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Queen's Gambit Declined (D50)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5

Number of games in database: 1027
Years covered: 1851 to 2018
Overall record:
   White wins 45.5%
   Black wins 21.6%
   Draws 32.9%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Viktor Korchnoi  18 games
Max Euwe  10 games
Samuel Reshevsky  7 games
George Alan Thomas  11 games
Pavel Blatny  10 games
Boris Spassky  7 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1904
E Delmar vs F Roser, 1876
Furman vs Bronstein, 1967
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896
A Spiller vs J Acers, 1968
G Borisenko vs Keres, 1955
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 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,027  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gouda vs Nijmegen  ½-½451851correspondenceD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. J Heral vs K Pitschel 0-1211873ViennaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. E Delmar vs F Roser 1-0221876Cafe InternationalD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Zukertort vs Steinitz ½-½491886Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship MatchD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Von Bardeleben vs Von Gottschall  1-0251887FrankfurtD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Von Bardeleben vs Harmonist 1-0311887FrankfurtD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Englisch vs Mackenzie 1-0661887FrankfurtD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. J E Crewe vs F K Esling 0-1291887Australian ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. J E Crewe vs H Charlick 0-1361887Australian ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Blackburne vs Showalter 1-0211889USA-06.Congress New YorkD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. J Holzwarth vs J Schwarz  0-1521890Kolisch MemorialD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Von Bardeleben vs A Schottlaender  ½-½461892DSB-07.KongressD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Von Bardeleben vs Loman  ½-½211892DSB-07.KongressD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. S R Wolf vs A Seidl 0-1361893Group TournamentD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Pillsbury vs Steinitz 1-0531895HastingsD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Orel Chess Club vs Riga  0-1301896Riga v. Orel matchD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Allies vs Steinitz  0-1351896Moscow cons3D50 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. E Varain vs August David Oppenheim  0-1331896DSB-10.KongressD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Pillsbury vs Lasker 0-1301896St. Petersburg 1895/96D50 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. D Bleijkmans vs H J den Hertog  ½-½281896VAS-ASCD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Pillsbury vs Janowski ½-½781896BudapestD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Metger vs Charousek  ½-½861897BerlinD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Janowski vs K A Walbrodt  ½-½541897Janowski -- Walbrodt Berlin MatchD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Janowski vs K A Walbrodt  1-0431897Janowski -- Walbrodt Berlin MatchD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Burn vs Steinitz  ½-½301898ViennaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-17-03  THE GENERAL: where can i find a little paper-bound book of tournament games published in leipzig?
Jan-17-03  ughaibu: I think you'll need to know the publisher or the isbn.
Jan-18-03  THE GENERAL: it is said to contain a dashing-looking queen's gambit and a 59 move win by capablanca.
Jan-18-03  ughaibu: The details are still too sparse for me to be able to offer any useful advice.
Jan-18-03  THE GENERAL: the only other thing i know it that it must have been out before 1942.
Jan-26-04  Kenkaku: The opening line that Pillsbury put on the map. I wonder where QGD theory would be today if he hadn't, against staunch opposition (Gunsberg for one said that NO good comes of this), advocated 4. Bg5.
Mar-01-04  Dillinger: The position arising after 1.d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5 cxd4 is also known as the Been-Koomen variation according to CM9000. Anybody know the origin of the name? White knights dominate.
Sep-24-04  Knight13: As I know, not much people play this kind of opening.
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