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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Boris Savchenko
Aeroflot Open (2015), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Mar-27
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense (D37)  ·  1-0



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Mar-27-15  JohnBoy: 9.Rxd4 is cleaning up for white in the database.
Mar-27-15  notyetagm: Mamedyarov vs B Savchenko, 2015

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8 ... c5xd4 9 ♖d1xd4

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<JohnBoy: 9.Rxd4 is cleaning up for white in the database.>

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  whiteshark: <18. Bg6!> Very precise, the bishop is taboo and the pressure keeps mounting. <18... gxf4> 18... fxg6 19. Nxg6+ Kg7 20. Nxf8 Kxf8 21. Qg6! <19. Qe2!!> Black has no resources on the kingside to beat back the attack. Sacvhenko was simply forced to resign.

May-01-15  notyetagm: Mamedyarov vs B Savchenko, 2015

<JohnBoy: 9.Rxd4 is cleaning up for white in the database.>

A new Chessbase DVD by GM Simon Williams covers this opening, the QGD with 5 Bc1-f4!?.


<A dynamic weapon against the QGD - 5.Bf4

by Simon Williams

<<<This DVD concentrates on the increasingly popular 5.Bf4 variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined and gives White a dynamic and aggressive weapon against Black’s set-up.>>> White puts his bishop on f4 to avoid the exchanges that often occur after 5.Bg5 and as early as possible wants to put pressure on Black. At the highest level the variation with 5.Bf4 has become much more popular than the more traditional 5.Bg5 line. Top players such as Alexei Shirov, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Wesley So and Anish Giri play it, and Vishy Anand used it in his only victory over Carlsen in the 2014 World Chess Championship. This DVD recommends dynamic lines for White against all set-ups by Black and gives you a good, aggressive, and reliable weapon against the Queen’s Gambit Declined.>

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