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Queen's Gambit Declined Slav (D12)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 e3 Bf5

Number of games in database: 4812
Years covered: 1890 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 34.0%
   Black wins 22.2%
   Draws 43.7%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Alexey Dreev  51 games
Anatoly Karpov  38 games
Mark Hebden  31 games
Alexey Dreev  47 games
Alexey Shirov  37 games
Alexander Motylev  36 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2011
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935
R Buhmann vs Shirov, 2008
Kmoch vs Alekhine, 1922
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 page 1 of 193; games 1-25 of 4,812  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F J Lee vs Blackburne  ½-½501890Blackburne - LeeD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. F J Lee vs Blackburne  ½-½391890Blackburne - LeeD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. F J Lee vs Blackburne  1-0671890Blackburne - LeeD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. F J Lee vs Blackburne ½-½511890Blackburne - LeeD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. A Hodges vs E Delmar  1-0371892MatchD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. P K Seuffert vs E Schallopp  0-14018938th DSB KongressD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. N Jasnogrodsky vs Louis Schmidt 0-1351893New YorkD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. F J Lee vs Taubenhaus  ½-½401893New YorkD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. E Hymes vs Albin  1-05818942nd City Chess Club TournamentD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Halprin vs Max Weiss  ½-½301896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. A Rueb vs O Wegemund 1-0311908correspondenceD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Salwe vs E Cohn 1-01341909St. PetersburgD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Schlechter vs J Perlis 1-0101911AnalysisD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Capablanca vs Schlechter ½-½321911San SebastianD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. C Jaffe vs Alapin  1-0541911KarlsbadD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Salwe vs E Cohn  1-0521911KarlsbadD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. E Cohn vs Alapin  ½-½471911KarlsbadD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. J S Morrison vs N Whitaker  0-1441913American NationalD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. W Gibson vs H B Uber  1-0431913BCF-ch 10thD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. B Kostic vs Capablanca  ½-½501916Rice MemorialD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Breyer vs Gruenfeld  1-0171918KassaD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. A G Conde vs B Kostic  0-1471919HastingsD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Breyer vs Reti  ½-½391920GothenburgD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. R Scott vs S F Smith  1-0391920BCF-ch 13thD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Maroczy vs Tarrasch 1-0561920BerlinD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-14-03  Bears092: In something like this, why does white lock in his dark bishop? I prefer to bring it to g5 first...
Feb-14-03  Spitecheck: In my humble opinion, especially in the Slav where black has not already played e6, the Bishop to g5 does not pin the knight on f6 or for that matter threaten to exchange it doubling pawns, as black quite often plays Nbd7 anyhows (the self pinning e6 usually follows as well).....in a sense Bg5 is more of a tempo winner for black than it usually is for him in the QGD. The other point is that white must play e3 in the opening either way, thus the bishop will be locked to the king side. Bg5 can aid the pawn going all the way to e4 of course. I like a quote from Karpov in the Master Chess tournament book. He refers to white playing an early e3.."He saves his bishop for the future", it's a positive way of looking at it I guess. I guess Bg5 seals the bishops fate 9 times out of 10, it will be exchanged on the kingside for either a knight or it's rival counterpart on e7.
Feb-14-03  refutor: there's two ways of looking at it...1) that the D12 line is inferior to the other lines (which i believe) or 2) you keep your options open by leaving your bishop there...you can either fianchetto or work to get e4 in
Feb-16-07  e4Newman: can someone help me with my study of the slav. i've reviewed a number of games by topa, kramnik, vishy, etc... and can't get over the fact that black gives up his well supported d-pawn. i see there are lines where ...dxc4 is delayed or avoided. can someone point me to a player, eco, or game collection without dxc4? or am i barking up the wrong tree?

many thanks!!

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