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The Queen's Gambit Accepted is the chess opening that begins with the moves 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4.

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Why is the next best move Nf3, instead of moving Bg5?

I have reached to this position starting from Queens' Gambit, and in this position Stockfish 14 is suggesting that the next best move is to bring my knight out instead of moving my dark squared bishop,...
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What do QGA players usually play when White doesn't play exactly 1.d4 d5 2.c4?

If Black plays the KID, then Black can play Nf6, g6, Bg7, O-O, d6 against everything. If Black plays the QGD, then Black can play d5, e6, Nf6, Be7, O-O against everything. If Black plays the Slav ......
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Dark-squared bishop after QGA 3. e3

I have played Queen's Gambit and most players my level choose Accepted and then try to hold onto their pawn. After I play 3. e3, while the light-square bishop has c4 has an obvious target, I have ...
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Playing a line in QGA from a QGD for White

I was playing the other day a Queens gambit game, but it seems that my opponent had a very good prep against players like me who play with White like: [FEN ""] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 dxc4 I ...
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Is it a good habit for an amateur to always try to play the best move (according to his best calculation and knowledge)?

Is it a good habit for an amateur to always try to play the best move (according to his best calculation), instead of sometimes purporsely play an inferior move hoping that his opponent does not know ...
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"A better move" recommended by chess.com but almost never played?

I played a game starting with d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nc3 a6 4. a4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Black's next move is 5... Bg4 and it was considered by chess.com as Inaccuracy (-0.28) A better move was 5... e5 (5... e5 ...
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Queen's Gambit Accepted Nc3 VS Nd2

Usually I play somewhere around move 5-Nc3 but I might start playing Nd2 more instead to get a different dynamic in the game. Is this advised? Does this have dire consequences in QGA?
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Why isn't 3.e4 more popular in the QGA?

According to the chess.com DB, 3.e4 is the third most popular reply in the Queen's Gambit Accepted - but why isn't it the most popular by a long shot? Isn't the entire point to remove black's central ...
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Queens Gambit Accepted 3rd move Side Lines (White)

What are rationals/inherent preferences behind the following novelties performed by White? I'm open to those to either logically deduced them or explain the deviated lines through experience/practice ...
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Pros and Cons for black in Queen's Gambit Accepted

I'm a beginning chess player and still learning the opening. If white's first move is 1.d4 and black counters with d5 (closed or semi-closed games), and white's second move is c4 bringing the Queen's ...
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What are the main ideas for White in the Queen's Gambit Accepted, 3.e4 variation?

What are the main ideas for White after 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4? [FEN ""] [StartPly "5"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4
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Queen's Gambit Accepted, how to continue after 3. e3 c6

I was playing Queen's Gambit Accepted. How should I continue after 3. e3 c6? I had no idea what to do after that. [FEN ""] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 c6
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Why is g4 the best move in this Queens Gambit accepted line?

Doesn't the extra tempo not make up for the lack of king safety? [FEN "r2q1rk1/1pp1ppbp/p1n2np1/5b2/P1BP4/2N1PN1P/1P3PP1/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1"]
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Feedback on my game?

[FEN ""] [Title "Bskg vs NN"] [Result "1-0"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 Nc6 { A mistake, blocks counterplay based on c7-c5 } 4.Bxc4 { Seems passive and the light squared bishop is locked in. However, e7-...
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Plans for White and Black in the Queen's Gambit Accepted

I often play this variation of the Queen's Gambit Accepted: [fen ""] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 a6 6. O-O c5 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Bxc5 9. a3 b5 10. Be2 Bb7 11. b4 Be7 12. Bb2 ...
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What are the disadvantages of delaying c7-c5 in QGA?

In main lines of queen's gambit accepted, sometimes White has the option of playing dxc5, and entering a certain type of endgames that Black might find unpleasant. Is there any disadvantage to ...
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Is there any transposition available in between QGA and other openings?

I'm a chess player with ELO 1600. Now I'm trying to learn transpositions in chess. QGA is my favorite opening as white. But most of the time black chooses Queen's Gambit Declined. So now I'm trying to ...
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Best Continuation for this Counter to Queen's Gambit Accepted

[Title "White to move"] [fen ""] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 e5 I've tried just taking the pawn at c4, but he takes my pawn at d4 and after exchanging some pieces I end with a broken pawn structure while ...
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Queen's Gambit Accepted, but Couldn't Capitalize

[StartPly "8"] [FEN ""] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 b5 4.a4 Ba6 White to move. How to capitalize on this variation of Queen's Gambit Accepted for white? I've never seen this counter before. Couldn't ...
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Queen's Gambit Accepted with 3. Nf3

According to wikipedia in the main line of the Queen's Gambit Accepted White's 3rd move is: 3.Nf3: [FEN ""] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Doesn't that pretty much turn the opening into a real gambit? ...
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Queen's Gambit Accepted with black trying to defend the c file pawn with 4. ... Bd7

In the following opening: [FEN ""] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 b5 4. a4 There is a well-known trap if Black tries to defend the c file pawn with: [FEN ""] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 b5 4. a4 c6 ...
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Queen's Gambit Accepted : how should White continue after 3.e3 Be6?

The Wikipedia article on Queen's Gambit Accepted simply notes that "... White has good compensation after 4.Ne2". [FEN ""] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3.e3 Be6 4. Ne2 (4.Qc2) What about Qc2 to add ...
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Is there still any top grandmaster who still regularly plays Queen's Gambit Accepted?

I believe Anand used to play QGA, but it seems like he stopped - presumably after losing several games to Kramnik with it.
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Queen's Gambit Accepted line for white

Have just started reading a bit about this line and was wondering if any one can explain the pros and cons of preferring e4 over e3 in the 3rd move - apart from the fact that e4 gives positional ...
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How can I to hold on to the pawn plus for black in the Queen's Gambit Accepted?

A few years back I used to play with a player who always accepted the queens gambit pawn and used to hold on to it and sometimes win with the pawn plus. Is there any specific variation that can be ...
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