[October 20, 2016] Updated Opening Line by GM Borki Predojević:
Queen’s Gambit Declined, Tartakower Variation with 8. Bd3

[Line 264 : 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 b6 8. Bd3]

Line 264 covers one of the main lines in the Tartakower Variation, where the commonly occurring positions are mostly quiet. It usually requires a few accuracies from Black to reach a satisfying position.

Though there is nothing wrong with moves 8… Nbd7 and 8… dxc4, the main 8… Bb7 is played more often. After 8… Bb7 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. cxd5 exd5 the ensuing position is roughly equal. Also, in variation 8… Bb7 9. O-O Nbd7 Black has no problems, for example 10. Qe2 c5 11. Bg3 Ne4 12. cxd5 exd5, and 10. Bg3 c5 11. cxd5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 Bxd5, in both cases with equality.

[Diagram: White to Move] Find the way to launch a dangerous attack against the black King!

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