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.