I read both of the answers to this question, and although one answer hints that black can launch a kingside attack in the Exchange variation, it offers no games demonstrating such a kingside attack.

What are some games demonstrating a kingside attack from the black side of the Queen's Gambit Declined (Exchange variation)?

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A suggestion :

Boensch-Vaganian, 1983

Bring the Bishop to d6, move the kingside pawns forward, try to dominate square e4.


Perhaps not a very well known game, but Bobotsov-Petrosian is definitely highly instructive how to play the Exchange variation of the QGD:

  • First, black exchanges a couple of minor pieces, as he lacks space
  • By putting a knight on d6, black stops white's play on the queen side
  • Then, black starts a king side attack

Edit: A similar approach can be found in the game Portisch-Kasparov, another very instructive game from black's point of view.

  • That game was painful to watch, white did a lot of wrong things, especially allowing Bf5 and even trading off his ls bishop. Not to mention he never developed a plan and shuffled his pieces around on the kingside before resigning. That was ugly. Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 23:49
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    Sure, but that's often the case for instructive games... :-D. Btw, apparently, Bobotsov was actually a strong player (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milko_Bobotsov) and his best tournament result is quite impressive (see chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?tid=79435).
    – Maxwell86
    Commented Aug 16, 2018 at 6:03

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