Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. c4/2...e6/3. Nc3

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)
Moves: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3

Indian Defence edit

3. Nc3 edit

With 3.Nc3, White develops a piece and continues to fight for the center of the board. On c3, the knight controls the important d5 and e4 squares. Black can choose from four main continuations. One of the main continuations is Bb4, which activates the dark squared bishop and pins the white knight. This is known as the Nimzo-Indian Defense.

Theory table edit

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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3

Nimzo-Indian Defence ...
Queen's Gambit Declined
by transposition
Modern Benoni Defence ...
Queen's Indian Defence ...
Black Knights Tango
by transposition

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