The Ragozin Defense (for black) - FREE video series

mwpchess

Hi guys! I am FM Andrii Punin, and I want to share my opening knowledge in my video series.

 

QGD The Vienna variation

 

5.Bg5 dxc4 6.a3

https://youtu.be/P84ZpgPFNX4

5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e3

https://youtu.be/HSPfZWc_ADc

5.Bg5 dxc4 6.Qa4

https://youtu.be/3N8FM8iQls8

5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 c5 7.dxc5

https://youtu.be/SJ7s76RRp10

5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 c5 7.e5 cxd4 8.Nd4

https://youtu.be/ehpxBLNe0Sw

5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 c5 7.e5 cxd4 8.Qa4

https://youtu.be/Vv2uwZlHHfA

Main line 10.Nb5 Ne4 11.Qd4

https://youtu.be/V4Sfpx6P_dU

Main line 10.Nb5 Ne4 11.Bf4

https://youtu.be/C7GZAJOu-wU

Main line 10.Bxf6 Qxc3 11.Kf1 gxf6 12.Rc1 Qa5 w/o 13.h4

https://youtu.be/iasAFfu48Ag

Main line 10.Bxf6 Qxc3 11.Kf1 gxf6 12.Rc1 Qa5 13.h4

https://youtu.be/Ir_bcAViID0

Main line 10.Bb5 Nbd7 11.Bxf6 Qxc3 12.Kf1 gxf6 w/o 13.h4

https://youtu.be/tVPjJxQds00

Main line 10.Bb5 Nbd7 11.Bxf6 Qxc3 12.Kf1 gxf6 13.h4 a6 14.Rh3 Qb4 w/o 15.Be2

https://youtu.be/JyMBLgbyJ_o

Main line 10.Bb5 Nbd7 11.Bxf6 Qxc3 12.Kf1 gxf6 13.h4 a6 14.Rh3 Qb4 15.Be2

https://youtu.be/WgXSmYwWKpo

 

Alekhine variation

 

5.Qa4 Nc6 6.a3

https://youtu.be/Op6eHXow2fY

5.Qa4 Nc6 6.Ne5 Bd7 7.Nxd7 Qxd7 8.e3

https://youtu.be/pifafdq4UpI

5.Qa4 Nc6 6.Ne5 Bd7 7.Nxd7 Qxd7 8.a3

https://youtu.be/hXnBQ-EsrRg

5.Qa4 Nc6 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 w/o 9.e3

https://youtu.be/gekHxDiCleU

5.Qa4 Nc6 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.e3 0-0 w/o 10.Be2

https://youtu.be/Ynw9vEsIhKc

5.Qa4 Nc6 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.e3 0-0 10.Be2 Be6 11.0-0 a6 w/o 12.Rfc1

https://youtu.be/m2hhdtkkJKU

5.Qa4 Nc6 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.e3 0-0 10.Be2 Be6 11.0-0 a6 12.Rfc1 Bd6 13.Qd1 Ne7 w/o 14.Na4

https://youtu.be/MM0AN15r-8Q

5.Qa4 Nc6 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.e3 0-0 10.Be2 Be6 11.0-0 a6 12.Rfc1 Bd6 13.Qd1 Ne7 14.Na4

https://youtu.be/REbURBQEFEQ

5.Qa4 Nc6 6.e3-Introduction

https://youtu.be/9R0kCAxcSTs

5.Qa4 Nc6 6.e3 0-0 7.Qc2 Re8 w/o 8.Bd2

https://youtu.be/CTQO9bYNt80

5.Qa4 Nc6 6.e3 0-0 7.Qc2 Re8 8.Bd2

https://youtu.be/EDx1hEI9c6A

5.Qa4 Nc6 6.e3 0-0 7.Bd2 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Bd6 w/o 9.Qc2

https://youtu.be/u6TBYz_QytM

5.Qa4 Nc6 6.e3 0-0 7.Bd2 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Bd6 9.Qc2

https://youtu.be/xuT5S3fU9Ds

 

5.Qb3

 

5.Qb3 c5 - Introduction

https://youtu.be/7Wh7dY_d2o0

5.Qb3 c5 6.dxc5

https://youtu.be/Y1VLlK-Qymg

5.Qb3 c5 6.cxd5 exd5 7.dxc5 Nc6 8.Bg5 Be6 9.0-0-0 0-0 w/o 10.e4

https://youtu.be/2uToC6NYnqk

5.Qb3 c5 6.cxd5 exd5 7.dxc5 Nc6 8.Bg5 Be6 9.0-0-0 0-0 10.e4

https://youtu.be/oc4gSoRCcwI

 

Main line 5.cxd5

 

5.cxd5 exd5 - Introduction

https://youtu.be/dAIWX4PYN8I

5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bf4 Ne4 7.Rc1 Nc6 8.Nd2 g5 9.Be3

https://youtu.be/YuDNbR0OmAk

5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bf4 Ne4 7.Rc1 Nc6 8.Nd2 g5 9.Bg3

https://youtu.be/sWR09EoLgr8

5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bxf6

https://youtu.be/fRQ3sPRuhL4

5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 0-0 w/o 8.e3

https://youtu.be/tlCrV3zatc4

5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 0-0 8.e3 Bf5 9.Qb3 Bxc3 10.Qxc3

https://youtu.be/RNipZhpPSmY

5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 0-0 8.e3 Bf5 9.Qb3 Bxc3 10.bxc3 Nbd7 11.Qxb7

https://youtu.be/7zP2iGhXJJA

5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 0-0 8.e3 Bf5 9.Qb3 Bxc3 10.bxc3 Nbd7 11.Be2

https://youtu.be/pkhHklAKstw

 

Odds and ends, Nimzo-Indian transpositions

https://youtu.be/EJyTarOmpZs

 

The lines from the video are in the description to the video.

I'm ready to answer your questions.

TwoMove

For quite sometime in 5cxd5 exd5 line castling with 7...0.0 wasn't considered a great idea, because playing a QGD exchange type position with Bb4 misplaced, and little counterplay. Obviously that's not the case now, because top GM's playing it but can you give some clue what changed?

Also you mentioned didn't like Pert's recommendation in Vienna because of line with Bb5ch bd7, but I couldn't find the video.

mwpchess
TwoMove wrote:

For quite sometime in 5cxd5 exd5 line castling with 7...0.0 wasn't considered a great idea, because playing a QGD exchange type position with Bb4 misplaced, and little counterplay. Obviously that's not the case now, because top GM's playing it but can you give some clue what changed?

Also you mentioned didn't like Pert's recommendation in Vienna because of line with Bb5ch bd7, but I couldn't find the video.

1. Modern computers showed that black is OK in the critical 9.Qb3 line. By the way, 7...Bf5 is also playable, but needs more memorization.

5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 0-0 8.e3 Bf5 9.Qb3 Bxc3 10.Qxc3

https://youtu.be/RNipZhpPSmY

5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 0-0 8.e3 Bf5 9.Qb3 Bxc3 10.bxc3 Nbd7 11.Qxb7

https://youtu.be/7zP2iGhXJJA

5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 0-0 8.e3 Bf5 9.Qb3 Bxc3 10.bxc3 Nbd7 11.Be2

https://youtu.be/pkhHklAKstw

2.I analyze 10.Bb5+ Nbd7 in these videos:

Main line 10.Bb5 Nbd7 11.Bxf6 Qxc3 12.Kf1 gxf6 w/o 13.h4

https://youtu.be/tVPjJxQds00

Main line 10.Bb5 Nbd7 11.Bxf6 Qxc3 12.Kf1 gxf6 13.h4 a6 14.Rh3 Qb4 w/o 15.Be2

https://youtu.be/JyMBLgbyJ_o

Main line 10.Bb5 Nbd7 11.Bxf6 Qxc3 12.Kf1 gxf6 13.h4 a6 14.Rh3 Qb4 15.Be2

https://youtu.be/WgXSmYwWKpo

 

 

LHiverArrive
Seems good! Thanks for the series!
m_n0

Ah, awesome - I'll have to check this out.

Ziggy_Zugzwang

Very useful. Thanks!

opticRED

thanks.

pfren

Nice work, sir.

TwoMove
mwpchess wrote:

1. Modern computers showed that black is OK in the critical 9.Qb3 line. By the way, 7...Bf5 is also playable, but needs more memorization.

The complete Ragozin by Cornette covers 7...Bf5 and 7...0.0 8e3 Bf5 also, have you seen this one? Am asking because already have Pert book, and it might not be worthwhile buying this one, if cover similar ground. Thanks.

mwpchess
TwoMove wrote:
mwpchess wrote:

1. Modern computers showed that black is OK in the critical 9.Qb3 line. By the way, 7...Bf5 is also playable, but needs more memorization.

The complete Ragozin by Cornette covers 7...Bf5 and 7...0.0 8e3 Bf5 also, have you seen this one? Am asking because already have Pert book, and it might not be worthwhile buying this one, if cover similar ground. Thanks.

Most of the lines are taken from the Cornette's book, with the addition of fresh (2017-2018) high-level games, and correspondence games.

TwoMove

Thank you for the information.

TwoMove

Karajakin v Aronian 2018 seems quite relevant, although delaying a6, seems to make 16...Nc5 possible?!

 

https://en.chessbase.com/post/candidates-2018-berlin-caruana-aronian-score

balashukla0761

thanks for sharing

 especially the Alekhine it is hard to find good material on that

TwoMove

https://www.chess.com/blog/IM_Kgwm/book-review-the-complete-ragozin-by-matthieu-cornette-chess-evolution

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