How to Play the Amazon Attack Opening
- 1. d4 d5: The game starts with a pawn advance by the white king’s pawn two squares forward (d4), followed by a mirrored move by the black (d5). This establishes a solid central structure and fights for control of the center of the board.
- 2. Qd3: White’s second move is to develop their queen early to d3. This is an unusual move, as it is generally recommended to develop knights and bishops before the queen. This move aims to pressure the pawn on d5 and prepare for a possible king’s side attack.
Variations of the Amazon Attack Opening
Variation 1: Black Advance with e5
In this variation, black decides to challenge the center immediately with 2… e5. It is an attempt to take advantage of the premature development of the white queen and gain space in the center.
Variation 2: Black Knight Development to Nf6
Black can choose to develop their knight to Nf6, putting more pressure on the d4 pawn and preparing for a more positional game.
Variation 3: Slav Defense with c6
A solid option for black is to play c6, preparing for the Slav Defense. This reinforces the d5 pawn and maintains a flexible pawn structure.