Queens Gambit Declined as Black

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1


    Can you please help me in some variations for how to play queens gambit declined as black? i want to know how to reply for queens gambit as black?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3


    Yes, that's very reasonable material to start off with. In the 7Rc1 I think there is a strange looking suggestion of  responding with Nc6.  It would be nice to know what IM pfren thinks of the quality of this?, or anyone else who has tried it out.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5


    Thank you so much!.. its helping me to study a lot about it :)
    IM Prefen? can you help me more if you dont mind? If yes i will ask my questions! 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6


    Thanks for reply too IM prefen.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7


    You might also study the games of top players who have played the Black side - Anand, Topalov, Kramnik have all played a number of QGD games.  Playing over them gives you a sense not only of the opening moves, but also of the middlegame plans and even the typical endgames which may arise.  It is a better guide than just memorizing opening variations which end with "a slight plus for White" or "the position is equal" and no clue what to do from there.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8


    Kasparov's books on matches with Karpov, or "Test of time" are hard to beat for quality analysis of complete games with Queen's Gambit declined. Most of the games are based around Tartakower rather than Lasker. Starting off, wouldn't matter too much switching between two, and learning principals. The more recent "Kasparov on modern chess" series has nice chessbase versions can flick through too.

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