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Queen's Gambit Declined (D37)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Nf3

Number of games in database: 6331
Years covered: 1842 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 39.2%
   Black wins 18.1%
   Draws 42.7%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Alexey Dreev  68 games
Loek van Wely  64 games
Boris Gelfand  56 games
Rafael Vaganian  62 games
Nigel Short  62 games
Alexander Beliavsky  53 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1914
A Giri vs Aronian, 2012
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886
Duras vs Capablanca, 1913
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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kieseritzky vs I Calvi 0-141 1842 Paris mD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Saint Amant vs Staunton 0-156 1843 Staunton - Saint AmantD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. J Minckwitz vs A Schwarz  1-028 1878 Frankfurt mD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. J Minckwitz vs J N Berger  ½-½51 1881 BerlinD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. J Minckwitz vs Wittek  ½-½68 1881 BerlinD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Von Bardeleben vs J Minchin  1-026 1883 London (Vizayanagaram)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. V Hruby vs W Paulsen  ½-½50 1883 NurembergD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Zukertort vs Steinitz 0-138 1886 Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship MatchD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Zukertort vs Burn  0-128 1886 2nd BCA CongressD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Zukertort vs J Mason  ½-½24 1886 2nd BCA CongressD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Blackburne vs J N Berger ½-½56 1887 FrankfurtD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Blackburne vs Lipschutz 1-036 1889 USA-06.Congress New YorkD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Blackburne vs Burille  1-055 1889 USA-06.Congress New YorkD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Blackburne vs Taubenhaus  1-022 1889 USA-06.Congress New YorkD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Blackburne vs Burn  ½-½20 1889 BreslauD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Burn vs Gossip  ½-½27 1889 BreslauD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Blackburne vs J N Berger 1-037 1889 BreslauD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Tarrasch vs Owen 1-031 1890 6th BCA CongressD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Blackburne vs F J Lee  1-052 1890 ManchesterD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Blackburne vs C Golmayo 1-069 1891 Blackburne - GolmayoD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. J F Heemskerk vs B J Meijer  0-144 1892 NED-ch 20thD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Lipschutz vs Showalter  ½-½36 1892 US Championship matchD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Lipschutz vs Showalter  ½-½35 1892 US Championship matchD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. T E Ash vs F K Esling  0-137 1892 NSW v VICD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Blackburne vs Lasker 0-151 1892 Lasker - BlackburneD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-19-03  Bears092: White has 2.5 more wins than black here. Any openings with similar (or better) percentages for white?
Apr-19-03  ksadler: Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4 (A74) for one...I'll keep looking (although there are just a handful of games in that line)
Jan-20-07  DutchDunce: Anyone know why 4...dxc4 constitutes a QGD Vienna, rather than simply a transposed QGA? I assume there's some technical nuance that distinguishes the two openings, but I don't know what it is.
Premium Chessgames Member
  paulalbert: <DutchDunce> I think it only becomes a Vienna after White plays 5. e4. Paul Albert
Dec-17-16  Monocle: Why does anyone play 4... Be7 and allow 5.Bf4 when they could play the Ragozin instead? The 5.Bf4 QGD just looks miserable for black.
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