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Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical (D68)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7 5 e3 O-O 6 Nf3 Nbd7
7 Rc1 c6 8 Bd3 dxc4

Number of games in database: 181
Years covered: 1897 to 2018
Overall record:
   White wins 50.3%
   Black wins 12.7%
   Draws 37.0%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Gideon Stahlberg  8 games
Svetozar Gligoric  7 games
Milan Vidmar  5 games
Gideon Stahlberg  6 games
Svetozar Gligoric  5 games
Jacobo Bolbochan  4 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kholmov vs W Golz, 1956
Lputian vs Balashov, 1986
Wade vs F Bennett, 1942
W Winter vs Vidmar, 1936
Timman vs Huebner, 1975
Vidmar vs Stoltz, 1931
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 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 181  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pillsbury vs Showalter 0-1911897Pillsbury - Showalter US ChampionshipD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
2. Alekhine vs Janowski 1-0361913ScheveningenD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
3. Alekhine vs Breyer 1-0301913ScheveningenD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
4. M Marchand vs Euwe  1-0511920Amsterdam m3D68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
5. Reti vs Olland  1-0501920MatchD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
6. Reti vs Olland 1-0501920MatchD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
7. Euwe vs D C W Spaans 1-0281921AmsterdamD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
8. Gruenfeld vs G Marco ½-½281922Bad PistyanD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
9. Euwe vs H Strick van Linschoten  1-0401923ScheveningenD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
10. E Straat vs Loman  0-1331924NED-chD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
11. Bogoljubov vs Euwe  ½-½411928Bogoljubov - Euwe: First FIDE ChampionshipD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
12. A Vajda vs H Wagner  ½-½231928OlympiadD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
13. M L Hanauer vs P Frydman  1-0361928OlympiadD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
14. Factor vs Gilg 1-0251928OlympiadD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
15. I Censer vs Weenink  1-0631928OlympiadD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
16. Gruenfeld vs Vidmar  ½-½271929KarlsbadD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
17. Menchik vs Vidmar  ½-½401929Hastings 1929/30D68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
18. Weenink vs Maroczy  0-1351930MatchD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
19. W Winter vs G A Thomas  ½-½371930ScarboroughD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
20. Stoltz vs Stahlberg  ½-½221931SWE-ch mD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
21. Bogoljubov vs S Erdelyi  1-0311931Prague ol (Men)D68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
22. Bogoljubov vs Stahlberg  ½-½341931Prague ol (Men)D68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
23. K Makarczyk vs K Skalicka  ½-½411931Prague ol (Men)D68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
24. Vidmar vs Stoltz  0-1791931BledD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
25. Vidmar vs L Asztalos  1-0411931BledD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-24-15  JimmyVermeer: These moves should be added to the move list for this ECO code: 9 Bxc4 Nd5 10 Bxe7 Qxe7 11 0-0 Nxc3 12 Rxc3 e5
Nov-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: An interesting Skewer trap from "Chess For Beginners" by I.A. Horowitz (Simon and Schuster, New York, 1950:


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I presume this position comes from the main line QGD through 14. Qxd4 Opening Explorer and then 14 ... Re8 15. e5.

Black cannot play 15 ... Nxe5?? due to 16. Nxe5 Qxe5 17. Re3! and now 17 ... Qxd4? 18. Rxe8#.

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