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QGD Vienna Variation 6.Bxc4 question, 8...Bd6
How is black doing in the line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bxc4 Nxe4 7.O-O Nxc3 8.bxc3 Bd6 ? Does black equalise here? I've looked at some of the positions and it looks interesting...

Started 02/03/19 at 21:52:05 by stockhausen
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By: stockhausen
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Cambridge Springs style trap
I'm sure most of us are aware of the dangers of the normal placing of a Bishop on d3 in the Cambridge Springs and some of us have even set the trap with the Black pieces.
In the 2014 World Junior...

Started 10/19/14 at 10:58:23 by RdC
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By: RdC
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Suspect line in Cambridge-Springs
Hi guys! Was reading Panczyk & Ilczuk (hope got the names right!) and saw a suspect variation (although played by the likes of Reti, RUbinstein, Teichman, Ljubojevic, Smagin et al,):
1. d4 d5 2....

Started 07/05/08 at 14:25:16 by Chess_Addict
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By: Chess_Addict
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Can we have some coverage of this variation
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4+ 5.Nbd2 dxc4.
It's not covered in any of the updates or the pdf ebooks.

Started 10/14/17 at 16:12:28 by befuddled
1 1710 Last Post 10/14/17 at 17:27:40
By: BadDays
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Andreikin-Kramnik, World Cup R3
Anyone else check out this game?
[Event "FIDE World Chess Cup"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2015.09.17"]
[Round "19"]
[White "Andreikin, Dmitry"]
[Black "Kramnik...|/pgn]
I am not an expert in the QGD by any means, but 9...c5!? seems kind of unusual, but interesting. At the very least I thought Kramnik's position was quite appealing after 16...Qc6.
According to my understanding from the White side, 10.dxc5 should be tried. I wonder what Kramnik's idea was here? I analyzed quite a few ...d4 ideas after 10...Nc6, but nothing seemed to totally work. Black does have a lot of ways to head into 2B vs. 2N positions down a pawn, but I'm not sure about any of them.
Will post more when I get home from work and have access to a database and computer.  Grin

Started 09/17/15 at 18:18:29 by TonyRo
1 2514 Last Post 09/18/15 at 19:11:37
By: nocteus
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QGD: White plays c4-c5
Recently I chanced upon this game:
V.Akobian-A.Almeida National Open Las Vegas 2006.06.16
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 Nbd7 7. e3 Be7 8. c5
Ne4 9. Nxe4 dxe4 ...

Started 11/21/06 at 15:49:59 by lnn2
1 1571 Last Post 11/21/06 at 16:05:10
By: lnn2
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QGD Orthodox Defence
I am not finding the orthodox QGD (D60-D69). I am sure it is somewhere, I would expect it in the queensgambitdeclined ebook, but this stops at the lasker defence.
Actually I want to p...

Started 02/10/06 at 17:02:28 by adal(Guest) (Guest)
1 1849 Last Post 02/15/06 at 16:03:07
By: castlerock
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QGD, typical position
I researched (NCO) a line of the QGD that goes:
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Nf3 0-0 7. Rc1 h6 8. Bh4 a6 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Bd3 c6 11. 0-0 Ne4 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Bxe4 dxe4 1...

Started 06/17/04 at 01:24:05 by kevinludwig
1 1800 Last Post 06/17/04 at 06:49:27
By: Peter Kitchen (Guest)
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QGD mainline sources for white?
Hello everyone,
It seems like all the recent repertoire books are for black, whereas authors from the white side always recommend the exchange variation or the Catalan.
I'm interested in pla...

Started 05/14/19 at 22:45:47 by BigTy
2 1407 Last Post 05/15/19 at 13:25:33
By: katar
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The complete Ragozin by Cornette
There is a new book on the Ragozin by Matthieu Cornette/Chess evolution. Can anyone already compare it to the recent QC book by Pert?
Differences I've spotted from the excerpt:
- Cornette gi...

Started 06/20/17 at 11:11:49 by califax
2 3934 Last Post 09/04/17 at 10:45:40
By: CanadianClub
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Early c5 in Tartakower
The opening of today's game in Qatar by Kramnik caught my eye. Actually he played it last year in Qatar as well and a handful of his elite colleagues have been giving it a try.
With the first ga...

Started 12/24/15 at 13:43:46 by RdC
2 2422 Last Post 01/06/16 at 14:41:34
By: TN
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Lasker variation-esc line vs the catalan
I just began playing the lasker variation of the QGD. What line is similar in style to the lasker that could be played against the catalan?

Started 02/14/11 at 19:27:04 by Reverse
2 2867 Last Post 02/15/11 at 01:12:09
By: TN
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Interesting Lasker's Defence Analysis
I figured I'd share this with any of you who haven't seen it; it looks like a pretty good web article on a Lasker's Defence based repertoire.  It's made me interested enough to want to give it a try!<...

Started 12/25/07 at 22:16:33 by ErictheRed
2 2359 Last Post 01/10/08 at 09:19:54
By: MarinFan
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1.d4 d4 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bxc4!?
Ruslan has annotated a couple of games in this line recently.  Is it experiencing a renaissance as a way of posing Black some problems in th...

Started 11/24/07 at 00:24:03 by HgMan
2 1500 Last Post 11/24/07 at 20:57:16
By: HgMan
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D55 on
Has anyone seen this on Ruslan's sight?  ??? Also, does anyone know the current state of
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. e3 e6 4. c4 Be7 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Nf3 h6 7. Bxf6 (which is included under D55)?

Started 05/23/05 at 14:43:55 by Billy Cember (Ex Member)
2 1757 Last Post 05/24/05 at 14:22:46
By: Billy Cember - Ex Member
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Cambridge Springs 7Bxf6
Can someone point me to what the recent theory is on 7 Bxf6 in the Cambridge Springs please? GM Shankland recommends this system for black in his recent chessable course but doesnt cover this line whi...

Started 05/19/20 at 06:45:24 by Krudos
3 731 Last Post 02/05/21 at 16:17:44
By: FreeRepublic
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Short's games in NIC - Tartacower QGD
I'm desperately trying to locate an issue on NewInChess Magazine, in which Nigel Short provided long comments on two games he had played in the QGD Tartacower variation.
Anybody knows the article...

Started 09/18/04 at 07:50:09 by hicetnunc
3 2356 Last Post 09/23/04 at 07:48:59
By: IMRichardPalliser
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QGD Lasker Defense 11. bxc3!?
After 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Ne4 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Rc1 c6 10. Bd3 Nxc3, it seems that instead of the usual Rxc3, White has the interesting option of 11 bxc3!?...

Started 06/01/04 at 19:39:09 by Billy_Cember (Ex Member)
3 2856 Last Post 06/17/04 at 12:00:18
By: Billy_Cember - Ex Member
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Queen's Gambit... exchange and black is lost!
All the books of opening theory suggest exchange variation against the QGD (so it must be very strong and easy to play) . Super GM begin their games as if they are going to play Nimzo and only once 3....

Started 12/10/16 at 18:12:32 by Pingudon
4 3455 Last Post 12/11/16 at 11:51:18
By: GMTonyKosten
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Does 7...Nbd7 in the QGD have a name?
I mean in the position where Black normally chooses between 7...Ne4 (Lasker) or 7...b6 (Tartakower/TMB system).
The closest I have come to finding a name is in Matthew Sadler's QGD book where he...

Started 02/28/16 at 23:49:10 by Methodchess
4 3783 Last Post 02/29/16 at 03:11:52
By: Methodchess
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