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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: 1569
Years covered: 1851 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 45.6%
   Black wins 21.6%
   Draws 32.8%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Viktor Korchnoi  18 games
Max Euwe  10 games
Samuel Reshevsky  7 games
George Alan Thomas  11 games
Pavel Blatny  10 games
Boris Spassky  7 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1904
E Delmar vs F Roser, 1876
Furman vs Bronstein, 1967
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896
A Spiller vs J Acers, 1968
G Borisenko vs Keres, 1955
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 page 1 of 63; games 1-25 of 1,569  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. 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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