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My Favorite 1.d4 Miniatures #1 (Queen's Gambit Accepted)

My Favorite 1.d4 Miniatures #1 (Queen's Gambit Accepted)

Apr 2, 2015, 9:12 PM 1

Miniatures are just plain fun. Who doesn't enjoy a good crushing—swift and overwhelming. They are also instructive. Let's face it, we don't always play brilliantly in the opening, and occasionally we deserve to get punished. Miniatures are a great way to learn how to crush... and avoid falling victim.


However, I have gripe with the miniature literature. We've seen countless King's Gambit, Giuoco Piano, and Najdorf Sicilian miniatures. But the 1.d4 miniature is often not to be found. Being a 1.d4 player I take offense, and so have decided to rectify the situation.


I've decided to define a miniature as game of less than 25 moves where one side finds themselves in a lost position without obviously blundering. After digging though the databases I've found some good ones!


Behold my favorite 1.d4 miniatures!




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