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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The Chigorin Defense was never a popular opening, but this situation has been changing in the last decade.

A super GM Alexander Morozevich edfense to prove that in the good hands see the picture it is a very powerful weapon. The idea of the opening is very simple: Black doesn’t pay attention to such ‘small positional things’ as a pair of Bishops, a strong pawn center, etc. His main and only concern is chigorni finish his development as quickly as possible and hopefully start an attack against the White King whether it is hiding on the King’s side, Queen’s side or the center.


The e7-e5 break is a very common occurrence in this opening then in many cases the game resembles the Albin Counter Gambit. Mar 27, In the next game after a modest move 3.

Talking about opening combinations, I have to mention that it is surprising how many miniature games were played in the Chigorin Defense. In the next game White played 3.

Openings for Tactical Players: Chigorin Defense

Of course the GM preferred the main line which starts with 3. Unfortunately, he didn’t last even till move In the last game we are going to analyze today White played the last major subline on move three: The game is sort of remarkable.

I don’t recall any other game where a strong GM was beaten by a non-GM so brutally. I strongly recommend you to replay the whole Black attack chigori it is very powerful and instructive! If you liked the games we analyzed today, then it is a good starting point for your own investigation of the opening.


Chigorin Defense

And just like with any opening in the “Openings for Tactical Players” column, there is one thing you can count on. This opening will lead to a very exciting, tactical game. More from GM Gserper.