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Chess Openings - Queen's Gambit Accepted
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Queen's Gambit Accepted

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4


1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 e5

Black can't hold the Pawn

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 a6 4.e3 b5 5.a4 c6 6.axb5 cxb5 7.b3 cxb3 8.Bxb5+

5...c6 is dubious. In the diagram White will have long term pressure against the Black a-Pawn. Black has no compensation for the weakness.


1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 c5 6.O-O a6

For more about the Queen's Gambit Accepted, see Opening Tutorial : Queen's Gambit Accepted (QGA) (offsite).

Example game(s)

1950 Amsterdam Stahlberg G. - Foltys J. D22
1952 Budapest Golombek H. - Smyslov V. D25

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