Category Archives: Queen’s Gambit Declined

TCh-ITA 2013 Rd7-GM Erdos,V(HUN)

TWIC 965
The feature game was won by rising young star GM Viktor Erdos, part of a new generation of Hungarian GMs

More on Erdos
(Hungarian language)

Erdos,V (2634) – Lenic,L (2617)
Queen’s Gambit Declined[D67]
45th Italian Teams 2013 Bratto ITA (7), 01.05.2013

Position 1
White has a clear P+ and a clearly better position. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

Budapest TCh 2012-13 Rd9-IM Halasz,Tamas(HUN)

Budapest TCh 2012-13 Rd9 Board 1
IM Halasz,Tamas won a tough RR vs Q battle as the RAC top two boards came through with key wins. Unfortunately RAC I lost the match to Spartcus II 7.5-4.5.

Metaxasz,Vaszilisz (2151) – Halasz,Tamas (2364) 
QGD Exchange[D35] 

BUD tch Lilienthal 12/13 (9.1), 10.03.2013

Position 1
An interesting Q vs, RR battle is taking place. What do you suggest for white?

White to Play


Position 2
The lineup of the king and queen is a big tactical hint. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play


Reykjavik Open 2013 Rd5-Kislik(USA)

IM Kislik,E drew a tricky ending against Huang(2478) but it’s not clear that white maximized his chances in the K+P ending.

Huang,Qian (2478) – Kislik,Erik Andrew (2359)
QGD Anti-Tartakower[D55]
Reykjavik Open 2013 (5.15), 22.02.2013

Position 1
Only white is playing for more than the draw after 45.Kd2. How should black defend?

Black to Play


Trends 2012 QGD f3 Exchange Variation(D35)

The f3 Exchange variation is the repertoire recommendation of Schandorff in Playing 1.d4 The Queen’s Gambit(Quality Chess 2012).

Here is a game from GM Timofeev,Arty played in the Polugaevsky Memorial 2012.

As an intro here is a video on another Timofeev game.

Timofeev,Arty (2641) – Mokshanov,A (2413)
QGD f3 Exchange Variation[D35]
2nd Polugaevsky Mem Samara RUS (3.10), 07.07.2012

Position 1
The kingside attack is well underway. White had previously sacrifice a piece for three pawns to open up the kingside. How should the attack to be continued?

White to Play