Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...e6

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Queen's Gambit Declined
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Queen's Gambit Declined[edit]

2...e6[edit]

With 2...e6, Black declines the Queen's Gambit in the traditional fashion. 2...e6 bolsters the d5 pawn and opens a diagonal for the development of Black's dark-squared bishop. However, 2...e6 also blocks the c8-h3 diagonal for Black's light-squared bishop. Finding a way to productively develop this piece is a perennial challenge for Black players in the QGD.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6

3 4 5 6
Nc3
Nf6
Bg5
Be7
e3
O-O
Nf3
Nbd7
+=
...
c6
Nf3
Nf6
e3
Nbd7
Bd3
dxc4
=
...
c5
cxd5
exd5
Nf3
Nc6
g3
Nf6
=
Nf3
Nf6
Bg5
dxc4
Nc3
c6
e4
b5
=
cxd5
exd5
Nc3
c6
Bf4
Bd6
Bg3
Ne7
=
g3
dxc4
Bg2
c5
Nf3
Nc6


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References[edit]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.