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Queen's Gambit Declined Slav (D16)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3 dxc4 5 a4

Number of games in database: 1223
Years covered: 1896 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 40.1%
   Black wins 20.9%
   Draws 39.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Svetozar Gligoric  9 games
Maxim Rodshtein  9 games
Loek van Wely  8 games
Sergei Rublevsky  18 games
Dmitry Jakovenko  15 games
Vasily Smyslov  14 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1929
Navara vs Svidler, 2006
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935
Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2001
Julio Bolbochan vs Smyslov, 1966
Timman vs Petrosian, 1982
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 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,223  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Showalter vs Winawer 0-1491896NurembergD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. L L Labatt vs Capablanca  1-0371912Casual gameD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. W Orbach vs W Von Holzhausen  1-0691928GiessenD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Factor vs Kupchik  1-03019282nd NCF CongressD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Z von Balla vs Spielmann  1-0571928BudapestD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. H Steiner vs L Steiner  0-1411929Bradley BeachD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. E Mulder vs S Landau  0-1311929NED-chD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Alekhine vs Bogoljubov 1-0261929Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship MatchD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Capablanca vs Dake 1-0611931New YorkD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. L Metanomski vs E Glass 1-0921931Trebitsch mem 14thD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Flohr vs W Henneberger  1-0371932BerneD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. O Naegeli vs E Voellmy  1-0721932BerneD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Pirc vs L Steiner  ½-½451933Hastings 1932/33D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Denker vs E Schwartz 1-0361933Young Masters TournamentD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. Kashdan vs V Soultanbeieff  ½-½381933Folkestone OlympiadD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. J Rejfir vs A Dunkelblum  ½-½381933Folkestone OlympiadD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. P Vaitonis vs S Erdelyi  ½-½391935Warsaw OlympiadD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Alekhine vs Euwe 1-0571935Alekhine - Euwe World Championship MatchD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. M Feigin vs R Skuja  1-0321935Latvian ChampionshipD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Stahlberg vs V Soultanbeieff  ½-½491936OstendD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Alekhine vs K Helling 1-0401936DresdenD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Saemisch vs K Helling 1-0331936DresdenD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Alekhine vs Bogoljubov 1-0471936NottinghamD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Kashdan vs M Fox  1-0181936ACF Congress (Final)D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Szabo vs G Kluger  1-0371937BudapestD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-14-04  azaris: Holding on to the pawn with 5...Bd7(?) doesn't seem to be all that popular and I might have discovered the reason why.

[White "azaris"]
[Black "teva"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. a4 Bd7 6. e4 b5 7. axb5 cxb5 8. e5 Ng8 9. Ng5 f6 10. Qf3 Nc6 11. e6 Nxd4 12. exd7+ Kxd7 13. Qe4 Nb3 14. Ra6 Qc8 15. Qd5+ Ke8 16. Qxb5+ Qd7 17. Qxd7+ Kxd7 18. Nf7 Nxc1 19. Bxc4 Rc8 20. Rxa7+ Ke8 21. Be6 Rb8

White to play and mate in 4.

Nov-16-05  Dudley: Lets see now, would that be 22.Nd5 Rc8 23.Nc7+ RxN 24.Ra8+ Rc8 25. RxR# ? Good game- I play the QG also and have made a special point out of learning how to punish those feckless materialists who insist on trying to hold the gambit pawn. Well done.

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