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On The Way To The QGD – A Video Course

The third and final part of my repertoire based on the QGD is out and this concludes the whole series. This means that now there is a video course to complement the analysis for “everything except 1 e4.” This part is divided in 4 chapters, The London System, the Trompowsky, The Rest and the Catalan. […]

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QGD Video Course

The video course for my Chessable book Queen’s Gambit Declined: A Grandmaster Explains is out (and the link offers you a free 1 hour 20 minute lesson on it!) It was hard work, but eventually I think it was worth it. In more than 8 hours of video I go through every single line of my proposed repertoire and […]

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Why the QGD?

I recorded a short video explaining why I play and recommend the Queen’s Gambit Declined. I used the questions from Alexander Froemis, a reader of my Inner Circle who asked quite a few pertinent ones about it. You can view the video on my YouTube channel here. As always, comments and suggestions are welcome.

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QGD Repertoire for Black III

This is the last part of my Queen’s Gambit Defence repertoire series that I published for the Chessable learning site. To remind you, the first part analysed the main lines of the Queen’s Gambit Declined; the second part took care of all the alternatives after 1 d4 d5, like the London System, the Catalan etc. And now, the third part covers all the […]

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QGD Repertoire for Black II

A few months ago I wrote about the QGD repertoire I created for the opening-learning site Chessable and it turned out to be very popular and a lot of people liked it. That repertoire included only the lines in the QGD, the starting position being after 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Be7. Following the popularity of the […]

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QGD Repertoire for Black

Some time ago I wrote about the new chess website Chessable, which is dedicated to teaching chess openings to improving players based on the power of repetition. These openings are prepared by strong players, often Grandmasters, and I also had a small part when I prepared a ready-to-go and very simple repertiore for black based […]

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Carlsen’s Meltdown

The main story of the Sinquefield rapid and blitz was Carlsen’s apparent inability to keep his composure. Carlsen’s problem were his blunders. It has happened before that he starts with a loss or bad form, but this time he simply couldn’t manage to turn it around and in utter frustration he started to do odd […]

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Carlsen-Caruana, WCh 2018 – Game 8

The first open Sicilian proved that it was worth waiting for. If only they started playing it from Game 1… It became obvious to Team Caruana that Carlsen was feeling more comfortable in the maneuvering positions arising from the Rossolimo, something I argued in my comments to Game 3. It was time to change and […]

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Carlsen-Caruana, WCh 2018 – Game 7

Perhaps I shouldn’t have taken the World Champion too seriously. After all he is making everybody laugh at the press conferences. Carlsen said that having two Whites in a row was an advantage and one he was looking forward to. With these two White games behind us, I am not sure what exactly he meant […]

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Carlsen-Caruana, WCh 2018 – Game 4

The shortest game of the match so far and in fact there was only one critical moment in it. Carlsen opened with 1 c4, adding more options right from the start. Would Caruana try to go for QGD set-ups with 1…e6 or would he go symmetrical with 1…c5 or would he go for a Reversed […]

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