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Queen's Pawn Openings

Advancing the Queen's Pawn on the first move is - together with his neighbour on the e-file - the most popular way to start the game of chess. By playing 1. d4 - also referred to as a Closed Game - one could say the white player is hoping for a strategical game, more than is the case with 1. e4 (Open Game). On the other hand this seems to be an rather old-fashioned statement, because the first move in the modern game of chess reveals almost nothing just yet. It's the continuation that tells us what kind of player one is and what kind of game one prefers. Nowadays lots of sharp players by nature choose to play several opening moves and systems, and 1. d4 usually doesn’t miss in their repertoire. Long story short, 1. d4 can result in several types of games. Books on specific opening systems you'll find here, (everything but 2.c4) like the Trompowsky Attack, the Hodgson Attack, the Barry Attack and the Richter-Veresov Attack. Maybe not the most common openings, but neither obscure in any way, and for sure decent surprise weapons in their own rights. On top of that, there are plenty of books and dvd's available to help you build a steady repertoire starting with 1. d4 (most of the times including 2. c4), as well as books which offer you a repertoire with black against 1. d4. Authors like Tim Sawyer, Karthik PM, Richard Pert, Timur Gareyev and Andrew Martin wrote some very instructive material on these topics. Almost all great champions of the game - maybe with the exception of Bobby Fischer - sooner or later in their career played 1. d4. And for sure all chess players have to deal with it. Enough of playing 1. e4 and ready to deal with the Queen's Pawn opening yourself? Then find a book below that's guides you through specific openings or helps you build a repertoire.



222 Opening Traps After 1.d4 (progress In Chess) - Müller, Karsten, Knaack, Rainer
2008 Edition Olms 222 Opening Traps After 1.d4 (progress In Chess)-Müller, Karsten Knaack, Rainer

Which opening you’re playing, you have to watch out for traps. Most of the time these are tactical tricks which can cost you material or lead to long-term disadvantage. Although sooner or later this happens to all of us, even occasionally on the level of Grandmasters, it’s vital not to fall for these traps too often. Even a solid start of the game is no guarantee not to get tricked, as this book will show.
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Catastrophes & Tactics In The Chess Opening - Volume 2: 1 D4 D5: Winning In 15 Moves Or Less: Chess Tactics, Brilliancies & Blunders In The Chess Opening (winning Quickly At Chess) - Hansen, Carsten
2017 Independently Catastrophes & Tactics In The Chess Opening - Volume 2: 1 D4 D5: Winning In 15 Moves Or Less: Chess Tactics, Brilliancies & Blunders In The Chess Opening (winning Quickly At Chess)-Hansen, Carsten

The title of this book is so long, it tells the whole tale. Leaving this text behind as some sort of page filling, but I’m happy to write these words anyway. This book is about opening tricks and traps after 1. d4 d5. Sooner or later this happens to every chess player: you're making one lousy move that seems directly fatal. Or - to see it from the bright sight - you will trick your opponent at one time in your career, and maybe even more often. Even in a solid start of the game (which 1. d4 d5 suggests) there many hidden traps.
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The Old Indian - Tay, Junior
2015 Everyman Chess The Old Indian-Tay, Junior

The Old Indian is sometimes called the ‘poor man’s King’s Indian’ and has (maybe due to it’s name) a rather old-fashioned reputation. In The Old Indian: Move by Move Junior Tay proves that the openings doesn’t deserve this bad reputation at all. The Old Indian usually happens after the starting moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 and black chooses to place his king’s bishop on e7, rather than on g7 like in the King’s Indian.
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Tango! A Dynamic Answer To 1d4 (everyman Chess) - Palliser, Richard
2005 Everyman Chess Tango! A Dynamic Answer To 1d4 (everyman Chess)-Palliser, Richard

The Black Knights’ Tango is an ideal opening at club level. Not so much because it has hidden traps right from the opening, but much more because you don’t have to remember tons of theory. According to Palliser black needs good general understanding and has to aim for constant activity, and then the Tango will prove it’s effectiveness. The Tango starts with the moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 Nc6. The early departure of the two knights usually comes as a surprise for the white player.
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1.d4! The Chess Bible: Mastering Queen's Pawn Structures - Juhasz, Armin
2021 Thinkers Publishing 1.d4! The Chess Bible: Mastering Queen's Pawn Structures-Juhasz, Armin

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Opening Tactics - The Budapest Gambit: 1. D4 Volume 4 - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics - The Budapest Gambit: 1. D4 Volume 4-Duke, Michael

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Opening Tactics - The Albin Counter Gambit: 1. D4 Volume 1 (1. D4 Opening Tactics) - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics - The Albin Counter Gambit: 1. D4 Volume 1 (1. D4 Opening Tactics)-Duke, Michael

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Queen Pawn 1.d4 D5: Chess Opening Games - Second Edition - Sawyer, Tim
2018 Independently Queen Pawn 1.d4 D5: Chess Opening Games - Second Edition-Sawyer, Tim

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The Fabulous Budapest Gambit: Much More Than Just A Sharp Surprise Weapon - Moskalenko, Viktor
2017 New In Chess The Fabulous Budapest Gambit: Much More Than Just A Sharp Surprise Weapon-Moskalenko, Viktor

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Main Line 1.d4 Playbook: 200 Opening Chess Positions For White (main Line Chess Playbooks) - Sawyer, Tim
2017 Independently Main Line 1.d4 Playbook: 200 Opening Chess Positions For White (main Line Chess Playbooks)-Sawyer, Tim

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Chess Games 1.d4 Series: 5 Books In 1 (sawyer Chess Games) - Sawyer, Tim
2017 Independently Chess Games 1.d4 Series: 5 Books In 1 (sawyer Chess Games)-Sawyer, Tim

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Indian Defence: Omega Gambit: 1. D4 Nf6 2. E4 - Lonsdale, Mr. David Robert, Lonsdale, Mr. David Robert
2017 Independently Indian Defence: Omega Gambit: 1. D4 Nf6 2. E4-Lonsdale, Mr. David Robert Lonsdale, Mr. David Robert

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Queen's Pawn Game: Gedult Attack: 1. D4 Nf6 2. F3 D5 3. G4 - Lonsdale, Mr. David Robert, Lonsdale, Mr. David Robert
2017 Independently Queen's Pawn Game: Gedult Attack: 1. D4 Nf6 2. F3 D5 3. G4-Lonsdale, Mr. David Robert Lonsdale, Mr. David Robert

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Queen's Pawn Game: The Czerniak Variation: 1. D4 D5 2. Nd2 - Lonsdale, David Robert
2017 Independently Queen's Pawn Game: The Czerniak Variation: 1. D4 D5 2. Nd2-Lonsdale, David Robert

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Queen's Pawn Game: Stonewall Attack System: 1. D4; 2. E3; 3. F4; And 4. C3 - Lonsdale, David Robert
2017 Independently Queen's Pawn Game: Stonewall Attack System: 1. D4; 2. E3; 3. F4; And 4. C3-Lonsdale, David Robert

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Queen's Pawn Game: The London System: 1. D4, 2. Nf3, And 3. Bf4 - Lonsdale, David Robert
2017 Independently Queen's Pawn Game: The London System: 1. D4, 2. Nf3, And 3. Bf4-Lonsdale, David Robert

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Indian Defences: 1.d4 Nf6 In Chess Openings - Sawyer, Tim
2016 Independent Indian Defences: 1.d4 Nf6 In Chess Openings-Sawyer, Tim

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Queen Pawn: 1.d4 D5 Queens Gambit And Closed Games (chess Openings) - Sawyer, Tim
2016 Independent Queen Pawn: 1.d4 D5 Queens Gambit And Closed Games (chess Openings)-Sawyer, Tim

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Blackmar-diemer Games 1: Accepted 4.f3 Exf3 (chess Bdg) (volume 1) - Sawyer, Tim
2016 Independent Blackmar-diemer Games 1: Accepted 4.f3 Exf3 (chess Bdg) (volume 1)-Sawyer, Tim

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The Pawn Queen: Learn The Basics Of Chess - Hindman, Cheryl, Hindman, Cheryl
2015 Independent The Pawn Queen: Learn The Basics Of Chess-Hindman, Cheryl Hindman, Cheryl

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The Veresov: Move By Move - Jimmy Liew
2015 Everyman Chess The Veresov: Move By Move-Jimmy Liew

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The Trompowsky Attack - Move By Move - Lakdawala, Cyrus
2014 Everyman Chess The Trompowsky Attack - Move By Move-Lakdawala, Cyrus

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Playing The Trompowsky - Pert, Richard
2013 Quality Chess Playing The Trompowsky-Pert, Richard

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Grandmaster Repertoire 11: Beating 1.d4 Sidelines - Avrukh, Boris
2013 Quality Chess Grandmaster Repertoire 11: Beating 1.d4 Sidelines-Avrukh, Boris

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Janowski-indian Defense: A Chess Works Publication - Schiller, Eric
2012 Ishi Press Janowski-indian Defense: A Chess Works Publication-Schiller, Eric

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The New Old Indian - Der Cherniaev, Alexander, Prokuronov, Eduard
2011 Everyman Chess The New Old Indian-Der Cherniaev, Alexander Prokuronov, Eduard

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The Budapest Gambit - Taylor, Timothy
2009 Everyman Chess The Budapest Gambit-Taylor, Timothy

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Dealing With D4 Deviations: Fighting The Trompowsky, Torre, Blackmar-diemer, Stonewall, Colle And Other Problem Openings (everyman Chess) - Cox, John
2005 Everyman Chess Dealing With D4 Deviations: Fighting The Trompowsky, Torre, Blackmar-diemer, Stonewall, Colle And Other Problem Openings (everyman Chess)-Cox, John

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The Veresov: Surprise Your Oponents With The Tricky 2 Nc3! - Davies, Nigel
2003 Everyman Chess The Veresov: Surprise Your Oponents With The Tricky 2 Nc3!-Davies, Nigel

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