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Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line (D65)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7 5 e3 O-O 6 Nf3 Nbd7
7 Rc1 c6 8 Qc2 a6 9 cxd5

Number of games in database: 31
Years covered: 1923 to 2007
Overall record:
   White wins 58.1%
   Black wins 6.5%
   Draws 35.5%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Akiba Rubinstein  4 games
 
 
Fred Dewhurst Yates  4 games
 
 
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Rubinstein vs S Takacs, 1926
Alekhine vs Vidmar, 1936
Tarrasch vs B Moritz, 1925
 
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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 31  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gruenfeld vs J Bernstein 1-0441923KarlsbadD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
2. Teichmann vs Bogoljubov  ½-½271923KarlsbadD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
3. Maroczy vs Spielmann 1-0481923KarlsbadD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
4. R P Michell vs Yates  ½-½811924Hastings-A 2425D65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
5. Bogoljubov vs Yates 1-0901924New YorkD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
6. H E Atkins vs H E Price  1-0481924BCF-ch 17thD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
7. Rubinstein vs C Duffield  1-0371924BCF Major OpenD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
8. Rubinstein vs Yates  0-1271925Informal TournamentD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
9. G A Thomas vs Yates 1-0751925Baden-BadenD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
10. Opocensky vs R P Michell  1-0821925MarienbadD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
11. Tarrasch vs B Moritz  1-0341925BreslauD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
12. Rubinstein vs S Takacs 1-0531926BudapestD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
13. Alekhine vs Capablanca ½-½191927Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship MatchD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
14. Rubinstein vs Kashdan ½-½641928ExhibitionD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
15. N Pavlov-Pianov vs Rauzer  ½-½801929USSR ChampionshipD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
16. A Budo vs Rauzer  ½-½491931USSR ChampionshipD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
17. F Reinfeld vs Fine 1-0241932Marshall CC ChampionshipD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
18. Vladimir Petrov vs Fine  0-1361935Warsaw ol (Men)D65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
19. R Grau vs B P Reilly 1-0361935OlympiadD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
20. Leopold Lenner vs L Laurine  1-0551936Munich OlympiadD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
21. Alekhine vs Vidmar 1-0711936Hastings 1936/37D65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
22. H Heinicke vs Pirc  ½-½511938Bad HarzburgD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
23. Konstantinopolsky vs A Poliak  ½-½301945Moscow-chD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
24. P Trifunovic vs B Gruber  1-0561947YUG-chD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
25. E Gereben vs B Milic  ½-½3919472nd Balkaniad (men)D65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-01-04  EnglishOpeningc4: Although not many games have been played with it, that is an impressive score for white
Dec-01-04  Dudley: ECO D64 is also the Rubenstein attack, and has over 150 games in the database. At one time, this was one of the most popular QGD variations.
Dec-01-04  PinkPanther: To explain the winning % for white, just look at the players playing the white pieces in these games. Those names speak for themselves.
Dec-01-04  Minor Piece Activity: But what about the players with the black pieces? Lol, you don't mean that Capablanca, Vidmar, Fine, Trifunovic, Bernstein, Bogo, Yates, Spielmann, etc are patzers do you? =D
Dec-02-04  Dudley: The stats for these 15 games do seem out of line, if that's what you mean. In D64 White still won 50% of the games out of a much larger sample size. This must be why people stopped playing the orthodox QGD and switched to the Tartakover or something else entirely. Its a pretty strong opening, imho.
Dec-02-04  PinkPanther: <MPA>
No, but the players of the white pieces (the really good ones) are more numerous than they are for black. Not to mention, Bogo, Capa, and Trifunovic account for the three draws anyway.
Dec-04-04  Knight13: Sounds like this opening is very good for White.
Dec-04-04  Dudley: The players involved do not entirely or even mostly account for the imbalanced winning % for White. Most of these games happened in the era when the Queen's Gambit was in top form and it was not yet generallly understood how best to handle it.
Dec-04-04  Knight13: It's been decades. Can Black handle it now?
Dec-06-04  Knight13: Black only won once. See V Petrov vs Fine, 1935.
Dec-02-14  42eyes: Win for black...6.7% for black?? :0 Isthat a record for the worst...or is there a worse one still?
Dec-02-14
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  plang: <Black only won once. See V Petrov vs Fine, 1935.> Twice - Rubinstein-Yates 1926.

<Win for black...6.7% for black?? :0 Isthat a record for the worst...or is there a worse one still?>

Not sure there are enough games to draw too big a conclusion. Also, a scientific evaluation would involve looking at the relative strengths of who is playing White and Black.

Dec-02-14  42eyes: <plang> Either way I care not, nor for its reputation of being slow or boring. I'm currently working through Matthew Sadler's book Queens Gambit Declined and very much enjoying it. :)
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