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    D00 Amazon Attack
Author
MacGyverMagic
Date
 2008-09-22 12:48
I recently came across this opening (the Amazon attack) in a 10 minute blitz game. It goes. 1. d4 d5 2. Qd3

From what I gather it usually continues 2...Nc6 3. Nc3 ...

Unfortunately, it's so uncommon a lot of databases are no use. Does anyone have any literature or theory on this opening they could share?
  
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   RE: D00 Amazon Attack
Author
ebriffoz
Date
 2014-05-06 15:00
It reminds me of the ideas inherent to the Veresov: 1. d4 d5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5 Nbd7 4. Qd3 !? The ideas of Qd3 are to support e4 and prepare long castling. I have good positions, and can recommand Nigel Davies "The Veresov" (although it seems to be out of print).
   RE: D00 Amazon Attack
Author
jeffmonkey
Date
 2008-09-26 16:20
i think with Qd3, white is supporting the advance of his pawns in the future, like e4 or maybe c4. that way he'll get a strong attack in teh center
   RE: D00 Amazon Attack
Author
MacGyverMagic
Date
 2008-09-23 15:37
Thanks for uploading that game.
   RE: D00 Amazon Attack
Author
MacGyverMagic
Date
 2008-09-23 14:58
I guess it develops the queen to a nice square. After all, it does have control over a lot of the board on those diagonals. Still don't see the advantage myself as most of the other pieces are hemmed in.
   RE: D00 Amazon Attack
Author
admin
Date
 2008-09-23 06:52
Here is the position your mention:




I found one game in Chess Assistant with the variation you mention. I was a game from 2002 between two girls U16 in Azerbajian. I have posted the game under "public games".

What is the idea behind 2. Qd3?