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Queen's Gambit Declined Slav (D16)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3 dxc4 5 a4

Number of games in database: 1836
Years covered: 1896 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 40.4%
   Black wins 20.5%
   Draws 39.1%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Abhijeet Gupta  11 games
Loek van Wely  10 games
Wolfgang Uhlmann  9 games
Sergei Rublevsky  24 games
Helgi Ass Gretarsson  21 games
Jorden van Foreest  19 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1929
Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1950
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1936
Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2001
Bolbochan vs Smyslov, 1966
Timman vs Petrosian, 1982
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 page 1 of 74; games 1-25 of 1,836  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Showalter vs Winawer 0-1491896NurembergD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. L L Labatt vs Capablanca 1-0371912Casual gameD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. A Pokorny vs V Sifalda  1-0391923PardubiceD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Kashdan vs C E Norwood  1-0851925Albert Hallgarten prelim-AD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. I Rabinovich vs Chulkov  1-0291926North West Region Championship sf-BD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. W Orbach vs W Von Holzhausen  1-0691928GiessenD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. S Factor vs Kupchik  1-03019282nd NCF CongressD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Z von Balla vs Spielmann  1-0571928BudapestD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. H Steiner vs L Steiner  0-1411929Bradley BeachD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. E Mulder vs S Landau  0-1311929Dutch ChampionshipD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Alekhine vs Bogoljubov 1-0261929Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship MatchD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Capablanca vs Dake 1-0611931New YorkD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. L Metanomski vs E Glass 1-0921931Trebitsch MemorialD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Flohr vs W Henneberger  1-0371932BernD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. O Naegeli vs E Voellmy  1-0721932BernD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Pirc vs L Steiner  ½-½451933Hastings 1932/33D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Denker vs E Schwartz 1-0361933Young Masters TournamentD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Kashdan vs V Soultanbeieff  ½-½381933Folkestone OlympiadD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. J Rejfir vs A Dunkelblum  ½-½381933Folkestone OlympiadD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. A Nadjmeljkuti vs M Maksimovic  1-0301934Yugoslav Amateur ChampionshipD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. M Defosse vs V Soultanbeieff 0-1201934Belgian ChampionshipD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. P Vaitonis vs S Erdelyi  ½-½391935Warsaw OlympiadD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Alekhine vs Euwe 1-0571935Alekhine - Euwe World Championship MatchD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. M Feigin vs R Skuja  1-0321935Latvian ChampionshipD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Stahlberg vs V Soultanbeieff  ½-½491936OstendD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-14-04  azaris: Holding on to the pawn with 5...Bd7(?) doesn't seem to be all that popular and I might have discovered the reason why.

[White "azaris"]
[Black "teva"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. a4 Bd7 6. e4 b5 7. axb5 cxb5 8. e5 Ng8 9. Ng5 f6 10. Qf3 Nc6 11. e6 Nxd4 12. exd7+ Kxd7 13. Qe4 Nb3 14. Ra6 Qc8 15. Qd5+ Ke8 16. Qxb5+ Qd7 17. Qxd7+ Kxd7 18. Nf7 Nxc1 19. Bxc4 Rc8 20. Rxa7+ Ke8 21. Be6 Rb8

White to play and mate in 4.

Nov-16-05  Dudley: Lets see now, would that be 22.Nd5 Rc8 23.Nc7+ RxN 24.Ra8+ Rc8 25. RxR# ? Good game- I play the QG also and have made a special point out of learning how to punish those feckless materialists who insist on trying to hold the gambit pawn. Well done.

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