“Beth Harmon: You think I’m a prima donna, don’t you?
Harry Beltik: It’s chess. We’re all prima donnas”
The Queen’s Gambit series
Queen’s Gambit Declined (QGD) is arguably more popular these days. Still this should not stop you from looking into the Queen’s Gambit Accepted (QGA), especially at the club level. The positions that arise allow for active piece play and are tactical in nature. Of course Black does not hold onto the c4-pawn grab. The best thing to do is develop quickly and attack White’s center relentlessly. If you are a “d4” player, sooner or later you will need to look into the QGA.
There are a few different ways to play as White. One of them is to create a pawn center and do your best to hold onto it. If Black is not playing aggressive enough, you can build up solid support for your center and then start attacking with it. This is the central variation and I have picked two illustrative games that can be your starting point in analysing the QGA.
You will see the opening moves being identical in both games below. Black’s game is as aggressive as it should be. That catches the White king in the center and the perpetual cannot be avoided. Sometimes it is all you need to succeed. I could not find any refutation of this line.