Queen's Gambit Declined 2

An agressive system against the Queens Gambit Declined.

[1 of 6] Ne4

Introduction to Ne4

The move Ne4 really does force the issue by black. In one respect it attempts to simplify the situation. It can give white the option of sacrificing a pawn, because the bishop on g5 can be supported by h4. These can lead to very exciting games such as Nimzowitsch,A - Spielmann,R. One of the implications of Ne4, is that if white does exchange on e4, and black recaptures with a pawn, that pawn is likely to be weak, and have to be supported by a move such as f5. In this case, the f4 square can be usefully used. The game Spielmann,R - Thomas,G is a good example of this. f5 does weaken the b3-g8 diagnonal which can also be usefully be used by white. In the game Nikolac,J - Goehring,K [D36] for example white gets very nice squares for his knights after using the diagonal to exchange queens.

Alekhine Alexander - Kashdan Isaac [D36]
Pasadena, 1932

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.cxd5 exd5 6.e3 c6 7.Bd3 Be7 8.Qc2 0-0 9.Nge2 Re8 10.0-0-0 Ne4

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Alehkine in the following game played an interesting pawn sacrifice, which was not accepted. It was however excepted in the Nimzowitsch,A - Spielmann,R that follows.

11.Bxe4 dxe4 12.h4 f5 13.Qb3+ Kh8 14.Nf4 Nf6 15.h5 h6 16.Qf7 Ng8 17.Ng6+ Kh7 18.Nxe7 Rxe7 19.Bxe7 Qxe7 20.Qxe7 Nxe7 21.d5 Bd7 22.dxc6 Bxc6 23.Rd6 Rc8 24.Rhd1 Ng8 25.Rd8 Rc7 26.Rf8 Nf6 27.Rdd8 Nxh5 28.Rxf5 Nf6 29.Kd2 Kg6 30.Rc5 Rf7 31.Rd6 Kh7 32.Rf5 Kg6 33.Ra5 a6 34.Nd5 Bxd5 35.Raxd5 Kh7 36.Rf5 Kg6 37.Rc5 Kh7 38.Ke2 g5 39.b4 Kg7 40.a4 Ng4 41.f3 exf3+ 42.gxf3 Nh2 43.f4 gxf4 44.exf4 Ng4 45.Kf3 Nf6 46.b5 Nd7 47.Rcd5 Nf6 48.Rf5 Kg6 49.Rc5 axb5 50.Rxb5 Rc7 51.Rbb6 Rf7 52.a5 Kg7 53.Rb5 Rc7 54.Rdb6 Rc3+ 55.Ke2 Rc4 56.Rxb7+ Kg6 57.f5+ Kg5 58.a6 Ra4 59.a7 Ne4 60.Ke3 1-0

Nimzowitsch,A - Spielmann,R [D36]
Bad Aussee m (11), 1928

1.c4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 Be7 6.Qc2 0-0 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Bd3 c6 9.Nge2 Re8 10.0-0-0 Ne4 11.Bxe4 dxe4 12.h4 Bxg5 13.hxg5 Qxg5 14.Nxe4 Qg6 15.f3 Nf8 16.Nf4 Qf5 17.Rh5 Qd7 18.d5 cxd5 19.Nxd5 Qc6 20.Qxc6 bxc6 21.Ndf6+ gxf6 22.Nxf6+ Kh8 23.Nxe8 Bg4 24.Nc7 Rc8 25.Rg5 Be6 26.Nxe6 Nxe6 27.Ra5 1-0

The pawn sacrifice also featured in the following short win...

Ker Anthony F - Aung Thant [D36]
Zt, Genting Highlands (Malaysia) (7), 1995

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Qc2 0-0 7.e3 c6 8.Bd3 Nbd7 9.Nge2 Re8 10.0-0-0 Ne4 11.Bxe4 dxe4 12.h4 Bxg5 13.hxg5 Qxg5 14.Nxe4 Qg6 15.f3 Nf8 16.Nf4 Qf5 17.Rh5 Qd7 18.Rdh1 Qe7 19.Kb1 f6 20.d5 g6 21.Qc3 Kg7 22.d6 Qd8 23.Nxf6 Qxf6 24.Rxh7+ Nxh7 25.Rxh7+ Kxh7 26.Qxf6 Bf5+ 27.e4 1-0

Spielmann,R - Thomas,G [D36]
Karlsbad, 1929

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Bd3 Be7 8.Qc2 0-0 9.Nge2 Re8 10.0-0-0 Ne4 11.Bxe4 dxe4 12.h4 f5 13.Qb3+ Kh8 14.Nf4 Nf6 15.h5 Nd5 16.Bxe7 Nxe7 17.Ng6+ Nxg6 18.hxg6 Be6 19.Rxh7+ Kg8 20.d5 cxd5 21.Nxd5 Rc8+ 22.Kb1 Qg5 23.Rdh1 Qxg6 24.Rh8+ 1-0

Colm,D - Al Khater,H [D36]
Baguio-WchJ, 1987

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.cxd5 exd5 6.e3 Be7 7.Qc2 c6 8.Bd3 0-0 9.Nge2 Re8 10.0-0-0 Ne4 11.Bxe4 dxe4 12.Bf4 f5 13.Nb5 Nb6 14.Nc7 Nd5 15.Nxa8 Be6 16.Nc7 Nxc7 17.Bxc7 Qxc7 18.d5 Bd7 19.dxc6 bxc6 20.Nf4 Rc8 21.Qc4+ Kh8 22.Qf7 Re8 23.Nh5 1-0

Nikolac,J - Goehring,K [D36]
BL, 1989

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.d4 d5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 0-0 6.Qc2 Nbd7 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Bd3 Re8 9.Nge2 c6 10.0-0-0 Nf8 11.Kb1 Ne4 12.Bxe7 Qxe7 13.Bxe4 dxe4 14.Ng3 f5 15.d5 Ng6 16.Qb3 Qf7 17.dxc6 Qxb3 18.axb3 bxc6 19.Na4 Rb8 20.Nc5 Ne5 21.Rd2 Kf7 22.Rc1 Be6 23.Rc3 g6 24.Ne2 Red8 25.Rxd8 Rxd8 26.Nd4

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Bd5 27.h3 Rf8 28.Kc1 Kf6 29.Kd2 g5 30.Rc1 Re8 31.Ra1 Re7 32.Ra6 h5 33.b4 Nc4+ 34.Kc3 Nb6 35.b5 cxb5 36.b3 Ke5 37.Nxb5 Nc8 38.Rg6 Bf7 39.Rh6 Nb6 40.Nd4 Rc7 41.Nc6+ Kd5 42.Nb4+ Ke5 43.Nba6 Rc8 44.Kb2 Rd8 45.Nb4 Rc8 46.Nc6+ Kd5 47.Na6 1-0

Poulenard,R - Moncamp,G [D36]
Uzes (9), 1989

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 c6 7.Bd3 0-0 8.Qc2 Nbd7 9.Nge2 Re8 10.0-0-0 Ne4 11.Bxe7 Qxe7 12.Ng3 Nxc3 13.Qxc3 Nf6 14.Kb1 Ne4 15.Qc2 g6 16.Rde1 Bd7 17.f3 Nxg3 18.hxg3 Rac8 19.g4 c5 20.g3 cxd4 21.Qh2 f5 22.gxf5 Bxf5 23.Bxf5 gxf5 24.g4 dxe3 25.gxf5 Qc7 26.Qh6 Rf8 27.Qxe3 Qc2+ 28.Ka1 Qxf5 29.Qd4 Qf6 30.Qxd5+ Rf7 31.a3 Rd8 32.Qh5 Rdf8 33.Re3 Qf5 34.Qh4 Qf4 35.Qf2 Rc7 36.Rg1+ Kh8 37.Rge1 Qf7 38.Re6 Qf4 39.Re7 Rc1+ 40.Rxc1 Qxc1+ 41.Ka2 Qc4+ 42.b3 Qc3 43.Qh2 1-0


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