Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. c4/2...e6/3. Nf3/3...b6

Queen's 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)

rnbqkb1r/p1pp1ppp/1p2pn2/8/2PP4/5N2/PP2PPPP/RNBQKB1R

Moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6
ECO code: E12-E19
Parent: Indian Defence

Queen's Indian DefenceEdit

The Queen's Indian Defence is a popular and fairly modern opening whereby black quickly develops his queenside bishop, either by fianchettoing it on b7 to contest the long diagonal, or on a6 to put pressure on white's c-pawn.

It has been employed regularly by a number of top players including former world champion like Anatoly Karpov and Viswanathan Anand.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6

4 5 6
Petrosian Variation a3
Ba6
Qc2
Bb7
Nc3
c5
=
Romanishin Variation g3
Ba6
b3
Bb4+
Bd2
Be7
=
Nc3
Bb7
Bg5
h6
Bh4
Bb4
e3
Bb7
Bd3
Be7
O-O
O-O
=
Miles Variation Bf4
Bb7
e3
Bb4+
Nfd2
O-O
=

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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.
Last modified on 9 December 2013, at 07:59