Gunderam Defence (C40)

The Gunderam Defence 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. 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.

C40

King's Knight Opening (includes Gunderam Defence, Greco Defence, Damiano Defence, Elephant Gambit, and Latvian Gambit)

C40 King's Knight Opening (includes Gunderam Defence, Greco Defence, Damiano Defence, Elephant Gambit, and Latvian Gambit)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3

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Study Games for C40

C40