Queen’s Gambit Accepted
Opening: D21: Queen's Gambit Accepted
Player(s): Greenfeld, Korchnoi, Vitiugov, Rublevsky, Graf, Ibarra Jerez, Giri, Laznicka, Kozuk, Sermek, Bagaturov, Lima, Gelfand, Lautier, Pelletier, Domont, Anand, Adianto, Kasparov, Kamsky, Avrukh, Rublevsky, Shariyazdanov, Rustemov, Alekhine, Gruenfeld
The Queen's Gambit Accepted is characterized by the move 2...dxc4 after 1 d4 d5 2 c4. Black surrenders the center to White, only to counterattack in that sector. This is a venerable defense used by many famous players including, among others, World Champions Steinitz, Alekhine, Petrosian, and Kasparov. John Watson demonstrates a direct way for White to play against it and obtain a promising game.