D20-29 Queen's Gambit Accepted

Opening Data Base

The Queen's Gambit accepted arises after 1.d4 d5; 2.c4 dxc4.  

Practice has shown that is too risky for Black any attempt to remain a pawn up but the idea to give the pawn back in order to inflict an isolated Queen's pawn on White, is absolutely viable.  After 3.Nf3 Nf6; 4.e3 e6; 5.Bxc4 c5; 6.00 the resulting IQP positions are enough complex with chances for both sides: Black's strategy is to initially limit White's initiative and leverage on his counterchances in the long term.  

A completely different kind of game arises after the sharp 3.e4.  Here Black has to promptly react  (for instance with 3...e5), counterattacking White's center and looking for a more direct and violent play.

Opening Queen's Gambit Accepted
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Last Update July 2018