Fast and Furious: Queen's Gambit Declined Exchange Variation

by Robert Ris
8/15/2019 – In this episode IM Robert Ris will examine the Queen's Gambit Declined Exchange Variation with 6...♝d6. The live show at 17:00 UTC (19:00 CEST / 1 PM EDT) is free to watch, and available on-demand for ChessBase Premium account holders (but FREE for a limited time!). To chat, please visit or login via Playchess for Windows. In the diagram, it's White to play and win!

A World Champion's Repertoire against the Queen's Gambit Declined A World Champion's Repertoire against the Queen's Gambit Declined

This DVD offers a complete repertoire for handling this solid opening, often featuring a dynamic approach to pose the opponent more practical problems. Both of the main continuations 3...Nf6 and 3...Be7 are covered in two separate parts.


Exchange Variation with 6...♝d6

In tonight's Fast & Furious show we will have a look at a modern treatment (6...♝d6) of the QGD Exchange Variation, as recently there have been played some wonderful attacking games by black in this line. Who would have ever thought this opening would become an attacking weapon for the black side! Furthermore, we will also discuss some other games in this opening, as an update of my DVD A World Champions Repertoire against the QGD.

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Robert is an International Master who mostly spends his time training and coaching talented youngsters. On the PlayChess server The Fast and the Furious is a popular show where he explains sharp opening lines for a wider audience. He is also a well-known ChessBase author who produced numerous DVDs and regularly contributes to ChessBase Magazine as well. Since 2015 he is the organizer of the Dutch Rapid Championships in his home town Amstelveen. He has started a YouTube channel with chess analysis as well.


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