Board Position
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! Board Position
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.
Begin or Clear or Groups or see move: 1 d4 d5 2 c4 dxc4
3 Nf3 Nf6 4 e3 e6 5 Bxc4 (to Clas.V:) c5 6 0-0 a6 7 Qe2 Nc6 8 Rd1 b5 9 Bb3 c4 10 Bc2 Nb4 11 Nc3...