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Trap in Queen's Gambit Accepted

  • downie78
  • | Apr 9, 2009

Here is a trap for white in the Queen's Gambit accepted version caused by a bad move by black.

The Queen's Gambit accepted is not very popular, most people play the declined version.
This is just a trap in the accepted version that i thought was interesting.  I think it is normally a lot better for white if Black accepts because when white regains the pawn then he has a stronger centre with the d and e pawns.  Playing c6 as black is a big mistake, so beginners who play against the queen's gambit: 1. decline it. and 2. if you decline it, don't try to hold on to it by playing b5 then c6.


  • 5 years ago


    Very Nasty Trap for Beginners... Thanks for the Article

  • 6 years ago


    Very nice! Thanks for sharing...

  • 6 years ago


    Just last night at the chess club in the city's blitz tournament, I used it.

  • 6 years ago


    yeah i like the Slav defense better than e6 cuz then ur Bishop can move out  to somewhere where it isn't so cramped and ur knight can move to d7 afterwards

  • 6 years ago


    never play b5, then the Slav defense is quite a good move i think

  • 6 years ago


    Declining is more popular:

    After 1.d4 d5 2.c4

    2...e6 74,307
    43.2% 31% 25.8%
    2...c6 59,903
    41% 34.1% 25%
    2...dxc4 20,876
    41.1% 33.2% 25.8%
  • 6 years ago


    Good one. This tip might come in useful.

  • 6 years ago


    That is a very nice trap that is quite well known. If you are interested in the Queen's Gambit then there is a themed group the "Queen's Gambit Gurus" that is devoted to it. btw Queen's gambit accepted is more common than declined at GM play. And the MOST popular second move for black is c6, the Slav variation

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