Closed Games - Opening Chess Moves

The closed games start with 1.d4 d5 and belong to the best opening chess moves. They 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 positional way.

1.d4 d5
best chess openings

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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