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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P i personally do not use the chigorin defence i most of the time use the klassikel queens gambit declined but it looks intresting to look in.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Considering all this, Black does violate certain chess principles with that, but in return Black gets active piece play which might prove dangerous for White if he doesn’t know the Chigorin well enough.

If you like quick devolepment, The Tarrasch defence is great 2, but you can get a isolatet d pawn. Although opening assessments change as improvements are found for each side, the Chigorin is generally considered playable for Black and it is useful as a surprise weapon against the Queen’s Gambit. The first part of the DVD is dedicated to positions which occur after White forces the Black queen out in the middle of the field with 3.

View Black Friday Chess Deals this week! I strongly recommend you to replay the whole Black attack because it is very powerful and instructive! In return Black gets quick development and piece pressure on the center. This is clearly the case with the Chigorin defense played by what is considered the father of Russian’s chess Mikhail Chigorin. A possible combo for the black player who plays Chigorin against 1.

More from GM Gserper. Nc6 Black’s pieces fly into the game putting pressure on White’s position from a very early stage. Again not impressive as result, but how do we compare an opening used with Black against players rated ?? Although the KID almost certainly has more strategic depth than the Chigorin. No posting personal information of members. This article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves. 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.


Williams over and over tries to teach us gambit play.

Chigorin Defense (D07)

Nxc6 Qxc6 and then something like Yes the tarrasch also has many intresting side lines you should look into it. For example Williams explains the important squares one should occupy, or the diagonals one should control, dffense what is the plan in some pawn structures.

Most successful opening for Black. It’s amazing that the Chigorin was “invented” by Chigorin who was then basically the only one to play it until the s.

Does anyone know particular games or lines which sent it back into slumber? And just like with any opening in the “Openings for Tactical Players” column, there is one thing you can count on. What you say about the Budapest being easier to learn may well be true. His main and only concern is to finish his development as quickly as possible and hopefully start an attack against the White King whether it deense hiding on the King’s side, Queen’s side or the center.

Chigorin Defense

This opening is ideal for refense type of player who strives for an unconvential yet attacking game right from the start. Be6 is worth looking at though White has the advantage.

Williams studied this opening for one month, and created this DVD which he divided in three parts, for our better understanding.

In the next game after a modest move 3. Often toward the end of the video he reiterates the main points, which is definitely good! Blow the whistle and inform an administrator. Williams is one of the most notorious GMs, and event commentators.


Opening with the Chigorin shows your intention to play for a win right from the outset. Today we consider owning the bishop pair a good advantage which can bring us to win the game, especially in the endgame. But apart from this big name, I didn’t see many others. It is only up to us to take this idea, and make it happen in reality, like the hypermodern movement created a wealth of ideas in chess in the first years of the last century.

There are three repertoire books which explore that possibility: This blocks the c-pawn as the knight is placed in front of it. The last part of the DVD is based on 1.

Chigorin Defense

The fact that few GMs play it today does not mean much. Learn about one of the greatest geniuses in the history of chess! Morozevich has also published defenss book on the Chigorin Defence, [1] in which he gives both a theoretical and a personal view on the opening. A Black Repertoire against Offbeat Openings. Black doesn’t pay attention to such ‘small positional things’ as a pair of Bishops, a strong pawn center, etc.

In the next game White played 3.

But again, it would have probably happened with any other opening too. Strange that such a natural move could be so unpopular until Kasparov’s game with Ivanchuk. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Also in this case there are beautiful romantic games to show, and to use as example of the mindset in which one should play.