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Queen's Gambit Declined (D30)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6

Number of games in database: 5437
Years covered: 1842 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 41.4%
   Black wins 22.8%
   Draws 35.8%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Mark Hebden  57 games
Jose Raul Capablanca  52 games
Anatoly Karpov  31 games
Dusko Pavasovic  51 games
Pavel Tregubov  28 games
Sveshnikov  26 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913
Alekhine vs Maroczy, 1931
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1983
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 page 1 of 218; games 1-25 of 5,437 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Cochrane vs Staunton 0-1321842London m2D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Cochrane vs Staunton 0-1341842London m2D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Cochrane vs Staunton ½-½681842London m2D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Saint Amant vs Staunton 0-1661843Staunton - Saint AmantD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. E Rousseau vs C Stanley 0-1181845New Orleans mD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. E Rousseau vs C Stanley 0-1201848New Orleans -D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. R Brien vs W Hodges  0-1521851London Provincial playoff 3plD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. W Hodges vs B Wellman ½-½441851London ProvincialD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Mayet vs Anderssen 0-1231855BerlinD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. T Loyd vs F Perrin 1-0231855New YorkD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Somacarana vs Cochrane  1-0381855CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Loyd vs F Perrin 0-1291856New YorkD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Cochrane vs Somacarana  0-1351856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Somacarana vs Cochrane  0-1351856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Somacarana vs Cochrane  1-0311856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Somacarana vs Cochrane  1-0341856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Somacarana vs Cochrane  0-1541856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Cochrane vs Somacarana  1-0441856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Cochrane vs Somacarana  1-0351856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Somacarana vs Cochrane  1-0431856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Somacarana vs Cochrane  ½-½621856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Somacarana vs Cochrane  1-0311856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Somacarana vs Cochrane  0-1311856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Somacarana vs Cochrane  0-1411856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. S Leow vs R Franz  ½-½651856BerlinD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-17-04  Kaspy2: Steve McQueen came up with it
Sep-27-04  themindset: you're on crack.
Jul-29-05  jcmoral: Another game on queenalice. I especially liked the last few moves. :)

[Event "AUTO-OPEN-115"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2005.7.25"]
[Round "1"]
[White "jcm"]
[Black ""]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D30"]
[WhiteELO "1692"]
[BlackELO "1942"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Nc6 5. Bxb4 Nxb4 6. Nc3 dxc4 7. e3 Nf6 8. Bxc4 O-O 9. a3 Nc6 10. O-O Re8 11. Re1 e5 12. Qb3 Qd7 13. d5 Na5 14. Qa2 a6 15. e4 Nh5 16. Be2 Nf4 17. Bf1 Qg4 18. Rad1 Nh3+ 19. Kh1 Nxf2+ 20. Kg1 Nxd1 21. Nxd1 Qg6 22. Nf2 Bg4 23. Nh4 Qg5 24. g3 Qf6 25. Nxg4 Qb6+ 26. Kh1 h5 27. Ne3 Nb3 28. Bc4 Nd2 29. d6 Nxc4 30. Nxc4 Qc6 31. Nf3 cxd6 32. Ng5 Re7 33. Ne3 Rf8 34. Nf5 Rc7 35. b4 Kh8 36. Qe2 g6 37. Nh4 Re7 38. g4 hxg4 39. Qxg4 Kg7 40. Nf5+ Kf6 41. Nh7+ Ke6 42. Nd4# 1-0

Nov-29-05  DutchDunce: No, no, no. No one plays this anymore. Slav only.
Mar-01-09  WhiteRook48: <Slav only>
the Umansky game?!
Mar-01-09  WhiteRook48: but it was a good game
Jun-20-09  refutor: can white (in the slav) make Black play a QGD? 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5? i guess the question is if 4. ...e6 does White has anything better than 4.Nf3?

3.Nc3 allows 3. ...e5?! but is that really anything to worry about? sneaky has tried to convince me it is, but i'm (still) not so sure. if 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 e6 i think WHite's best is 5.Nc3 going to Semi-Slav.


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