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Prasanna Kumar
Prasanna Kumar
11.02.2023
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Prasanna Kumar
11.02.2023

Queen’s Gambit Declined (QGD) is a timeless opening. Every world champion from Steinitz to Ding Liren has played this opening. This should tell us volumes about the depth and rich legacy of the QGD. It is an opening that gives you a solid foundation to use chess principles.

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
10.05.2022
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Yury Markushin
10.05.2022

Are you looking for a serious upgrade to your anti-1.d4 repertoire? If you play Queen’s Gambit Declined (QGD) with black pieces I have great news for you. FM Zaur Tekeyev is here to present a trendy novelty when it comes to QGD! ***

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.07.2022
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
04.07.2022

The Queen’s Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4) is one of the most popular openings in chess. It is appreciated both by amateurs and strong players and we see it at every top-level tournament. Black can choose between many set-ups, with the main decision being made as early as move two – accept the gambit or not? […]

IM Zaur Tekeyev
IM Zaur Tekeyev
06.02.2021
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IM Zaur Tekeyev
06.02.2021

Queen’s Gambit Declined is one of the most classical and solid chess openings. It starts with the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 when Black strengthens the center with a pawn and prepares the development of the kingside. Later, Black can opt for different schemes of development but all of them promise stability and safety. This […]

GM Alex Colovic
GM Alex Colovic
07.06.2020
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GM Alex Colovic
07.06.2020

Openings: A beginner may easily feel overwhelmed when facing the choice of what to play at the beginning of the game. There are so many openings, so much theory! What is he or she supposed to do? What are the best openings for beginners?

GM Alex Colovic
GM Alex Colovic
03.19.2019
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GM Alex Colovic
03.19.2019

“I don’t believe in fortresses.” – Magnus Carlsen I understand Carlsen’s famous quote, not at face value, but rather as an understanding of chess’s nearly infinite possibilities. Carlsen himself has shown in a lot of his games and how seemingly easily drawn games can be won by finding hidden resources in the position. Still, fortresses […]

GM Alex Colovic
GM Alex Colovic
07.20.2018
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GM Alex Colovic
07.20.2018

The Carlsbad structure, arising after the exchange of White’s c-pawn for Black’s e-pawn, most commonly from the Exchange Variation in the Queen’s Gambit Declined – 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 (or 3…Be7) 4 cd ed – is one of the most characteristic structures in modern chess. The Queen’s Gambit Declined is […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.09.2017
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
02.09.2017

We are going to continue this edition of the three best games with another two rapid games played in the World Championship few weeks ago. Even if they were played in shorter time control, the technique of the top players is great nevertheless and they employ many interesting ideas that we can try to learn […]

WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.16.2015
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WGM Raluca Sgircea, IM Renier Castellanos
03.16.2015

Before starting the actual presentation, we will first address a basic question to the understanding of this article: “What is the ‘Carlsbad pawn structure’?” This notion refers to the pawn structure arising in the Exchange Variation of the Queen’s Gambit, which made its debut in Carlsbad, in 1923. We can see this pawn formation in […]

Yury Markushin
Yury Markushin
01.10.2012
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Yury Markushin
01.10.2012

Elephant Trap is the trap for White that occurs in a popular variation of Queen’s Gambit Declined. White pins the Black’s f6 knight and captures the d5 pawn not realizing that it’s actually them who blundered and about to lose a piece, and most likely a game. It is a ‘must to know’ trap to […]