Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. Nc3

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Queen's Pawn Game
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 Game[edit]

This move is not played as much, at least on the master level, since the knight blocks the c-pawn from pressuring the center. Black usually responds with 2...Nf6, but a number of other moves are safe.

Theory table[edit]

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

1. d4 d5 2. Nc3

2 3 4 5
...
Nc6
Bf4
Bf5
e3
e6
Bb5
Bb4
=
...
Bf5
Bf4
Nc6
e3
e6
g4
Bg6
=
...
Nf6
Bf4
Bf5
e3
e6
Bb5+
Nbd7
+=

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