Queens Gambit Accepted

The Queens Gambit Accepted is a solid opening for Black.

Dont't try to hold on to the pawn 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 b5? 4.a4 c6? 5.axb5 cxb5?? 6.Qf3! and Black loses a piece. Most often White plays 3.Nf3 first (instead of 3.e3) to avoid 3...e5, but still it is dangerous to hold on to the pawn.

Black is just giving up the center capturing the c-pawn to continue his development afterwards.

If White protects his d-pawm playing e3 (for example in the main line (Nf3)) Black might create an isolated pawn on d4 sometime playing c5 and cxd.

If White answers exd he will get an isolated pawn on d4. The player who has an isolated pawn should not trade pieces as this brings him closer to the endgame where the isolated pawn becomes weak, but should create activity playing Ne5.(the knight is then protected by the isolated d-pawn)

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc 3.Nf3
Main Line
most popular move, White stops Black to strike at the center playing e5.
1 d4 d5 2.c4 dxc 3.e4
Central Variation
White tries to control the center and is a pawn down for some time trying to seize the initiative in the line 1 d4 d5 2.c4 dxc 3.e4 e5 4.Nf3 exd 5.Bxc4 Bb4+ 6.Nbd2 Nc6 7.0-0 This line leads to complicated play.
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