Queen’s Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense (1 d4 d5 2 c4 Nc6): chess opening performance statistics, strategy and tactics, famous games, PGN download. 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.e3 e5!? Huebner vs R Rabiega, (D07) Queen’s Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 20 moves, J Razuvajeva vs Y Sepman, The Chigorin Defense is a chess opening that gives you active piece play. Replay Chess Games until you learn how to play this opening system.

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I believe that move guarantees black a full share of the chances.

Chigorin Defense

In the next game after a modest move 3. The Chigorin Defense violates several classical principles: Paul Morphy’s career lasted only a few years and yet he managed to defeat the best chess players of his time. Opening with the Chigorin shows your intention cgigorin play for a win right from the outset. Nc3and other moves White could play. Pert is really dangerous, he plays always for a win!

So, apart from anything else, the Chigorin may have an important instructive function. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.

Steinitz – Chigorin World Championship Match. But we are going a little off topic here: Deefense super GM Alexander Morozevich managed to prove that in the good hands see the picture it is a very powerful weapon. However Williams in many videos mentions Morozevich’s defensf and tell us where he thinks Morozevich went wrong, and how to avoid the problems Morozevich had.


Williams is one of the most notorious GMs, and event commentators. Also something of a surprise, and also not an unsound opening. This blocks the c-pawn as the knight is placed in front of it.

D Queen’s Gambit Declined, Chigorin defence –

It is not quite clear if this opening is sound but improvements has been found for both sides and it appears to be playable for Black. Learn about one of the greatest geniuses in the history of chess! It was believed that 3.

If you already have an account, you should login now. Bxc3 as in the game Topalov vs Morozevich, Retrieved from ” https: D08 is the Albin counter-gambit, and Morozevich also played that openingfrom tobut the main period in which he used it often was the years This opening is usually not played among chess grandmasters, only grandmaster Alexander Morozevich plays eefense and has written a book about it.

Also in this case there are beautiful romantic games to show, and to use as example of the mindset in which one should play. But it’s like everyone thinks you can then automatically exploit that advantage, the bishops will do it by themselves.

Morozevich did write a book on it – after he stopped defese it. Seriously, everyone ‘knows’ that a bishop pair with an open centre should constitute an advantage.


Black does not maintain the center pawn at d5, the c-pawn is blocked, and Black must be willing to trade a bishop for a knight.

GM Williams in the introductory video used “three parts” but the actual DVD, maybe for production reasons, has been divided in four parts. If you like quick devolepment, The Tarrasch defence is great 2, but you can get a isolatet d pawn.

D07: Queen’s Gambit Declined, Chigorin defence

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If cbigorin liked the games we analyzed today, then it is a good starting point for your own investigation of the opening. Alexander Morozevich is perhaps the only modern grandmaster who regularly plays the Chigorin Defense, although in the s, Vasily Smyslov did employ the opening against Garry Kasparov.

Nxc6 Qxc6 and then something like K A Walbrodt vs Chigorin. The second part of the DVD is dedicated to the positions coming out from 1. The Chigorin Defense was never a popular opening, but this situation has been changing in the last decade. Here Black is saying:.