PUNISH Wayward Queen Attacks in Chess
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Punish Wayward Queen Attacks in Chess

Punish Wayward Queen Attacks in Chess

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The Wayward Queen Attack (also known as the Danvers Opening or the Patzer Opening) is one of the most common chess tricks played at the club level, which happens after the opening moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5.

wayward queen attack chess

Of course, the main idea of White is to follow up with 3.Bc4 and checkmate you with 4.Qxf7# which is the Scholar’s Mate. Additionally, their strategy is to continue playing normal chess if Black (you) defend against the checkmate threat.

However, you should not let them get away with playing this weird, desperate attack. That’s why, I wanted to teach you the brutal way to punish this Wayward Queen Attack or early queen attack.

Below, you can find variations shown in the video:

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

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