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Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation (D39)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Nf3 Bb4 5 Bg5 dxc4

Number of games in database: 1301
Years covered: 1899 to 2018
Overall record:
   White wins 30.7%
   Black wins 23.1%
   Draws 46.2%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov  9 games
Vladimir Kramnik  8 games
Alexander Grischuk  8 games
Arkadij Naiditsch  15 games
Alexander Morozevich  12 games
Levon Aronian  11 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2007
Alekhine vs A Munoz, 1945
Kramnik vs Naiditsch, 2009
M Subaric vs P Trifunovic, 1946
V Cmilyte vs E Polovnikova-Atalik, 2007
Fine vs Euwe, 1938
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 page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,301  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Showalter vs Janowski 0-1261899Janowski - Showalter Match 1D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
2. Showalter vs Janowski 0-1791899Janowski - Showalter Match 1D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
3. H Suechting vs Znosko-Borovsky  ½-½451906OstendD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
4. L Forgacs vs E Cohn 1-0241909St. PetersburgD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
5. Rotlewi vs J Barton  1-0201911Cologne-AD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
6. Kupchik vs E Tennenwurzel 1-0211913Rice CC Summer TournamentD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
7. C Jaffe vs Duras 0-1461913Quadrangular MastersD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
8. B Czaikowski vs Ed. Lasker  0-163192122nd Western ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
9. P F Johner vs H Wolf 0-1351922Teplitz-SchönauD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
10. Bogoljubov vs H Wolf ½-½531923KarlsbadD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
11. Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro 0-1481924Manhattan CC-chD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
12. Alekhine vs H A Wolter  0-1701925Simul, 31bD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
13. Baratz vs Janowski  1-0371926HyeresD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
14. Gruenfeld vs B Hoenlinger  1-0231926ViennaD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
15. M Oren vs D Daniuszewski  1-0391927POL-chD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
16. Kmoch vs Gilg  ½-½261927KecskemetD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
17. K Havasi vs E Steiner  1-0221928BudapestD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
18. Saemisch vs Gilg  ½-½261929KarlsbadD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
19. S Landau vs Noteboom 0-1411931Match-1D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
20. Kamisov vs Sokolsky 1-0121933LeningradD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
21. L Savitsky vs I Rabinovich ½-½171933USSR ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
22. Jacobo Bolbochan vs L Piazzini  ½-½291933ARG-ch mD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
23. Pirc vs Foltys 0-1491933Moravska OstravaD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
24. Alekhine vs G Hawley 1-0171933Blindfold simul, 32bD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
25. H Mueller vs NN 1-0151934corrD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-13-02
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: What exactly makes the Queen's Gambit a Ragozin variation? Is it 4 ... Bb4?
Nov-05-04  themindset: yes, it's 4...Bb4
Oct-20-06  netlava: The opening of the day... Is it any good? The stats for black are nice.
Aug-13-07  melianis: Again, the opening of the day.
S Agdestein vs Onischuk, 2006 is on D38, as it should. can't tell what's the difference...
Aug-14-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Opening of the Day < Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation < 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bb4 5. Bg5 dxc4 >>


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Aug-14-09
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  whiteshark: A likely transposition into Queen's Gambit Declined (D37)

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bb4 5. Bg5 dxc4 <6. e4 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qa5 >


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Mar-08-11
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  Penguincw: Opening of the Day :
Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.Bg5 dxc4
Mar-25-12
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  Penguincw: Opening of the Day

Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.♘c3 ♘f6 4.♘f3 ♗b4 5. ♗g5 dxc4


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

Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bb4 5. Bg5 dxc4


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Oct-13-13  waustad: Is it called the Vienna Variation because Gruenfeld played it? Becker and Hans Mueller were Austrian too, so I guess that's understandable.
Oct-13-13  pajaste: oh, there's no Rogozin Vienna here, Game Collection: Vienna 1898 , but the first game in the list is next year.
Jul-26-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: I've always thought that the fact e6 is played before dxc4 is really not what should differentiate a QGA and a QGD. Of course, if 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 and 10 moves later dxc4, then I see how it's a QGD. All kind of random, but anyway.
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