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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #30 - 11/12/16 at 10:48:26
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There are games with QGA nowadays too, but the majority of openings such as King's Indian, Slav etc. came to replace those things. Recent Magnus vs Karjakin game was d4, Nf6; Bg5 followed by d5 and c5. where black had played gambit on c5. Playing something usual is not great, isn't it?
  
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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #29 - 09/02/15 at 13:43:13
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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #28 - 09/02/15 at 13:42:03
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I'm looking forward to the new chess star  "The Queen's Gambit Accepted" by Delchev and Semkov.

Taking chess serious lately, and playing QGA should broaden my chessknowledge with all the typical pawn structure and piece movements.
  
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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #27 - 10/05/11 at 20:25:06
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Interesting thread. I'm thinking of going to study the Queen's Gambit Accepted. Is the The Queen's Gambit Accepted, third edition by Sakaev and Semkov, January 2008 published by Chess Stars the latest book about it?
  
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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #26 - 10/03/11 at 21:11:33
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6. Qe2 getting "!!" is funny. I have a lot of respect for the line, but black can tweak his move order to take sting out of it. I'll post it when my mind is in a better place.

The critical line in the Qe2+Bd3 probably stems from the Neverov-Somebody, Someplace, Some Year game I'm recollecting. Engines point out some effective pawn sacrifice that keeps black healthy as I recall.
  

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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #25 - 10/03/11 at 11:48:35
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Studying the QGA with the help of Hiarcs Opening Book (HOB) is a pleasant experience as the book offers plenty on new ideas, novelties in the sense that they have been played only in computer games. For example in the 7.Qe2 b5 8.Bd3 line you mentioned (which has been proposed by GM Dzindzi every time he speaks about the QGA, and in my opinion is probably better than the more popular 8.Bb3 as after the a4 move there is real pressure at the b5 pawn and the Knight can come to be after Black's ...b4) the book offers a very strong novelty which repairs Black's position in a very critical line where White had good attacking chances. I'll find it and share it with you shortly.

But in the same "book" the 6.Qe2 move you mentioned in an earlier post gets "!!" (as the 2...dxc4 is the only move that gets this "!!", so the QGA is HOB's favourite defense as it seems!). The idea, if memory doesn't fail me, is to play a quick dxc5+a3+b4+Bb2+Bd3. Food for thought certainly. I hope that i'll be able to post these variations here when i have time and if someone is interested of course!

EDIT: i just saw that the ...Qc7 move the BPaulsen mentioned in the 7.a4 variation was also Rizzitano's choice in his QGA book. Although the book is clearly outdated in many places it is still usefull imo.
  
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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #24 - 10/03/11 at 08:33:48
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Yeah 11...b5 is fine.

It seems like if white wants that set-up so badly the 7. Qe2 move order would be a better way to consider going about trying to achieve it (ie: 7...b5 8. Bd3). Of course black has other options.
  

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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #23 - 10/03/11 at 07:27:32
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Do not be amazed. It is known that White is better if he achieves this particular set-up with Re1-Qe2-Rad1 with the Bishop on the b1-h7 diagonal. White usually achieves this by making some weaknesses first (for example play the 7.Bd3 move order and play a3). Black here made it easy for White!

On the other hand it is known that Black should play 11...b5! to avoid this set-up! In that case he is fine. Allowing the d4-d5 is not the end of the word as it can be proven that the position remains balanced. The "problem" is that it becomes very simplified and so, difficult to play for the win for Black. But if he wants to play for the win why play QGA in general? (more drawish that the SLav IMO) and especialy this 7...cxd4 variation?
  
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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #22 - 10/03/11 at 03:16:38
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Speaking of game citations, the plan chosen by white in J. Pinter-B. Golubovic, Pula 1999 might actually provide some hope for white players.

White's set-up is completely innocuous looking, and then it just blows up in black's face. If anyone wants to have fun with looking at the tactical possibilities, it's the position after 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 c5 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3 Nf6 5. Bxc4 e6 6. 0-0 a6 7. Bb3 cxd4 8. exd4 Nc6 9. Nc3 Be7 10. Bg5 0-0 11. Re1 Na5 12. Bc2 b5 13. Qe2 Bb7 14. Rad1

I'd frankly be amazed if something so quiet looking could obtain a real edge, but black's life is apparently not so simple.
  

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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #21 - 10/03/11 at 02:50:40
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Such valuable info gets published on this forum, it's hard to believe it's free. Great dialog here between Ametanoitos and BPaulsen, two of my favorite contributors. I'm always impressed by their scholarship. Thanks particularly to BP for those highly cogent game citations.

Personally I think that 3.e4 is White's most challenging approach. I prepared 3...Nf6, but the first time I played it, my strong opponent played straight down one of my main lines and then just beat me with his extra space. Discouraging. With much more success I've tried 3...Nc6 in three games, winning all, but the opposition wasn't strong and I remain unsure of the ultimate merit of 3...Nc6. Obviously it's  great winning try, so maybe Black should be happy. I notice that Baburin, a QGA specialist whom I follow, plays it this way.

I'm reluctant to play 3...e5, opening the position while lagging in development.

I don't think that Black should be daunted by 7.dxc5, but should just grit his teeth and play chess. Endgame wins starting from such positions aren't so rare down here at my level - particularly against weaker opponents.

But if I may make a repertoire-related observation, a QGA specialist needs something against 1.c4 and also 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4.





  

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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #20 - 10/03/11 at 02:20:46
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The only curiousities I've been checking in this variation of late occurred in J. Nogueiras Santiago-D. Ross, Quebec 1999, but continuing with 15. Bh6 (which apparently results in a ton of ways to perpetual check black, but nothing more), and L. Raykin-V. Napalkov, Correspondence 2003 (17...Ng7 is a simple improvement for black).

In general 7. Bb3 is just fine for black as far as I can tell. White doesn't even get the opportunity to annoy black (at least 7. dxc5 tries to be annoying).
  

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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #19 - 10/03/11 at 02:09:10
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BPaulsen wrote on 10/02/11 at 23:44:32:
There's really no issue to get around - 11...Na5 is simply the move, and in a conceptual matter of viewing it, it represents a good punishment for white's unprovoked Bb3. Black can be quite content.

Speaking of the QGA, apparently the recent CBM has GM Stohl offering 7. Bb3 from the white perspective, but I'm not sure why he's bothering unless he's got something of interest in the critical lines. I think Ametanoitos mentioned him specifically somewhere, so he must have it.

I have no interest in purchasing it, because I'm that doubtful of white's prospects - if Ametanoitos (or anyone) has it, does he find something new of interest, or is it same ol', same ol'?


Stohl's survey isn't from the White perspective but meant to show the current state of affairs.  It's in two parts.  In part 2, in the current issue of CBM, he states: 

"Black had no problems whatsoever in Bern-Semrl and other examples in the notes show that on the contrary it's White who has to play with care to avoid coming under serious pressure."

You appear to have nailed it Smiley.


  
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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #18 - 10/03/11 at 01:32:11
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Smyslov_Fan wrote on 10/03/11 at 01:28:55:
But Bryan, isn't it possible that the lines discussed will transpose?


No.

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I've never played 7.Bb3, so I really don't know. And I have to admit I haven't looked it up. Still, it seems to me that transpositions would be possible since Black does play 12....Na5 13.Bc2 in the game.


Black doesn't normally play ...Bd7. The main line runs 11...Na5 12. Bc2 b5 13. Qf4 Bb7, for example.
  

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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #17 - 10/03/11 at 01:28:55
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But Bryan, isn't it possible that the lines discussed will transpose?

I've never played 7.Bb3, so I really don't know. And I have to admit I haven't looked it up. Still, it seems to me that transpositions would be possible since Black does play 12....Na5 13.Bc2 in the game.
  
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Re: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Reply #16 - 10/02/11 at 23:44:32
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There's really no issue to get around - 11...Na5 is simply the move, and in a conceptual matter of viewing it, it represents a good punishment for white's unprovoked Bb3. Black can be quite content.

Speaking of the QGA, apparently the recent CBM has GM Stohl offering 7. Bb3 from the white perspective, but I'm not sure why he's bothering unless he's got something of interest in the critical lines. I think Ametanoitos mentioned him specifically somewhere, so he must have it.

I have no interest in purchasing it, because I'm that doubtful of white's prospects - if Ametanoitos (or anyone) has it, does he find something new of interest, or is it same ol', same ol'?
  

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