Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...g6

Queen's Pawn: Modern
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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Queen's Pawn: ModernEdit

1...g6Edit

As with many of Black's off-beat 1st move alternatives, this move does not hold independent status as it usually transposes into other mainstream openings. It's quite a good move but usually the mainline is part of another opening. White may transpose into the Pirc or Modern defence by playing 2. e4, so black must enjoy playing these defences or should shy from this move.

White's options are many. Here are the 2 most popular:

  • 2. e4 - Pirc(Robatsch) or Modern transposition
  • 2. c4 - Heading for various queen's pawn games (e.g. KID, OID, QGD)

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Theory tableEdit

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

1. d4 g6

2 3 4 5
Pirc Defence e4
...
See 1. e4 g6 2. d4 =
c4
Bg7
Nc3
d6
Nf3
Nd7
g3
e5
Bg2
Ne7
=
Beefeater defence ...
...
...
c5
d5
Bxc3+
bxc3
f5

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Queen's Pawn Modern Nf3




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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.

External linksEdit

Last modified on 2 September 2009, at 23:33