Wayward Queen Attack
The Wayward Queen Attack (also known as the Parham Attack, Danvers Attack, Patzer Opening, Queen, Kiddy, or Queen's Excursion) is a chess opening characterized by the moves:
1. e4 e5
2. Qh5
Bernard Parham, the first master-level player known to have advocated this line, also advocates early development of the queen in other positions, as in his favored line as White against the Sicilian Defence, 1.e4 c5 2.Qh5?!
The Wayward Queen Attack violates a conventional opening principle by developing the queen too early, subjecting it to attack (although it is relatively safe after retreating to f3). Nonetheless, the opening causes Black some problems. Left to his own devices, Black would probably develop with ...Nf6, ...Bc5, and ...Nc6. The Wayward Queen Attack hinders this by forcing Black (unless he wants to sacrifice a pawn) to first defend the e-pawn (usually with 2...Nc6), then after 3.Bc4 to either play 3...g6 (virtually committing Black to fianchettoing his king bishop), 3...Qe7 (blocking the bishop), or 3...Qf6 (taking away the knight's best square). In 2005, the Dutch grandmaster Hans Ree called 2.Qh5 "a provocative but quite sensible move. White's presumptuous early queen development hopes to make black suffer from psychological indifference in a similar fashion to the Scandinavian defense. If black becomes careless in simply warding off the queen, he often fails to develop his pieces and likely runs into early trouble. Black is forced to play into White's hands, whether he likes it or not. Thus, even if black plays well, he may be unable to truly understand white's motives."[dead link]
As with the similar Napoleon Opening (2.Qf3?!), White hopes for the Scholar's Mate, e.g. 2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6?? 4.Qxf7#. In both cases, Black can easily avoid the trap, but 2.Qf3 does not pose the impediments to natural development of Black's pieces that 2.Qh5 does. Incidentally, Black's worst possible response to 2.Qh5 is 2...Ke7?? 3.Qxe5#. (This line ties with a few others for the fastest possible checkmate by White.)

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The Wayward Queen Attack (also known as the Parham Attack, Danvers Attack, Patzer Opening, Queen, Kiddy, or Queen's Excursion) is a chess opening ...
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Book Openings Home; »; King Pawn Game: Wayward Queen Attack ... this opening on me so much but since I know not to attack the queen they end up losing.
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King Pawn Game Wayward Queen Attack - Chess Opening
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opening - How good is 1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nf6? - Chess Stack Exchange
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Tartajubow On Chess II: Nakamura Attack
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