The Queen's Gambit is the opening given by the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4. White offers a pawn in order to gain more central control.

The Queen's Gambit is the opening given by the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4.

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1.d4 d5 2.c4

White offers a pawn in order to gain more central control. This opening has been popular for a long time, and is still one of the most-played openings in the game. Around the time of its greatest popularity, the Queen's gambit appeared in 32 of the 34 games played in the 1927 world championship match between Capablanca and Alekhine.

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