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Re: 3.e3 versus the QGA
Reply #1 - 04/13/08 at 22:15:12
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Chevalier wrote on 04/13/08 at 08:46:02:
Hello,

What do you think of the 3.e3 system against the Queen's Gambit Accepted? I noticed that a number of Grandmasters use it, but mainly as a method of transposing to the main line QGA with 3.Nf3 whilst avoiding certain sidelines for Black.

Exactly. It avoids some of the Bg4 stuff and most importantly 3.Nf3 a6 4.e3 b5 which is very solid for black. However the reason why one is "meant to" play 3.Nf3 in the first place is of course 3...e5 and hence to me that's the main line against 3.e3 and 3.e4. The main question then is to evaluate 3.e3 e5 4.Bxc3 exd4 5.exd4 Nf6 6.Nf3 correctly, well as far as I know it's meant to be pleasant enough for black.
  
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3.e3 versus the QGA
04/13/08 at 08:46:02
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Hello,

What do you think of the 3.e3 system against the Queen's Gambit Accepted? I noticed that a number of Grandmasters use it, but mainly as a method of transposing to the main line QGA with 3.Nf3 whilst avoiding certain sidelines for Black.
  

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