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What do QGA players do against 1.d4 2.Nf3 or 1.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.<b...

Started 05/25/23 at 19:20:01 by Marc Benford
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By: Marc Benford
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3 Nf3 a6
Are there any theoretical problems with the line [1 d4 d5 2 c4 dxc4] 3 Nf3 a6 - ? I've begun looking at it, and it seems like a rather attractive solution to Black's problems:
A) 4 e3 - by far th...

Started 03/10/17 at 22:55:45 by fdunne
13 5743 Last Post 04/06/23 at 19:00:32
By: kylemeister
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Modernized QGA
Among several fresh announced & forthcoming
books from Thinkers Publishing:
The Modernized Queen‘s Gambit Accepted
by Romain Edouard
I really like the cover, 2.c4?! should be punished!
tracke  Smiley

Started 11/24/20 at 12:54:03 by tracke
3 3070 Last Post 11/12/21 at 11:05:44
By: RoleyPoley
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The Billenger's Gambit
I just found out about a new gambit line in the QGA and it's so new that none of my chess books mention it called the Billenger's Gambit. I haven't seen the Chesspublishing site post any theoretical a...

Started 08/16/20 at 01:20:14 by HagenWatch1
4 1945 Last Post 08/16/20 at 04:52:42
By: kylemeister
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QGA 3. e4 e5 4. Nf3 responses
There are two responses that I am considering, one is the immediate 4. ...exd4 and the other is to first give a check with 4. ...Bb4+ and then maybe play exd4. The engines prefer the immediate exd4.<b...

Started 10/02/18 at 19:00:07 by VGA
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By: TNich
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Why isn't the QGA more popular?
Hi ChessForum,
I am really wondering why the QGA is not more popular.
Theorically it seems to be in good shape and the theory to learn, compared to other defenses, is relatively small.

Started 09/22/16 at 19:52:21 by mrbenoni
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By: H-HH
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QGA 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bg4
I spent some time analysing an interesting sideline in the QGA: 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bg4. Avrukh avoids it by suggesting 3.e3, and iirc he mentions that he didn't find a white advantage after some ...

Started 05/15/11 at 10:29:22 by huibui
8 9333 Last Post 07/14/17 at 05:22:24
By: exigentsky
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QGA Mannheim variation (4.Qa4)
    Been looking at this as am a Catalan player, was wondering about the reply Bd7
1) d4 d5 2. c4 dxc 3.Nf3 Nf6 4. Qa4 Bd7 5.Qxc4
Burgess does not even mention this move in his chapter on th...

Started 01/25/17 at 03:43:06 by helmet
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By: fdunne
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Delchev/Semkov on QGA
Chess Stars has announced some more books, among theme is:
Understanding the QGA A Black Repertoire
by Alexander Delchev and Semko Semkov
Expected in the end of August  [2015!?]
tracke  ...

Started 06/26/15 at 12:59:54 by tracke
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By: tapchess
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Delaying ...c5
The main thing putting me off the QGA is the boring dxc5 endgame variation, but recently I saw some games by Evgeny Postny as black, where instead of 5... c5, he played a6/b5/Bb7/Nbd7 and only then .....

Started 12/11/16 at 16:59:43 by Monocle
7 5559 Last Post 12/23/16 at 00:00:20
By: LeeRoth
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Queen's Gambit Accepted
This defense doesn't seem to be getting any love these days. It's not played often at a high level, and there seem to be few discussions of it on this forum. Any specific reasons?
A few years ago...

Started 09/29/11 at 20:55:15 by Seth_Xoma
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By: chessfreak
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1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 g6!?
Hi all,
I entered the above in the search window and QGA Smyslov and Smyslov but could not get anything good.  I remember seeing something about it?!?!?  Anyway what do people think?  Is there so...

Started 11/13/15 at 03:14:58 by Zatara
2 3458 Last Post 11/13/15 at 04:03:55
By: kylemeister
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2..dxc4 3.Nf3 c6 4. e3 Be6
Or 2...dxc4 3.e3 Be6 4.Nf3 c6
Watson's Strategic Chess Opening for White says
5.Qc2 b5 6.b3 cxb3 7.axb3 "gives white obvious compensation in terms of centre, c-file pressure, and and free and r...
But bl

Started 10/03/14 at 03:39:33 by erasmus_b_dragon
7 6183 Last Post 10/04/14 at 16:22:07
By: tony37
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New idea in the QGA
There's a remarkable game by the French GM Edouard from the 4NCL last weekend. Against Jon Hammer, he took the pawn on c4 and then defended it with an immediate b5. That's something we all learned yea...

Started 05/10/14 at 22:11:39 by RdC
3 6551 Last Post 05/11/14 at 14:59:28
By: TalJechin
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Sam Collins DVD on QGA
I bought this DVD this week. It is interesting enough, looks like a low-maintenance repertoire that leads to solid positions (if slightly passive at times). According to Collins, he had been put off b...

Started 06/05/12 at 07:59:00 by gwnn
6 11325 Last Post 08/14/12 at 21:01:28
By: slates
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QGA move-ordering?
I would like to play the QGA with the following variations:
1 d4 d5 2 c4 dxc4 3 Nf3 (3 e4 Nf6 or Nc6; 3 e3 e5) Nf6 4 e3 Bg4
The question is: what if white delays c4? In particular:
1 d4...

Started 08/12/12 at 17:45:26 by gwnn
7 8292 Last Post 08/14/12 at 17:13:33
By: Smyslov_Fan
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QGA Piece Sac is it playable still?
Has anyone studied this or seen analysis by GMs on this position. It must highly theoretical, I'm just curious on the current state of theory here. Is black okay?

here is the game a friend showed me yesterday.
[pgn][Event "Linares"]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "1993.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "5"]

Started 05/21/12 at 15:57:28 by Reverse
2 4211 Last Post 05/21/12 at 20:36:11
By: Reverse
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Are you really prepared for the QGA
This opening really seems to be ideal for amateur play(sub 2400 elo), which is 99% of the chess community. When I say Ideal I am implying that it seems that many white players just aren't prepared for...

Started 12/01/11 at 19:18:14 by Reverse
4 6725 Last Post 12/02/11 at 14:28:36
By: Reverse
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Smyslov Variation, QGA
I wonder if this variation of the QGA has ever attracted anyone's attention here besides my own.  1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 g6 5.Bxc4 Bg7 with the idea ...Nfd7, ...Nb6.  It's rather Gruenfeld-l...

Started 02/03/09 at 19:33:42 by Markovich
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By: IMJohnCox
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Help with a QGA variation I ran into
Play went like this
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 Nc6 4.Be3 Nf6 5.f3 e5 6.d5 Nb4 7.Bxc4
and now the move that really shocked me was Nxe4. I held it together for 12 more moves but my opponents pos...

Started 04/02/11 at 09:49:22 by up and comer
11 10927 Last Post 04/04/11 at 18:13:41
By: Smyslov_Fan
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