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Hikaru Nakamura vs Magnus Carlsen
New In Chess Classic (2021) (rapid), chess24.com INT, rd 3, May-02
Queen's Gambit Declined: Janowski Variation (D31)  ·  0-1

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May-03-21
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  cro777: The aggressive Queen's Gambit Declined!

Giri: "What a great and combative opening variation for Black!"

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 a6


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The Janowski variation popularized by Magnus Carlsen.

"This 3...a6 pawn push sets the stage for Black's combative yet sound (engine-approved) strategies."

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May-03-21
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  cro777: In the Janowski variation White usually plays cxd5  and the dark-squared bishop comes to f4 . Black tries to exchange its dark-squared bishop with ...Bd6.

4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 Nf6 6.e3 Bd6 7.Bxd6 <7.Bg5 is the modern continuation.> Qxd6 8.Bd3


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8...Bg4!? "A tricky idea and a promising side line." (GM Bojkov) The main line is 8...0-0.

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