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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In the beginning of the DVD, Williams mentioned the one who has reinvigorated such dwfense opening used over years ago: 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. 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.

The second part of the DVD is dedicated to the positions coming out from 1. Now I don’t know if to lose as many games as one wins is “fantastic. The Chigorin Defense was never a popular opening, but this situation has been changing in the last decade.

The Tactical Chigorin Opening with the Chigorin shows your intention to play for a win right from the outset. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This opening is usually not played among chess grandmasters, only grandmaster Alexander Morozevich plays it and has written a book about it. Out of 35 games Morozevich won 12, lost 12 and drew Beware the Chigorin if your an initiate, because it’s easy to lose your way and get crunched.

Paul Morphy’s career lasted only a few years and yet he managed to defeat the best chess players of his time. This opening will lead to a very exciting, tactical game. One of the top Russian GMs, Morozevich played several interesting games in this variation over a decade ago. The fact that few GMs play it today does not mean much. Of course the GM preferred the main line which starts with 3. Mar 27, No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.

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. Williams is really good in passing the ideas behind the opening, and this is what I’m looking for in chess books, and often I don’t find it.

Chess openings: Queen’s Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense (D07)

If we don’t master these positions, and openings, which oblige chigori to think of the most sharp and fast moves to win, we will never reach master level. Kasparov has said something similar to the Chigorin being ridiculous, but objectively it is hardly less sound than the King’s Indian.


Messages posted chiforin Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames. This article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves. This chess defense is a very unusual opening and leads often to a sharp tactical game in the center.

Articles with short description. I’ve been revisting the defence of late.

Openings for Tactical Players: Chigorin Defense

By the way, in my Megabase soon to become Megabasebecause I already acquired the update! Before then it had only been played a handful of times, including this win by Rubinstein Rubinstein vs Tartakower, Williams over and over tries to teach us gambit play.

Yes the tarrasch also has many intresting side lines you should look into it. Paul Morphy Learn about one of the greatest geniuses in the history of chess! This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat I don’t recall any other game where a strong GM was beaten by a non-GM so brutally.

I believe so, and GM Williams also points it out. Often in chess in order to learn quick development, and bring out the pieces, we watch Morphy’s games. Unfortunately, he didn’t last even till move I would play 8.