Queens Gambit Decline by Antonio Radić
Queen’s Gambit Declined
In this course discussing about the games which were played the sequence of Queens ambit declined at candidates tournament 2018
The Queen’s Gambit Declined (or QGD) is a chess opening in which Black declines a pawn offered by White in the Queen’s Gambit:
- 1. d4 d5
- 2. c4 e6
This is known as the Orthodox Line of the Queen’s Gambit Declined. When the “Queen’s Gambit Declined” is mentioned, it is usually assumed to be referring to the Orthodox Line; see “Other lines” below.
The Orthodox Line can be reached by a number of different move orders, such as 1.d4 e6 2.c4 d5; 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5; 1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4; 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 e6 3.d4; and so on.
Playing 2…e6 releases Black’s dark-squared bishop, while obstructing his light-squared bishop. By declining White’s temporary pawn sacrifice, Black erects a solid position; the pawns on d5 and e6 give Black a foothold in the. The Queen’s Gambit Declined has the reputation of being one of Black’s most reliable defenses to 1.d4. In this situation, White will try to exploit the passivity of Black’s light-squared bishop, and Black will try to release it, trade it, or prove that, while passive, the bishop has a useful defensive role.
An eventual …dxc4 by Black will surrender the centre to White, and Black will usually not do this unless he can extract a concession, usually in the form of gaining a, by capturing on c4 only after White has played Bd3 first. In the Orthodox Line, the fight for the tempo revolves around White’s efforts to play all other useful developing moves prior to playing Bd3.
- Lectures 5
- Quizzes 0
- Skill level Intermediate and Advanced
- Language English
- Students 491
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
Queen's Gambit Declined Game Analysis
- Queen’s Gambit Declined: Ragozin, Vienna (D39): Candidates Tournament (2018)
- Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense (D40): Candidates Tournament (2018)
- Queen’s Gambit Declined (D44): Candidates Tournament (2018)
- Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense (D40): World Championship Candidates (2018)
- Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation (D35): World Championship Candidates (2018)