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Queen's Gambit

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The Queen's Gambit is the starting position of many respectable chess opening such as the Queen's Gambit Accepted, the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Slav Defence. Black in most cases prefers not to capture the pawn as he cannot keep it without allowing White to build a strong attack. It is considered an opening of positional nature and it became mainstream after Steinitz's ideas about positional play changed the chess world around the end of the 19th century. Play is relatively slow and without many tactics, in contrast to most openings that start with 1.e4 e5. This opening was very successful in the early 20th centrury with the 1927 World Chess Championship between Jose Raul Capablanca and Alexander Alekhine featuring this opening in 32 out of 34 games. It is still used today by many strong Grandmasters and in most cases it continues as a Slav Defence.

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  • 7 years ago · Quote · #1

    Garfeild17

    THIS SOUNDS INTRESTING

  • 7 years ago · Quote · #2

    msacky

    I don't know why, but i always loose when im playing the queens gambit(declined) yet  i don't wanna play e4 nor c4...please help.
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    srn347

    Try e5 for the albin countergambit(if dxe5 push the d pawn, if e3 lasker trap, if anything else but e4 cramped position for white). Or you can accept it with dxc4 and either expect white to waste tempo taking it or just hold onto it and deal with a bad position.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #4

    hansel

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  • 6 years ago · Quote · #5

    punkyboy

    whats 'changes being made'?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #6

    mysakk

    I love the queen's gambit, and I always play it in my games!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #7

    sssdddaaaa

    I win in this opening all the time!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #8

    bbirney

    One of the most positionally sound openings in chess... I play the QG

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #9

    ujwalchesswizard

    My ace opening is this one and I recommend it if ur playing good players

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #10

    loved

    Nice entry at Wikipedia on the Catalan:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_Opening

    (link opens in new window)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #11

    ArchanAlias

    The queen's gambit is my favorite opening and I follow up the acceptance of it by bringing out my queen Qh4+ forking the black king and the pawn on c5 and that leaves black with little controll of the center when I take that pawn. This all looks good but there is a bad side: your queen is brought into the center and, if you aren't careful, you could lose the positional advantage you have acheived because of the black's pawns and knights.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #12

    da-abbot

    gay

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #13

    a_flight_of_stairs

    What's with the spam on this article?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #14

    Jigar

    After 1.d4 d5 2.c4,  ; 2...g6 (Alekhine's Variation) ,  I dint clear with this move...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #15

    Jigar

    ...Continued... Is it for fianchetto ???

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #16

    kyldyl

    Cool

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    santwanad

    Cool

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    bambam101

    i dont use the queens gambit and i should use it to expand my reportoi

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #19

    Eagleswings

    I use thee QG and most the time people take the pawn.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #20

    caniecane

    i play Q.G. to avoid sicillan opening and all it's variaton's 

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