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

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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)

rnbqkbnr/ppp1pppp/8/3p4/3P4/5N2/PPP1PPPP/RNBQKB1R

A flexible developing move. While this move usually leads to a Queen's Gambit, it is also used to go into a Colle System--a solid line that prepares e2-e4 earlier and can be more aggressive than the usual lines.

Black can develop a number of ways though 2...Nf6 is most common.

Theory table[edit]

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

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3

2
Queen's Pawn Game Nf3
Nf6
= to 1...Nf6 2. Nf3 d5
Queen's Pawn Game ...
e6
c4
Nf6
Queen's Gambit Declined Slav ...
c6
c4
 
=
Queen's Pawn Game ...
c5
c4
 
=
...
f5

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References[edit]

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