||One of several alternatives to the Orthodox Defence against the
Queen's Gambit (qv.) Accepting the gambit
(as move 2wb, left)
is quite playable by Black, but not with the idea
of keeping the pawn advantage!
Acceptance enables White to play P-K4 controlling the centre
at some time in the
future, while Black places increasing pressure on White's light bishop
(move 7wb, right), hoping to
attain control of the queen's side of the board.|
The variation can lead to a level game where White has command of the
centre (ready to thrust forward with P-Q5) and Black has
some compensation in the possession of two bishops.