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Queen's Gambit Accepted (D23)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 dxc4 3 Nf3 Nf6

Number of games in database: 581
Years covered: 1904 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 34.3%
   Black wins 28.9%
   Draws 36.8%

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Ulf Andersson  14 games
Michal Krasenkow  10 games
Mark Taimanov  7 games
Robert Huebner  7 games
Eero Einar Book  4 games
Viktor Korchnoi  4 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Capablanca vs Reshevsky, 1936
Taimanov vs Polugaevsky, 1960
Alekhine vs Fine, 1937
Portisch vs Spassky, 1964
A Pytlakowski vs Smyslov, 1952
Radic vs Ivkov, 1948
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 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 581  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Brown vs A J Mackenzie  0-1401904LondonD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
2. K Palda vs W Schwinner  0-1421933Trebitsch MemorialD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. H Mueller vs Sauke 1-0191934VillingenD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine 1-0581934Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship RematchD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. Udo Vitte vs A Strautmanis  0-1191935Class A Team TournamentD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. Alekhine / Mendia vs Gromer / Lardizabal  1-0571935Consultation gameD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. H Mueller vs Gruenfeld  1-0381935Trebitsch Memorial 1934/35D23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. Botvinnik vs Levenfish 1-0421935MoscowD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. Botvinnik vs Lasker ½-½531935MoscowD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. Flohr vs G Stoltz 1-0491935Warsaw OlympiadD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. Alekhine vs E E Book ½-½511935Warsaw OlympiadD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. I Rudakovsky vs V Gergenreder  1-0551936Trade Unions ChampionshipD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
13. G N Treysman vs M L Hanauer  1-0441936US ChampionshipD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. Barcza vs E Glass  ½-½431936BudapestD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. K Havasi vs G Kluger  0-1371936BudapestD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. Capablanca vs Reshevsky 1-0581936NottinghamD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
17. G Danielsson vs Szabo  0-1481936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. A Budo vs I Rabinovich  ½-½241937Leningrad International tournamentD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. Koblents vs T Bergs 0-1401937National Team TrainingD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. Veresov vs Maletz  1-0251937Match-Tournament (Team)D23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. P Trifunovic vs E Zinner  0-1781937PragueD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. Tartakower vs A Reynolds 1-0441937OstendD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. Tartakower vs E E Book 1-0411937KemeriD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. Alekhine vs Fine 1-0371937KemeriD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. J Bolbochan vs E E Book  ½-½431937Stockholm OlympiadD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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Mar-09-02  i can beat you all: Capablaca-Becker Karlsbad 1929 Round 8

1.d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf2 Nd7 4. Nc3 Ngf6 5. Bf4 dc 6. e3 Nd5 7. Bc4 Nf4 8. ef Bd6 9. g3 Nf6 10. 0-0 0-0 11. Qe2 b6 12. Rfd1! Bb7 13. Rac1 a6 14. Bd3! Bb4?! 15. Ne4! Qd5? 16. Nfg5! Ne8 17. Nh7! f5 18. Nhg5! and black resigned

Mar-09-02  Doctor Who: Capablanca vs A Becker, 1929
Mar-09-02  Doctor Who: Can you really beat us all? You can probably beat me ... but ALL?
Mar-25-05  actual: I had a game that went 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. a4 Bg4 0-1 ;-)...I don't know why he quit so early, but I thought about playing 4...c5 and the opening explorer shows 2 games with that line both 0-1.
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  Sneaky: Anybody who plays a4 that early in the QGA is too timid a soul to be playing gambits anyhow. They should be hiding like a turtle in their Colle System shell or something.
Mar-26-05  RisingChamp: Sneaky fine I dont disagree that several mediocre club players adopt the Colle System,for reasons we all know,but that doesnt mean its an opening only for cowards-after all it was invented and made famous by a very attacking players and even modern players like Carsten Hoi have conjured brilliancies with it.See Hoi-Gulko Thessaloniki for an example it won the brilliancy prize for best game in the Olympiad.
Apr-23-05  WorldChampeen: Mr. Queen's Gambit Accepted on both sides, was Tony Miles; I'm double checking now, it seems in his early career he played the conventional "3. Nf3" as White but progressed to use both "3. e4" and "3. Nc3";

85 games of Anthony Miles playing the QG Accepted in the data base; d20-d29; that has got to be the record! I'd think a4 is a text move. I'd consult Miles however he was such a great attacker, he wouldn't need a4. He was a walking exhibition of how to play the QGA on both sides.

Apr-24-05  WorldChampeen: As in Botvinnik vs Lasker, 1935 , 4. Qa4+ ; that is the move I wonder about as to whether it is totally out of the spirit of the Queen's Gambit Accepted. Similar to what he did against Levinfish (Loewinfish maybe in some collections); and that early Queen sortie by one of the all time greats.

By the way, I searched a few other well known players, about the Queen's Gambit Accepted, how many times they played it. I believe the next highest I found was Petrosian with 55; then of course, you could suspect Korchnoi as well has played quite a few and that he does, but not nearly as high as Tony Miles.

Apr-15-07  Knight13: 4. Bg5

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There's one game with this line: A Bonet vs Alekhine, 1944.

I played 4...e6 here once, but 4...c6 looks good also.

Any thoughts on how Black should play?

Mar-05-09  FiveofSwords: <knight> often times if white tries some innocious, strange line in the QGA you can simply keep the gambit pawn heh. This is how i usually approach such strange moves. An idea to keep the pawn could be Nc6 with Na5 when white moves the e pawn. also in this position there might be a possible manouver of Ne4 to Nd6, also keeping the pawn. note that after Na5 Qa4+ is nothing special because c6 'discovers' the queen's defense of the knight. and if Bxc4 there may follow the b5 fork.

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