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Queen's Gambit Declined (D30)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6

Number of games in database: 8922
Years covered: 1842 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 41.3%
   Black wins 22.7%
   Draws 36.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Mark Hebden  73 games
Jose Raul Capablanca  51 games
Viktor Korchnoi  36 games
Dusko Pavasovic  57 games
Alexander Galkin  47 games
Pavel Tregubov  46 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1914
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981
Saint-Amant vs Staunton, 1843
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 page 1 of 357; games 1-25 of 8,922 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Cochrane vs Staunton 0-1321842London m2D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Cochrane vs Staunton 0-1341842Casual gameD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Cochrane vs Staunton ½-½681843Casual gameD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Saint-Amant vs Staunton 0-1661843Staunton - Saint-AmantD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. E Rousseau vs C Stanley 0-1181845Rousseau - StanleyD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. E Rousseau vs C Stanley 0-1201848New OrleansD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. R Brien vs W Hodges  0-1521851Provincial tD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. W Hodges vs B Wellman ½-½441851Provincial tD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Somacarana vs Cochrane  1-0381855CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Mayet vs Anderssen 0-1231855BerlinD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. J Thompson vs N Marache  0-1251855New York Chess Club TournamentD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Bastin vs F Deacon  0-1331855Casual gameD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. T Loyd vs F Perrin 1-0361855Loyd - Perrin First MatchD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Somacarana vs Cochrane  1-0311856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Somacarana vs Cochrane  1-0311856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Somacarana vs Cochrane  1-0341856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Cochrane vs Somacarana  1-0351856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. S Leow vs R Franz  1-0371856BerlinD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Somacarana vs Cochrane  1-0431856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Cochrane vs Somacarana  1-0441856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. F Perrin vs N Marache  0-1271856New York Chess Club ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. S Loyd vs F Perrin 0-1291856New YorkD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Somacarana vs Cochrane  0-1311856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Cochrane vs Somacarana 0-1351856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Somacarana vs Cochrane  0-1351856CalcuttaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-17-04  Kaspy2: Steve McQueen came up with it
Sep-27-04  themindset: you're on crack.
Jul-29-05  jcmoral: Another game on queenalice. I especially liked the last few moves. :)

[Event "AUTO-OPEN-115"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2005.7.25"]
[Round "1"]
[White "jcm"]
[Black ""]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D30"]
[WhiteELO "1692"]
[BlackELO "1942"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Nc6 5. Bxb4 Nxb4 6. Nc3 dxc4 7. e3 Nf6 8. Bxc4 O-O 9. a3 Nc6 10. O-O Re8 11. Re1 e5 12. Qb3 Qd7 13. d5 Na5 14. Qa2 a6 15. e4 Nh5 16. Be2 Nf4 17. Bf1 Qg4 18. Rad1 Nh3+ 19. Kh1 Nxf2+ 20. Kg1 Nxd1 21. Nxd1 Qg6 22. Nf2 Bg4 23. Nh4 Qg5 24. g3 Qf6 25. Nxg4 Qb6+ 26. Kh1 h5 27. Ne3 Nb3 28. Bc4 Nd2 29. d6 Nxc4 30. Nxc4 Qc6 31. Nf3 cxd6 32. Ng5 Re7 33. Ne3 Rf8 34. Nf5 Rc7 35. b4 Kh8 36. Qe2 g6 37. Nh4 Re7 38. g4 hxg4 39. Qxg4 Kg7 40. Nf5+ Kf6 41. Nh7+ Ke6 42. Nd4# 1-0

Nov-29-05  DutchDunce: No, no, no. No one plays this anymore. Slav only.
Mar-01-09  WhiteRook48: <Slav only>
the Umansky game?!
Mar-01-09  WhiteRook48: but it was a good game
Jun-20-09  refutor: can white (in the slav) make Black play a QGD? 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5? i guess the question is if 4. ...e6 does White has anything better than 4.Nf3?

3.Nc3 allows 3. ...e5?! but is that really anything to worry about? sneaky has tried to convince me it is, but i'm (still) not so sure. if 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 e6 i think WHite's best is 5.Nc3 going to Semi-Slav.


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