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Trends QGA 2012 3.e4 Nc6(D20)

Here is a recent game in the 3.e4 Nc6 Queen’s Gambit Accepted played by Rodshtein in the Biel Masters 2012.


The theme is the overextended queenside.

Rodshtein,M (2642) – Raetsky,A (2449)
QGA 3.e4 Nc6[D20]
45th BielMasters Open BielSUI (11), 03.08.2012

Position 1
Black seems to be making some progress on the queenside. The a3 pawn is weak and has been fixed and targeted. Now the light squares(b3) look loose and ready for occupation. How should white respond?

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