Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. Nf3

Indian Defence
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Indian DefenceEdit

2. Nf3Edit

White develops a piece to its ideal square and keeps his options open. This move also is important for controlling the center.

This position is also often reached via the move order 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3

2
...
e6
=
...
g6
=
...
c5
=
...
d6
=
...
b6
=
...
d5
=
...
b5
=

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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
Last modified on 2 September 2009, at 23:08