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Queen's Gambit Declined (D37)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Nf3

Number of games in database: 6925
Years covered: 1842 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 39.3%
   Black wins 18.7%
   Draws 42.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Alexey Dreev  68 games
Loek van Wely  64 games
Boris Gelfand  56 games
Rafael Vaganian  62 games
Nigel Short  62 games
Alexander Beliavsky  53 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1914
A Giri vs Aronian, 2012
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886
Duras vs Capablanca, 1913
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 page 1 of 277; games 1-25 of 6,925 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kieseritzky vs I Calvi 0-1411842MatchD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Saint Amant vs Staunton 0-1561843Staunton - Saint AmantD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. J Minckwitz vs A Schwarz  1-0281878Frankfurt mD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. J Minckwitz vs J N Berger  ½-½511881BerlinD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. J Minckwitz vs Wittek  ½-½681881BerlinD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Von Bardeleben vs J Minchin  1-0261883London (Vizayanagaram)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. V Hruby vs W Paulsen ½-½501883NurembergD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Zukertort vs Burn 0-12818862nd B.C.A. MastersD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Zukertort vs J Mason  ½-½2418862nd BCA CongressD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Blackburne vs Taubenhaus 1-0431887FrankfurtD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Blackburne vs J N Berger ½-½561887FrankfurtD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Blackburne vs Lipschutz 1-03618896th American Chess CongressD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Blackburne vs Burille  1-05518896th American Chess CongressD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Blackburne vs Taubenhaus  1-02218896th American Chess CongressD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Blackburne vs Burn  ½-½201889BreslauD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Burn vs Gossip  ½-½271889BreslauD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Blackburne vs J N Berger 1-0371889BreslauD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Tarrasch vs Owen 1-0311890ManchesterD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Blackburne vs F J Lee  1-0521890ManchesterD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Blackburne vs C Golmayo 1-0691891Blackburne - GolmayoD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Lipschutz vs Showalter  ½-½361892US Championship matchD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Lipschutz vs Showalter  ½-½351892US Championship matchD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. T E Ash vs F K Esling  0-1371892NSW v VICD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Blackburne vs Lasker 0-1511892Lasker - BlackburneD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Lasker vs Blackburne 1-0671892Lasker - BlackburneD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-19-03  Bears092: White has 2.5 more wins than black here. Any openings with similar (or better) percentages for white?
Apr-19-03  ksadler: Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4 (A74) for one...I'll keep looking (although there are just a handful of games in that line)
Jan-20-07  DutchDunce: Anyone know why 4...dxc4 constitutes a QGD Vienna, rather than simply a transposed QGA? I assume there's some technical nuance that distinguishes the two openings, but I don't know what it is.
Premium Chessgames Member
  paulalbert: <DutchDunce> I think it only becomes a Vienna after White plays 5. e4. Paul Albert
Dec-17-16  Monocle: Why does anyone play 4... Be7 and allow 5.Bf4 when they could play the Ragozin instead? The 5.Bf4 QGD just looks miserable for black.
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