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

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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)
Moves: 1. d4 g6

Queen's Pawn Opening: Modern Defence[edit | edit source]

1...g6[edit | edit source]

The Modern Defence is a solid response to white's 1.d4, black gives up the centre in exchange for slower development on the kingside, white's most common reply is 2.e4 and black usually responds with 3.bg7 attacking the pawn and aiming at d4 square, however with 1.g6, the Modern Defence is an offbeat response.

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 table[edit | edit source]

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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
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Beefeater defence ...
...
...
c5
d5
Bxc3+
bxc3
f5

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Queen's Pawn Modern Nf3




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