QGD 1: Sidelines & the Tartakower Variation

Sep 26, 2012
22 min
For the introduction video to his new series on the Queen's Gambit Declined (from black's perspective), GM Sam Shankland reviews the awkward move orders, the tricky transpositions, and all those in between! He focuses mainly on the principles of the Tartakower variation, suggesting a recommended move order for black, and highlighting the specific pawn structures black wants to avoid.