Queen's Gambit Declined

An agressive system against the Queens Gambit Declined.

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Introduction

This opening paper focuses on an agressive attacking line against the Queens Gambit declined which is generally regarded as a very solid opening. This line has been played by grandmasters such as Shirov, Petrosian, Ward.
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Starting Position

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This variation of the Queens Gambit exchange variation can be reached by the following moves:-

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 c6 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.Qc2 0-0 9.Nge2 Re8 10.0-0-0

White is generally playing for an attack against Black's king, and at the same time trying to make sure black's counterplay does not get of control, with moves like b5 coming at white's king.

One example game, where white uses the c5 square to remove counterplay before continuing with his king side attack is the following:-

Ward,C - Parker,J [D36]
Guildford, 1991

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 c6 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.Qc2 0-0 9.Nge2 Re8 10.0-0-0 Qa5 11.Kb1 b5 12.Ng3 h6 13.Bxf6 Nxf6 14.Nce2

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Bd7 15.Nc1 Rac8 16.Nb3 Qb6 17.Rc1 Be6 18.Nc5 Nd7 19.Nxe6 fxe6 20.Qe2 Nf6 21.Nh5 b4 22.h4 c5 23.Nxf6+ Bxf6 24.g4 c4 25.Bg6 Red8 26.g5 hxg5 27.hxg5 Bxg5 28.Rcg1 Bh6 29.Rxh6 gxh6 30.Qf3 Rc7 31.Qf6 1-0

From the starting position this paper will systematically examine 6 main moves for Black. The moves overlap in plans, but they do provide a structure for the examination of different plans.

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[1 of 6] Ne4
[2 of 6] Nf8
[3 of 6] h6
[4 of 6] Qa5
[5 of 6] b5
[6 of 6] b6

 

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