The League Of Extraordinary Chess Players
Slav 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 dxc4
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The Queens Gambit Declined Slav Defense 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6
End Game Lesson
Opening Lesson 1
Opening Lesson 2
Opening Lesson 3
Opening Lesson 4
Opening Lesson 5
Opening Lesson 6
Opening Lesson 7
Jacques Meises Dutch defence 1. d4 f5 2. g3 b6
The Staunton Gambit 1.d4 f5 2.e4
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  • 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 dxc4 is a very good move statsitically for black.
  • White wins 36% loses 32% draws 32% I don't know opening systems for Black that does better.
  • 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 dxc4

    Black can go wrong here thinking he has a note boom here. In the note boom their is a N on c3 for black to attack with his bishop 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 dxc4 4.e3 b5 5.a4 e6 6.b3

    1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 dxc4 4.e3 b5 5.a4 e6 6.b3

    The check 6...Bb4 was the major mistake. When white bocks with his bishop 7.bd2 if black exchanges, White can take back with the knight at f3. This give white a beautiful square for his queen. (Black should have brought the other bishop to b7)6...Bb4+ 7.Bd2 a5 8.axb5

    4.e3 b5 5.a4 e6 6.b3 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 a5 8.axb5

  • 9.Nfxd2 Clears the f3 square for the queen.
  • 8... Bxd2+ 9.Nfxd2!!cxb5
  • 8... Bxd2+ 9.Nfxd2 cxb5

  • First the Queen attack the rook 10.Qf3 best for black here was 10..Qd4 but his hopes for a notboom formation where black ha a passed a an b pawn in return for control of the center and a pawn fades because 11.bxc4 attacks the b pawn and queen so the b pawn can't be pushed and is exchanged off.
  • 10.Qf3 Ra7 11.Qg3!!
  • Here the Queen at g3 (11. Qg3) attacks the pawn at g7 and Knight at b8. The game is lost.
  • 10.Qf3 Ra7 11.Qg3

    10.Qd4 is a little better but no good

  • According to chess lab 4.e3 seems best for white. I can see how it might transpose into the noteboom and be good for black.
  • 4.e3 white wins 38% loses 24% draws 34%
  • 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.d4 dxc4 4.e3

    [Site "Leon ESP"] [Date "2001.??.??"] [Round "1"] [White "Delchev,A"] [Black "Sommerbauer,N"] [TimeControl "-"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A13"] [WhiteELO "2634"] [BlackELO "2410"] 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.d4 dxc4 4.e3 b5 5.a4 c6 6.axb5 cxb5 7.b3 Bb4+ 8.Bd2 Bxd2+ 9.Nbxd2 a5 10.bxc4 b4 11.Bd3 Nf6 12.O-O O-O 13.Qc2 Nbd7 14.c5 Bb7 15.Bb5 Qc7 16.Rfc1 Bc6 17.Bxc6 Qxc6 18.Ra4 Ra6 19.Rca1 Rfa8 20.Nb3 Qc7 21.e4 Nb8 22.Ne5 Nc6 23.Nxc6 Qxc6 24.f3 Qc7 25.Qd2 h5 26.d5 exd5 27.exd5 h4 28.d6 Qc6 29.Qg5 Nd7 30.Rxa5 h3 31.Nd4 Rxa5 32.Rxa5 Qc8 33.Nf5 Rxa5 34.Qxg7# 1-0

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  • 4. e4 is not so good.
  • 4.e4 White wins 25% loses 50% draws 25%
  • 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 dxc4 4.e4

    [Event "TCh-CZE 2002-3"] [Site "Czech Rep CZE"] [Date "2002.??.??"] [Round "1"] [White "Kalod,R"] [Black "Volosin,Leonid"] [TimeControl "-"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A06"] [WhiteELO "2442"] 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 c6 3.c4 dxc4 4.e4 b5 5.a4 Nf6 6.e5 Nd5 7.axb5 cxb5 8.b3 e6 9.bxc4 bxc4 10.Bxc4 Be7 11.O-O O-O 12.Bxd5 Qxd5 13.Nc3 Qc4 14.Ba3 Bxa3 15.Rxa3 Bb7 16.Ng5 h6 17.Nge4 Bxe4 18.Nxe4 Nc6 19.Nf6+ gxf6 20.Qh5 Nxd4 21.Qxh6 Nf5 22.Qxf6 Qg4 23.Rfa1 Qg7 24.Qxg7+ Kxg7 25.Rxa7 Rxa7 26.Rxa7 Rd8 27.Ra1 Rd2 28.Re1 Nd4 29.h3 Ne2+ 30.Kh2 Nf4 31.Kg3 Nd3 32.Re3 Nxf2 33.Kf3 Nd3 34.g4 Nb4 35.Kg3 Nd5 36.Re4 Rd3+ 37.Kh4 Ne3 38.g5 Kg6 39.Rf4 Nf5+ 0-1

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    [Event "?"] [Site "St Petersburg"] [Date "1913.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Bogoljubov,Efim"] [Black "Alapin,Simon"] [TimeControl "-"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D11"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 dxc4 4.e4 Nf6 5.e5 Nd5 6.Bxc4 Nb6 7.Bb3 Bf5 8.e6 Bxe6 9.Bxe6 fxe6 10.O-O Nd5 11.Re1 Na6 12.Nbd2 g6 13.Nc4 Bg7 14.Ng5 Qd7 15.Nxe6 Bf6 16.Bh6 Ndc7 17.Ng7+ Kd8 18.Qb3 Qd5 19.Rad1 b5 20.Ne5 Qxb3 21.axb3 Nb4 22.d5 cxd5 23.Nf7+ Kd7 24.Nxh8 Rxh8 25.Bf4 e5 26.Bxe5 Bxe5 27.Rxe5 Rg8 28.Nh5 gxh5 29.Rxh5 Rg7 30.f4 Ne6 31.Rf1 Nc5 32.f5 Ne4 33.f6 Rf7 34.g4 Rxf6 35.Rxh7+ Ke6 36.Rxf6+ Nxf6 37.Rh6 Ke5 38.g5 Ne4 39.h4 d4 40.Rh7 d3 41.Rd7 Nd5 42.Kf1 Ne3+ 43.Ke1 d2+ 44.Rxd2 Nxd2 45.Kxd2 Nd5 46.h5 Nf4 47.h6 Kd4 48.h7 Ng6 49.b4 Nh8 50.b3 Ng6 51.Ke2 Kd5 52.Kd2 1/2-1/2

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  • 4.a4 White wins 35% loses 39% draws 26%
  • 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 dxc4 4.a4

    [Event "TCh-RUS"] [Site "Sochi RUS"] [Date "2004.??.??"] [White "Filippov,Va"] [Black "Sakaev,K"] [Round "9"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2639"] [BlackElo "2665"] [ECO "A06"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 c6 3. c4 dxc4 4. a4 Bg4 5. Ne5 Bh5 6. Nc3 Nd7 7. Nxc4 e6 8. a5 Ngf6 9. Bf4 Nd5 10. Nd6+ Bxd6 11. Bxd6 N7f6 12. Bg3 O-O 13. Qb3 Rc8 14. e3 c5 15. a6 b6 16. Nb5 Nb4 17. Nxa7 Ra8 18. Nb5 Bg6 19. Na3 Nxa6 20. Bxa6 Rxa6 21. dxc5 bxc5 22. O-O Rb6 23. Qa2 Be4 24. Nc4 Bd5 25. Qa7 Rb7 26. Qa6 Ne4 27. Be5 Rb4 28. Rac1 Bb7 29. Qa2 Qd5 30. f3 Ra8 31. Qb1 Rxc4 32. fxe4 Rxe4 33. Bc3 Rg4 34. e4 Qxe4 35. Qxe4 Bxe4 36. g3 Bd5 37. Rf4 Rxf4 38. gxf4 f6 39. Kf2 Kf7 40. h4 Ra4 41. Bd2 Rd4 42. Be3 Rb4 43. Rc2 Kg6 44. Bd2 Rb3 45. Bc3 Kf5 46. Kg3 Rb8 47. Rc1 Ra8 48. Bd2 Ra2 49. Rc2 c4 50. Bc1 Ra1 51. Rc3 Ke4 52. Re3+ Kd4 53. Re1 Kd3 54. Bd2 Kxd2 55. Rxa1 Kc2 56. Ra5 Kxb2 57. Rb5+ Kc2 58. Kf2 Kd2 59. Rb2+ Kd3 60. Ke1 c3 61. Rh2 Bf3 62. Ra2 h6 63. Ra3 g5 64. fxg5 fxg5 65. hxg5 hxg5 66. Ra6 g4 0-1

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