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1. d4 d5

The Closed Game, also known as the Double Queen's Pawn Game, is the second most common response to 1. d4, the Queen's Pawn Game. It is characterised by the moves:

  1. d4 d5

It comprises ECO codes D00-D69.

ECO Codes[]

ECO Code D00 contains all irregular Closed Games. Specifically, it includes every response from white apart from:

  • Queen's Gambit, 2. c4 (D06-69)
  • Zukertort Variation, 2. Nf3 (D02-05)
  • Richter-Veresov Attack, 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5 (D01)

The noteworthy openings in D00 are:

  • Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (2. e5)
  • Chigorin Variation (2. Nc3)
  • Levitsky Attack (2. Bg5)
  • Stonewall Attack (2. e3 or c3)
  • Modern London System (2. Bf4)

For a list of all other ECO Codes, see List of chess openings.