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Queen's Gambit Declined (D50)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5

Number of games in database: 2252
Years covered: 1851 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 43.6%
   Black wins 21.6%
   Draws 34.8%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Frank Marshall  26 games
Alexander Alekhine  22 games
Viktor Korchnoi  21 games
George Alan Thomas  18 games
Emanuel Lasker  13 games
Robert Graham Wade  11 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1904
Pillsbury vs J Mason, 1895
V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886
Alatortsev vs Capablanca, 1935
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 page 1 of 91; games 1-25 of 2,252  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gouda vs Nijmegen  ½-½451851correspondenceD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. J Heral vs K Pitschel 0-1211873ViennaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. J Heral vs Blackburne  0-1351873ViennaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. J Heral vs Meitner 1-0321873ViennaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. J Heral vs Paulsen 1-0511873ViennaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. E Delmar vs F Roser 1-0221876Cafe InternationalD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Metger vs E Flechsig ½-½141877LeipzigD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Englisch vs W Paulsen ½-½271880WiesbadenD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Wittek vs J Minckwitz 0-1311880GrazD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Wittek vs J Schwarz 1-0571880GrazD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. V Hruby vs Meitner 1-0421882ViennaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Englisch vs A Schwarz  ½-½211882ViennaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Steinitz vs Wittek 1-0231882ViennaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. A Sellman vs Blackburne  0-1551883LondonD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Englisch vs A Schottlaender 1-0401885HamburgD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Englisch vs Von Gottschall 1-0341885HamburgD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Zukertort vs Steinitz ½-½491886Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship MatchD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Zukertort vs Steinitz 0-1291886Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship MatchD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Von Bardeleben vs Von Gottschall  1-0251887FrankfurtD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Blackburne vs Zukertort 1-0251887FrankfurtD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Von Bardeleben vs Harmonist 1-0311887FrankfurtD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Blackburne vs Tarrasch 1-0821887FrankfurtD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Englisch vs Mackenzie 1-0661887FrankfurtD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Blackburne vs Mackenzie 0-1511887FrankfurtD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Englisch vs J N Berger  ½-½121887FrankfurtD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-17-03  THE GENERAL: where can i find a little paper-bound book of tournament games published in leipzig?
Jan-17-03  ughaibu: I think you'll need to know the publisher or the isbn.
Jan-18-03  THE GENERAL: it is said to contain a dashing-looking queen's gambit and a 59 move win by capablanca.
Jan-18-03  ughaibu: The details are still too sparse for me to be able to offer any useful advice.
Jan-18-03  THE GENERAL: the only other thing i know it that it must have been out before 1942.
Jan-26-04  Kenkaku: The opening line that Pillsbury put on the map. I wonder where QGD theory would be today if he hadn't, against staunch opposition (Gunsberg for one said that NO good comes of this), advocated 4. Bg5.
Mar-01-04  Dillinger: The position arising after 1.d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5 cxd4 is also known as the Been-Koomen variation according to CM9000. Anybody know the origin of the name? White knights dominate.
Sep-24-04  Knight13: As I know, not much people play this kind of opening.

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