Queen's Gambit Accepted #2 - Persuing the Gambit Pawn

bronzefeet
bronzefeet
Jun 22, 2009, 12:00 AM |
9 | Opening Theory

In this variation of the Queen's Gambit Accepted I play white and try to regain my gambit pawn and suffer because of it.  Black wins the opening with a queen and knight tag-team, even though his king has been checked out of position.  This game is a good illustration of what not to do as white when black accepts white's gambit of the c4 pawn.  I was outplayed and resigned after realizing a 4 point deficit.  From this game I learned the point of giving up the c-pawn in the Queen's Gambit is for greater control in the center and next time I will not persue my gambited pawn if it means a loss of the center.

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