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To those who is knowlegeable on this opening, why wouldn't the opposition take the pawn that moved to e4. Is it because white will give control of the center to black?
a 270 should not know what the slav is .... ratings, especially of scholastic players, are DEFLATED bigtime in the USCF.
This is the game of a 270:
I am currently playing in the US junior chess congress under 8 section for the club named HCA and in my first game against someone and his rating was about 270 and my rating was 1097 and I played the Queen's gambit declined with him playing the slav and I won the game with an extra Queen, some pawns, and about 2 minor pieces.
Hey blowerd, as MikeDoyle shared below, it sounds like you're playing a Ragozin system. It can be complex and dynamic, so yeah it's good. The Queen's Gambit Players group covers it and other lines in vote chess regularly.
The Ragozin Variation (ECO code D37-D39) occurs after 4.Nf3 Bb4. An important line in this variation is the Vienna variation where the game continues: 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4. White pawns or pieces to occupy the central squares in exchange for long-term pawn structure weaknesses. An instance of Vienna variation played at the highest level was Fine vs Euwe, AVRO 1938.
I have often played this as black. It often ends up with me playing Bb4 to pin whites knight after they have developed it. Is this a good move?
Just to tell you North Sea if you play the Queen's gambit Decline for black and you play c6 it's also called the slob.
this is my favorite opening for no matter how strong the opponent's counter attack it will last until you win
Review my games.. i play black..
My favourite opening, The Queens Gambit. I consider myself an expert on its theory. I rarely play anything other than it regardless of what black plays.
this is a solid opening...
hard to break through
i like anderssen opening,and polish. ihate queens gambit,b'coz its so familiar.plenty counter attack.
I prefer the Slav, but there's nothing wrong with this either.
Actually Wikipedia is an astonishing resource on chess.
I am actually practising a line of defence on the Queen's Gambit Declined now. So I will let you know how I get on. Come on black!
Thanks Mr Doyle for explaining Queen's Gambit (+ Declined). It is hard to understand variations without understanding the original. Though I thought it all came out of your head at first.
D30: Queen's Gambit Declined (QGD) is a chess opening when after White plays the Queen's Gambit:
Black declines the pawn offered by White and plays:
By declining the temporary pawn sacrifice, Black erects a solid position; the pawns on d5 and e6 give Black a foothold in the center. The Queen's Gambit Declined has the reputation as being one of Black's most reliable defenses to 1.d4. Playing 2...e6 releases Black's dark-squared bishop, while obstructing the light-squared bishop. White will try to exploit the passivity of this bishop, and Black will try to release it, trade it, or prove that, while passive, the bishop has a useful defensive role.
The Queen's Gambit Declined is often reached by a number of other move orders, such as 1.d4 e6 2.c4 d5; 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5; 1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4; or 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 e6 3.d4.
An eventual ...dxc4 from Black will surrender the center to White, and Black will usually not do this unless he can extract a concession, which is usually in the form of waiting for White to play Bd3, only then capturing on c4. In the Orthodox line, the 'fight for the tempo' revolves around White's efforts to play all other useful developing moves before Bd3
In its broadest sense, the Queen's Gambit Declined is any variation of the Queen's Gambit in which Black does not capture the pawn on c4. Other variations where Black does not capture on c4 have their own names and are usually treated separately. Of these, the most important is the Slav Defense.
Of the 34 games played of the 1927 world championship between Alexander Alekhine and José Raúl Capablanca, all except the first and third began with the Queen's Gambit Declined.
After 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 (other third moves are also possible: 3.cxd5 may be played to lead to the Exchange line, 3.Nf3 keeps options open, and 3.g3 will transpose to the Catalan), Black's main move is 3...Nf6 however he has other options as well:
Lines beginning with the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 are covered by ECO codes D35-D69. These are old lines that can transpose into many other queen pawn openings. White has several ways of dealing with Black's setup:
White has a pawn majority in the center, Black has a pawn majority on the queenside. This pawn structure gives White the opportunity to either advance his pawns in the center by means of Nge2, f2-f3, followed by e2-e4, or play for a minority attack by means of the plan Rb1, followed by b2-b4-b5, then bxc6 in order to create a weak pawn at c6. It should be noted that, while Black can play ...cxb5, or recapture on c6 with a piece, each of these possibilities are even less desirable than the backward pawn in the open file. For Black, the exchange at d5 has released his light-squared bishop and opened the e-file, giving him the use of e4 as a springboard for central and kingside play. While chances are balanced, Black is usually more or less forced to use his superior activity to launch a piece attack on White's king, as the long-term chances in the QGD Exchange structure favour White. The following games are as model games for White:
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