One of the fundamental variations of 1d4 is the queens gambit white immediately strikes at blacks central pawn from the side although the c4 pawn is not guarded this is not a real gambit since white can always get the pawn back if he wants pros fights to conquer the center puts immediate pressure. Black may answer the queens gambit by accepting the gambit although black does not usually keep the extra pawn the point is to create free piece play by clearing out the center pros leads to freedom for many of blacks pieces opens the long diagonal gives the possibility of a counter attack on. Queens gambit the queens gambit is probably the most popular gambit and although most gambits are said to be unsound against perfect play the queens gambit is said to be the exception
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