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Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (D59)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7 5 e3 O-O 6 Nf3 h6
7 Bh4 b6 8 cxd5 Nxd5

Number of games in database: 613
Years covered: 1922 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 17.6%
   Black wins 20.1%
   Draws 62.3%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Arturo Pomar Salamanca  9 games
Bent Larsen  8 games
Salomon Flohr  7 games
Bojan Kurajica  13 games
Efim Geller  12 games
Boris Spassky  10 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972
Flohr vs Capablanca, 1936
Spassky vs Pachman, 1962
M Bertok vs Fischer, 1962
Timman vs Geller, 1973
Winants vs Kasparov, 1987
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 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 613  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Saemisch vs V Vukovic 0-1381922ViennaD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
2. J Davidson vs Tartakower  ½-½391926SpaD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
3. V Buerger vs Tartakower  0-1561927Hastings 1926/27D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
4. L Savitsky vs I Rabinovich  1-0511932Leningrad ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
5. D Podhorzer vs B Hoenlinger  0-1341933Trebitsch MemorialD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
6. Chekhover vs V Makogonov ½-½661934USSR Championship 1934/35D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
7. E Zagoryansky vs S Kogan  0-1341936Ch Moscow (sf-A)D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
8. E Zagoryansky vs G Stepanov (Schneideman)  0-1271936Trade Unions ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
9. Bogoljubov vs Tartakower  ½-½551936ZandvoortD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
10. Flohr vs Capablanca 1-0641936NottinghamD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
11. S Rubinstein vs B Hoenlinger  ½-½151936Trebitsch MemorialD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
12. Eliskases vs Spielmann ½-½301936Spielmann - EliskasesD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
13. A Budo vs Levenfish  ½-½511937URS-ch10D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
14. Lilienthal vs V Makogonov  0-1571937URS-ch10D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
15. A Budo vs A Ebralidze  ½-½251937URS-ch10D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
16. A Ebralidze vs Rauzer ½-½311937URS-ch10D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
17. A Budo vs V Makogonov  0-141193811th USSR Championship SemifinalD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
18. Botvinnik vs Bondarevsky ½-½641939USSR ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
19. I Pogrebissky vs Bondarevsky  0-1301939USSR ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
20. S Belavenets vs V Makogonov  ½-½301939USSR ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
21. D Soto vs J Austbo  0-1331939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
22. Foltys vs J Dobias  1-0621940RakovnikD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
23. V Makogonov vs Bondarevsky  ½-½231940USSR ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
24. V Makogonov vs M Stolberg  ½-½531940USSR ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
25. H Meyer vs B Rabar  0-1331941Trencianske TepliceD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-06-03  JustAFish: This is a great opening for pulling off a draw against that opponent who is rated 400 points higher than you. One exchanges down into a clear, placid, late-middle game in which is is hard for either side to gain an advantage. One of my favorite security blankets.
Mar-06-03  kostich in time: The stats on this opening are incredible..Im pretty sure most amateurs know this opening only on the basis of Bobbys great win versus Boris ..but Fischer ocasionaly played it himself(see Bertok_Fischer, Stockholm1962.)
Jul-16-05  bomb the bishop: <JustAFish> Couldn't agree with you more, I use the queens gambit declined hoping for this line, when I play against a higher rated oponent who uses d4, and when playing someone around my level I ussually prefer the Benoni
Mar-12-06  Ludamad: Whoa, is there any opening more drawish than this (by stats) ?
Mar-12-06  jamesmaskell: Apart from the starting position... :) Theres a lot of draws there. Its been played 227 times which means that it just sounds like a lot.
Mar-29-06  Ludamad: I meant by percent
Apr-12-07  Scarecrow: Very drawish opening indeed, but I found this: Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation (D14) One full percent more of draws there. (70,5 to 69,5 at the time of posting)
Aug-26-07  2021: Purdy gives the continuation 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.Nxd5 exd5 11.Rc1 Be6 12.Qa4 c5 13.Qa3 Rc8 14.Be2 Nd7 15.0-0 a6 16.Rfd1 Qf8 17.b3 Nf6 18.dxc5 bxc5 19.Ne5 Rc7 20.Bf3 a5 21.Nd3 c4 22.Qxf8+ Rxf8 23.Nf4 Rfc8 24.Ne2 cxb3 25.Rxc7 Rxc7 26.axb3 Rc2 27.Nd4 and "a draw is foreshadowed."
Aug-26-07  2021: However in the famous game Fischer-Spassky, Fischer played Furman's 14.Bb5.
May-20-08  fromoort: <2021>Neil McDonald says that Fischer's move has been refuted by Geller's Qb7! See McDonald's book "Starting Out: Queen's Gambit Declined."
May-20-08  littlefermat: <fromoort> Here is the game.

Timman vs Geller, 1973

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