Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. Nf3/2...d5

Queen's Pawn Opening
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Moves: 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6
ECO code: D03-D05

Queen's Pawn OpeningEdit

White's main options:

  • 3. c4 - Direct transposition to Queen's Gambit.
  • 3. e3 - Often signals a move toward the Colle System, though it can still transpose back to QG.
  • 3. g3 - The fianchetto is quieter but will either transpose or tend toward a Catalan.
  • 3. Bg5 - The Torre Attack. If white's plan is to double black's pawns by exchanging the bishop for the f6 knight, this is independent. Otherwise it should transpose into typical QGD lines.

A move like 3. Nc3 is certainly not bad, but it doesn't put much pressure on black. White's c-pawn plays a key role in control of the center, and moving the knight to c3 earlier usually allows black easy equality.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5

3 4 5
Queen's Gambit c4
e6
Nc3
e6
Nf3
Be7
=
Colle System e3
-
Nf3
-
Bd3
-
=
g3
c6
Bg2
Bf5
O-O
e6
=
London System Bf4
c5
e3
e6
=
Torre Attack Bg5
Ne4
Bf4
c5
e3
Qb6
=

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ReferencesEdit

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.
  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
Last modified on 29 April 2011, at 17:55