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Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch (D18)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3 dxc4 5 a4 Bf5 6 e3

Number of games in database: 1660
Years covered: 1922 to 2018
Overall record:
   White wins 35.0%
   Black wins 23.2%
   Draws 41.8%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Loek van Wely  10 games
Alexander Ipatov  9 games
Alina Kashlinskaya  7 games
Wang Yue  9 games
Vladimir Akopian  9 games
Markus Ragger  9 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937
Topalov vs M Lodhi, 2010
Spielmann vs Pirc, 1931
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937
G Fuster vs Szabo, 1934
M Chommyyev vs T L Petrosian, 2012
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 page 1 of 67; games 1-25 of 1,660  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine ½-½701922LondonD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
2. Rubinstein vs Alekhine 0-1601922LondonD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
3. L Asztalos vs Tarrasch ½-½441923TriesteD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
4. M Walter vs Przepiorka  1-0301924GyorD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
5. Saemisch vs Przepiorka 1-0341925MarienbadD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
6. Carls vs I Rabinovich 0-1591925Baden-BadenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
7. B Verlinsky vs Lasker 0-1411925MoscowD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
8. M Scholtz vs Lasker 1-0211926Simul, 24bD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
9. Ed. Lasker vs Maroczy  0-1521926Lake HopatcongD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
10. Rokhlin vs S Von Freymann  1-0531927USSR ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
11. Saemisch vs A Brinckmann  1-0691929Rogaska SlatinaD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. H Bodenstein vs W Koch 1-0101930BerlinD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
13. K Ruben vs Weenink  1-0261930Hamburg ol (Men)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
14. Spielmann vs Pirc 1-0251931MatchD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
15. Bogoljubov vs J Mieses  ½-½54193127. DSB KongressD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
16. V Silich vs S Von Freymann  0-1491931Ch URS (1/2 final)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
17. S B Gotthilf vs Kiselev  1-0501931Ch URS (1/2 final)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
18. Ed. Lasker vs I A Horowitz  1-0331931New York InternationalD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
19. M Golmayo De La Torriente vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-0261931Prague ol (Men)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
20. Marshall vs L Steiner 0-1391931Prague ol (Men)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
21. H Steiner vs E R Lundin  1-0241931Prague ol (Men)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
22. Bogoljubov vs Pirc 1-0401931BledD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
23. Bogoljubov vs L Roedl  1-0291931GER-ch play-offD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
24. Menchik vs Euwe 1-0561931Hastings 1931/32D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
25. Saemisch vs J Mieses  ½-½281932Swinemuende GERD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-11-07  WTHarvey: Here are some winning combinations from Slav Dutch miniatures: http://www.wtharvey.com/d18.html
Mar-09-09  Method B: I have a question about move order in the following position.


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What's the point in delaying castling here and simply develop the b8 knight to d7?

Is there any clear strategical difference in ideas between 8...0-0 and 8...Nbd7?

Mar-09-09  FHBradley: At least part of the point lies in the fact that 8... Nbd7 allows 9 Qb3, after which black cannot really avoid a draw: 9...a5 10 Na2, whereas after 8 ... 0-0 9 Qb3 black can play 9... Qe7. On the other hand, delaying castling is useful in some variations, a possibility that black obviously does not have if s/he chooses 8...0-0
Apr-07-12
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  Penguincw: Opening of the Day
Slav, Dutch

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.♘f3 ♘f6 4.♘c3 dxc4 5. a4 ♗f5 6.e3


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Oct-26-13  Kikoman: <Opening of the Day>

Slav, Dutch
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6.e3


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