How to play the opening for all rating levels, Part 3

Today, Queen's Gambit Declined is discussed.


What if I could show you a defense for Black that won me material in the opening the first 4 times I played it, would you want to know more? Well, just watch my video! I was rated high 1700's at the time and my opponents were about 1450-1800.


I am starting 3 thematic tournaments, with 8 players each. Sign up in this blog to be sent an invite. You must be a member of my video lessons group to enter. It's the best coaching group on and now the 7th largest of all groups.


Join here for all the fun!:

Specify which tournament you wish to enter:

NM aww-rats #004: D30: Queen's Gambit Delined: Tarrasch Defense

NM aww-rats #005: D40: Queen's Gambit Delined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense

NM aww-rats #006: D60: Queen's Gambit Delined: Orthodox Variation

When these tournaments start, new ones will be created, you will never be too late to join!

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  • 23 months ago


    Sign me in for all the 3 events! I love it!! <3

  • 2 years ago


    I would love to be part of this. Sign me up for any available tourney, please.

    Thank you.

  • 2 years ago


    Sign me up for all three. I love learning about new openings.

  • 2 years ago


    Please sign me up for the orthodox tournament.

  • 2 years ago

    NM aww-rats

    I have invited enough players to start all sections so if event starts, and you didn't accept in time, enter again, I start new sections....

  • 2 years ago


    please I need to play in the tarrasch variation because we have a tournament and I am preparing this line. if possible please sign me in the tarrasch defence. thanks in advance

  • 2 years ago


    sign me up for the QGD orthodox, please.

  • 2 years ago


    Sign me up for whichever tourneys you require more players.



  • 2 years ago


    Please send me invite for all 3

  • 2 years ago


    please sign me up for all three tournaments, thankyou

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks for setting up these tournaments!

    May I please join NM aww-rats #006: D60: Queen's Gambit Delined: Orthodox Variation?

  • 2 years ago


    Please sign me up for the QGD Orthodox.  Thanks!

  • 2 years ago



  • 2 years ago


    I'd like to play in these tournaments as well, please.

  • 2 years ago


    i'd like to play the tournament is about as much as i can take on at a 5d time control.

  • 2 years ago

    NM aww-rats

    Asyrdin, thanks. I fixed things. I don't think non-premiums can play n all 3, but I sent invites. 

  • 2 years ago


    Sign me up for QGD:Tarrasch Defense please and thanks.

  • 2 years ago


    Sign me in for QGD Orthodox please. Thanks.

  • 2 years ago


    hmm all 3 tournaments have the tarrash starting position, should be different for semi tarrash and orthodox.

  • 2 years ago


    sign me in i prefer all 3

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