Chess openings occur in every chess game. You can’t avoid or sidestep them.
It’s important to have a clear plan of what to do during the first few moves of the game, especially if you’re a beginner.
The opening phase builds the foundation for the rest of the game.
Knowing the openings you play not only helps you to avoid falling for cheap opening traps but also helps you to get a good position in the middlegame.
The Queen's Gambit Declined is one of the most solid defenses to 1 d4 and it is therefore no surprise that many of the greatest positional masters of all time have been adherents at some stage in their careers - Capablanca, Botvinnik, Smyslov and Petrosian were all attracted by its reliable qualities.
The opening of Queen's Gambit Declined is completely sound. Black has a number of ways to develop his pieces quickly and no damage to his pawn structure.
In this full course you will learn:
Basic opening strategy in Queen's Gambit Declined.
The Classical Defense
The Cambridge Springs Defense.
The Exchange Variation
Bf4 Variation Queen's Gambit Declined
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