Board Position
A Queen's Pawn Game is the general term for any opening where both sides commence P-Q4 (the "Close Opening") but without an early P-QB4 follow-up (ie. Queen's Gambit) by White. If there is no 1..P-Q4 reply, a QP. Opening (qv.) is usually described by the immediate defence adopted.
Queen's Pawn Games can greatly vary, but a typical positional opening as apparent by move 2wb (shown left) can lead to a Stonewall System. Although seen less often in tournaments, it is a good opening for beginners to study as both sides follow correct principles of development with equal chances resulting. The less easy Queen's Bishop Game sees White use a London System.
Yet the immediate effect of 1.P-Q4..P-Q4 is also to free both queen's bishops for development, and a group of consequent early "B-KKt5" opening attacks also exist, notably with the Trompowsky Opening and the Torre Attack.
Clear or Groups
or see move:  1 d4 d5 2 e3 Nf6 3 Bd3 c5 4 c3 Nbd7 5 f4 g6 6 Nf3 Bg7 7 0-0 0-0
1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Bf4 c5 4 e3 Nc6 5 c3 Bg4 6 Nbd2 e6 7 Qa4 Bxf3