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

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Queen's Gambit Declined
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Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Moves: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6
ECO code: D30-D69

# Queen's Gambit Declined

### 2...e6

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

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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