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Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. c4/2...g6/3. Nc3/3...Bg7/4. 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

4. Nf3Edit

This Knight development is solid but leaves the options open for Black to either play The King's Indian or the Grunfeld Defence. If Black wishes to play the Grunfeld then responding immediately with d5 is required as white next move is likely to be 5. e4 which prevents d5 from being played.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Nf3

4 5 6 7
King's Indian Defence Nf3
d6
e4
O-O
Be2
e5
O-O
Nc6
King's Indian Defence ...
O-O
e4
d6
Be2
e5
O-O
Nc6
Grunfeld Defence ...
d5
cxd5
Nxd5
e4
Nxc3
bxc3
e5

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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.

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