The Queen’s Gambit Accepted is a chess opening for Black against 1.d4 which occurs after the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 (see the diagram to the right).
The Queen’s Gambit Accepted is a fundamental defense to 1.d4 and has been used by many World Champions – Petrosian, Anand and Kasparov, to name but a few.
The opening is not like the Semi-Slav or Grunfeld Defenses, which are common, well-known and frequently seen at club level – and that’s exactly what makes the Queen’s Gambit Accepted a dangerous opening at the club player level. It can be used as a surprise weapon, backed up by a sound, safe plan.
Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Fight For The Initiative With The 3.e4 Variation
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