What you have in your hands is the natural continuation of Volume 1, where we examined some "minor" openings after 1.d4 d5 2.c4, as well as a couple of less popular variations of the Accepted Queen Gambit. This second volume comprises all the main lines of the QGA established after our recommended 3.e4 with the intention of giving you a complete picture of this topical opening while helping you build a repertoire based on aggressive ideas. Objectively speaking, it is very difficult for White to find an advantage in the case of the absolute main lines 3...Cf6 and 3...e5, but we believe we have done our duty. We examined multiple interesting variations with the help of engines while applying our human understanding to select those lines that would be most unpleasant to the blacks. In addition, we try to give them as many alternatives as possible so that they do not become "victims" of a limited repertoire.
In the end, a chess game can be a draw, but the author's duty is to provide you with several ideas with which you can confront your opponent to deprive him of that same draw. We believe our work has achieved this goal. Let us emphasize the view that you should not strive to remember all the material included, as that is not practical. What we suggest you do is memorize the recurring patterns and try to understand why they appear so often. Also, try to detect differences between similar patterns, as that is the essence of good theoretical knowledge that will improve your arsenal. This knowledge is essential if you want to master the classic game after 1.d4.
We wish you a creative study in QGA with white, as it is the most natural reaction after 1.d4 d5 2.c4. If you work hard you will get better results and the saying "hard training, easy game" will be vindicated. But remember that the "you win something, you boards" strategy should definitely be part of your modus operandi in this opening, since we're talking about one of the best systems against 1.d4 and one that has been studied thoroughly by several generations of chess players. This classical system will never be refuted by many books that are written. That's why we take the winning approach knowing that we'll also have draws.