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Closed Games

The closed games start with 1.d4 d5. These opening chess moves are very solid and played by grandmasters worldwide in chess tournaments and matches.

When you play these you will get complex positional structures on the board that will require profound and deep positional thinking. You will learn how to play chess in a quiet and in a more positional way.

1.d4 d5
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1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6
Slav Defense
A solid opening for Black
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6
Queens Gambit Declined
Black does not capture the offered c-pawn but continues his development.
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1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc
Queens Gambit Accepted
Black captures the offered c-pawn but will not be able to keep it so this is not a true gambit.
1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6
Chigorin Defense
Black is developing pieces only to get active piece play. Doing this he
violates principles of chess.
queens gambit accepted
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