queens gambit accepted - tag
Queen’s Gambit Accepted (QGA) can be categorized under the postmodern category of openings. This is because it is a mixture of classical and hypermodern opening ideas. Generally, in classical openings, the opening is played out in such a way that there are no major weaknesses created, whereas in Hypermodern openings you give up the center […]
1.d4 gambits are some of the most important gambits in chess. When it comes to opening preparation, it makes sense to devote more time to more popular variations. This way, you can be better prepared in the lines that are more likely to happen in your games. On the other hand, it makes you more […]
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Queen’s Gambit Accepted is one of the black’s most popular choices along with QGD and the Slav defense. It is not considered to be a true gambit, since the “sacrificed” pawn can be easily recaptured. White gets the advantage of space and a strong center, while black tries to obtain the queen’s side counter-play.