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Queen's Pawn Game (E00)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6

Number of games in database: 4274
Years covered: 1855 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 35.1%
   Black wins 25.5%
   Draws 39.4%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Gennady Sosonko  59 games
V Tukmakov  47 games
Petr Haba  45 games
Nigel Short  35 games
Michael Adams  26 games
Keith Arkell  26 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006
Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2010
Udris vs Tal, 1953
Aronian vs Topalov, 2008
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2011
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 page 1 of 171; games 1-25 of 4,274  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Cochrane vs Mohishunder  1-0411855CalcuttaE00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. C Salvioli vs Luigi Crosara 1-0181883ITA-chE00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Zukertort vs J Noa 0-1451887FrankfurtE00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Pillsbury vs H Wolf 1-0361902Monte CarloE00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Marshall vs S R Barrett  1-0231906Simul, 20bE00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. E Cummings vs G Brown  1-0341908NSW chE00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. E Delmar vs S T Sharp  ½-½54190821st NYSCA ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Rubinstein vs Janowski 1-0451911San SebastianE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Euwe vs J Davidson 0-1361921The HagueE00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Rubinstein vs S Takacs 1-0241922International TournamentE00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. J A Seitz vs J Blake  0-1381922Major OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Janowski vs Ed. Lasker  1-0621922New York CCIE00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Bogoljubov vs Opocensky  1-0421922Bad PistyanE00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Reti vs P F Johner 1-0291922Bad PistyanE00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. H Wagner vs W Schlage  1-030192222. DSB KongressE00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Rubinstein vs S Takacs 1-0241922ViennaE00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Y Vilner vs B Verlinsky  1-0231925USSR ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. B Rivlin vs Botvinnik 0-1331925RussiaE00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. G Reid vs G A Thomas  0-1191926Scarborough-AE00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. A C Sacconi vs J Davidson  1-0601926LivornoE00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Alekhine vs V Kahn  1-0361926Scarborough Premier (A)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. G Nagy vs Maroczy 0-1441928DebrecenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. L Cortez vs E Steiner  0-1611928OlympiadE00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Pinkus vs Kashdan 1-0361928Manhattan CC ChE00 Queen's Pawn Game
25. S Landau vs Colle  ½-½311928matchE00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-04-03  Whitehat1963: Such an old opening, yet seems to be gradually gaining in popularity.
Apr-17-04  ruylopez900: <chessgames.com> Two things. The diagram above has 3.g6 that the move list does not.

Also I believe this is the Catalan Opening, however it may not be defined as such yet, I'm not sure but I do believe the Catalan arises from that diagrammed position.

Apr-20-04  PaulKeres: My plan when I play these moves, is to continue with 3...c5 as Black. I don't believe there is an ECO with this 3rd move for Black, is there? If there isn't is this because it is not such a good move? I don't want to get to heavily into theory, but also don't want to play weak moves. Unfortunately the main lines enevitably seem to be the best, so <is 3...c5 a reasonable move? >
Apr-20-04  AgentRgent: PaulKeres: Opening Explorer gives 31.3% White 40.5% Draw and 28.2% Black after 3...c5. Those numbers really are respectable, and, according to this database at least, 3...c5 is actually Best!
Apr-21-04  PaulKeres: Thanks <AgentRgent>. That is very reasuring indeed, I shall continue with 3...c5 then, until I have my own evidence not to (if I do)
Jul-23-04  PaulKeres: <chessgames.com>, I think ruylopez900 is right. I thought E00 was the Neo-Catalan, and had to involve 3. g3, and that there in fact is no ECO for <1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6> exactly. However there is another site which quotes <1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6> as EOO, namely http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~amos/...

Why is it there seems to be a disrepency? Which is right?

May-22-05  Backward Development: <d<i<a<g<r<a<m<?<?<?>?>?>?>?>?>?>?>?>?> sorry, I just like the cool color effects. ;-)
Feb-27-06  Eliskases: I would like to refer to the position after the following moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.a3?! Now, here my hopes of playing the Nimzo\Bogo Indian were shattered, even the attempt to play a sort of Queen's Indian would face some difficulties, due to the aggravating 3.a3?!. So, am I forced to get into the QGD lines with 3...d5, or even Benoni lines with 3...c5 (which I prefer to avoid), or is there a way to refute White's irritating 3rd move?
Feb-27-06  Mating Net: <Eliskases> 3.a3 in the given line is hardly challenging. While it does prevent the Nimzo Indian, Black can just drive on with a Queen's Indian setup. Black has to push his c & d pawns at the right time. He should be no worse than equal after the opening.

Check out Benito Aragoneses,Miguel Angel vs Je Nunez, 2001 for some possibilities.

Feb-27-06  gus inn: interesting questions <Eliskases>. 1.3a3 doesnt belong in the Benoni as <Mating Net> has referred to.Check out yourself. 2.An idea.Why dont you allow 3.Nc3-Bb4.4.Nf3 the almost forgotten Kasparovvariation (idea: to play p.g3 and Bg2 and healthy and" out of the books") just an idea - many have forgotten about it.
Jul-11-06  niemzo: Mating Net is right. This opening shouldn't worry anybody. I played against it recently and my position out of the opening was very good, even though i had never seen it before. b6 Bb7 is the main idea for black in my opinion, putting pressure on the e4 square.
Sep-28-07  pawnofdoom: Amazing how Topalov appears three times in the notable games section, playing black each time
Sep-28-07  MaxxLange: I thought "Queen's Pawn Game" usually means the systems where White plays d4 but not c4
Feb-23-09  WhiteRook48: I thought the Queen's Pawn Game was just 1. d4 d5
Apr-01-10  rapidcitychess: <mating net> That is not too good. The QID is practically refuted by the Petrosian. And a3 is the Petrosian. Playing the Benoni is exellent. In a sharp position he has wasted a tempo. 3.. d5 is also good. But only play the Tartakower. The Ortho-QGD will allow him to transpose. 3.. c5 is the best way to punish him.

Rapidcitychess

Sep-16-11  Bengambit: The move 3....c5 has good opening possibilities for black's Queen side. I kind of like it myself..........
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