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Gunderam Defense

Gunderam Defense
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Moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qe7
Origin 1954
Named after Gerhard Gunderam
Parent King's Knight Opening

The Gunderam Defense is a rarely played chess opening starting with the moves:

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Qe7

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.

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