The Complete Queen's Gambit Declined: The Basics

Mar 9, 2015
22 min
The Queen’s Gambit Declined is one of the most important openings in chess, and GM Gregory Kaidanov begins a new series devoted to it. Learn the origin, history, basic ideas, move orders, and transpositions of this solid opening. Then dive deep into the variations where the c and d pawns are exchanged early. The Queen’s Gambit Declined is as relevant as ever today, even making an appearance at the most recent world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.