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Fighting the Queen's Gambit
Compiled by Zebra
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A selection based mainly on the Semi-Slav, Cambridge Springs and similar, where black comes out fighting (which isn't to say that he necessarily wins...).

Open play with a cheeky finish. [Meran Nd4, ....0-0-0]
Lautier vs Gelfand, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

[Meran Nd4]
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Shirov's defence against Ng5 [Meran Ng5]
Kamsky vs Shirov, 1994
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov at his peak torments young Kramnik. [Meran Ng5]
Karpov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 40 moves, 1-0

Brilliant defending against a sharp attack [Meran 9. e4]
Piket vs Kramnik, 1993
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Chaos! [Botvinnik main, 16 Rb1]
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen sacrifice [Botvinnik main, 16 Na4]
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

THE classic Botvinnik system game (Sadler). [13 ...Nb6]
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Attack over the whole board [Botvinnik 13 ...Nxf6, 14 ...Bh6]
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

A nice treatment of the Moscow Variation
Ehlvest vs Kharlov, 1995
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 62 moves, 1-0

Kramnik's answer to the Shabalov Gambit
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

[Meran 8 Be2 b4]
P K Wells vs Y Habu, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

[Meran, 8 ...a6]
E Epp vs W Kelleher, 2001 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Shabalov gambit with ...f5
Aronian vs Stefansson, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

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