|Moves||1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qe7|
|Named after||Gerhard Gunderam|
|Parent||King's Knight Opening|
The Gunderam Defense is a rarely played chess opening starting with the moves:
It is named after the chess player Gerhard Gunderam. The Gunderam Defense is categorized under the ECO code C40.
Although 2...Qe7 does answer the threat against Black's e-pawn, it interferes with the development of Black's dark-square bishop. One of the ideas behind this awkward queen move is to unbalance the game by castling queenside while White will presumably castle kingside.