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

Queen's Pawn Opening
 a b c d e f g h 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)
Moves: 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6
ECO code: D03-D05

# Queen's Pawn Opening

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. Also 3. Bf4 can be played, leading into the London System.

## Theory table

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
=