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Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical (D27)
1 d4 d5 2 c4 dxc4 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 e3 e6 5 Bxc4 c5 6 O-O a6

Number of games in database: 4444
Years covered: 1905 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 31.4%
   Black wins 17.4%
   Draws 51.2%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Vladimir Kramnik  39 games
Zdenko Kozul  29 games
Pavel Tregubov  29 games
Hrvoje Stevic  84 games
Sergei Rublevsky  65 games
Elina Danielian  42 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Karpov vs Gulko, 1996
Kramnik vs Anand, 2001
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1971
Kasparov vs Gulko, 1982
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2001
G Gislason vs I Nyzhnyk, 2010
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 page 1 of 178; games 1-25 of 4,444  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Teichmann vs Blackburne  ½-½181905OstendD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
2. Tarrasch vs H Wolf ½-½49190615th DSB Congress, NurembergD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
3. Marshall vs Schlechter 1-0291907Ostend (Championship)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
4. Marshall vs Janowski 1-0621907Ostend (Championship)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
5. H F Lee vs E F Schrader  0-15119078th Western ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
6. Rubinstein vs S von Freymann 1-0161909St. PetersburgD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
7. Levenfish vs Teichmann ½-½471911KarlsbadD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
8. H H Hahlbohm vs Ed. Lasker  0-144191819th Western ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
9. I S Turover vs V Sournin  ½-½3419218th American Chess CongressD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
10. S Sery vs M Walter  ½-½381923PardubiceD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
11. L Asztalos vs Maroczy ½-½411924GyorD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
12. B Koch vs K Helling  0-1441928Berlin BSGD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
13. Kupchik vs Rubinstein  ½-½271928Exhibition GameD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
14. Kupchik vs Rubinstein  ½-½671928Exhibition GameD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
15. N Pavlov-Pianov vs A Polyak  ½-½401929USSR ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
16. Botvinnik vs Y Vilner ½-½451931Leningrad Championship 1930/31D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. Flohr vs Rubinstein  ½-½231931Prague OlympiadD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
18. Flohr vs Gruenfeld  ½-½221933Folkestone OlympiadD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
19. S Rosselli del Turco vs Gruenfeld  1-0371933Folkestone OlympiadD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
20. Pirc vs Gruenfeld  ½-½181933Moravska OstravaD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
21. B Hoenlinger vs Gruenfeld  ½-½171933Trebitsch MemorialD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
22. L Engels vs K Krause  ½-½471934GER chD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
23. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine ½-½581934Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship RematchD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
24. B Rasmusson vs E E Book  ½-½421934m FIN-chD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
25. Gruenfeld vs Flohr  ½-½201935Warsaw OlympiadD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-01-04  chessplayermatthew: why is the popularety so high on this
Sep-02-04  krullichka: Im having some problems playing d27 with white. I played about 100 games against Fritz 8 and I won only once and draw about 10 times. I studied Gligoric and Botvinik (against Petrosjan 1963 games and still didnt find whats the best after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dc 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bc4 c5 6.0-0 a6 7.a4 Nc6 8.Qe2 cd4 9.Rfd1 Be7 10.ed4 0-0 11.Nc3 Nfd5 12.Bd3 Ncb4 13.Bb1 b6 (- that line played Portisch but he played 14...Bd7 which I think isnt so good as Fritz 14....Bb7). Now I have several continuings as 14.Ne5,14.a5,etc but afther 14.a5 Fritz play 14...Bb7 and i have nothing my bishop on b1 isnt so strong and after 14.Ra3 i still dont have attack.
Sep-02-04  Lawrence: Hi <krullichka>, welcome back. Don't you put Fritz on "infinite analysis" so it can pick out a good strong line for you?
Sep-03-04  krullichka: Hi Lawrence! The only thing it does it shoes
Sep-03-04  Lawrence: <krullichka>, there's a line that says "Fritz 8" in green, then the space that shows you which move it is considering at the moment, then "Stop" in red, then a "+" and a "-" sign. If you click on the "+" sign you get more candidate moves, and can choose the one you like the most. I always just choose the first one--but give the machine at least 3 minutes to think about it. Is this what you are doing?
Mar-31-05  Hesam7: Kramnik with white has really good scores in this line: +11 -4 =21
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Here's one reason why this line is popular:

Alekhine vs Book, 1938

It's hard not to be excited by a game like this.

Apr-02-05  abujabishop: In this opening is it always mandatory for white to play 3.Nf3 because in some of the games i played using this opening black replies this move with 3....Bb4 pinning my knight and eventually taking it!
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  Eric Schiller: My review of Rizzitano's fine new book on the QGA is up at, in case anyone is interested.
Sep-01-11  Robert Hill: If white plays d4 this is the variation i play the most. If the play e4 i always play d5.
Dec-21-13  nummerzwei: One of the more purposeful ECO codes.
My preference is for 7. a4.
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  OhioChessFan: I really don't understand in general chess terms why it scores so poorly for Black.
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  perfidious: <OCF>: Not sure why either, actually, for objectively the QGA is by no means bad.

One exception to your statement is the subvariation (from the above diagram): 7.Qe2 b5 8.Bb3 Bb7 9.Nc3 Nbd7 10.Rd1 Qb8, as played in Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967, despite the result of that game. It surprised me to see how well Black has scored in this across the years.

From a subjective point of view, a problem with playing for a win as Black in the Classical QGA lies in the fairly commonly seen 7.dxc5, the choice of Kramnik when Kasparov(!) trotted out the QGA in their 2000 match.

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