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QGD: Exchange Variation: Repertoire Preparation For Black

The first thing to remember is a trap that Taimanov fell into.




The main player whose repertoire we are going to follow is Artur Yusupov.

The main thing to learn is that it is OK to push pawns in front of your king, but after move 30!. Watch the following!


In the following game with Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Artur Yusupov repeats the position and suggests a draw tacitly. Because White thinks that in QGD Exchange variation, White has the advantage, he takes extra risk, and loses. Notice the reckless pushing of pawns by Artur.


In this game, Artur puts away Portisch with pawn pushes on the kingside.


These are some of the games I missed to put in the original blog:
Bacrot - Karpov
Nielsen - Van der Sterren
Hulak - Spassky


  • 4 years ago


    In case white pushes f3-e4 without sufficient preparation, here is how to punish White.

  • 4 years ago


    Another awesome game where Black attacks White (and sort of ignores the pawn on c6) is the following:

  • 4 years ago


    The main way for White to play is Minority Attack. Black's best strategy is to ignore the minority attack and sacrifice the pawn, as in the following game:

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