The Queen's Indian Defense is the chess opening characterized by the moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6.

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In Queen's Indian - Classical Line, why is … Bb4+, Bd2 Be7 preferred over Be7 directly

Consider the following line [FEN ""] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb4+ (5... Be7) 6.Bd2 Be7 (6... Bxd2+) Black hardly ever plays 5... Be7 directly (I could only find one such game), but ...
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Battling the London System

I seem to have fairly good success against the London system and the Colle using the Queen's Indian defense. Has there been any games at the Senior master level where the Queen's Indian has been used? ...
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Playing the Queen's Indian. Which kind of players?

In general, the Queen's Indian is not much seen at top lever when arising from the ECO move order: [FEN ""] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 However, many games transpose from the Nimzo-Indian ...
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Is 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 b6 a QID even though White hasn't played d4 yet? What would you recommend me against it?

I first thought that starting with 1. Nf3 would avoid the QID. But after thinking about it, this is only true if White plays 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 The move 3. Nc3 seems really cool since this ...
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Queen's Indian Defense question that has me stumped

After the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 if White plays 3.Nf3, Black often plays the Queen's Indian Defense with 3...b6. But if White plays 3.Nc3, then Black rarely plays 3...b6. [FEN ""] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 ...
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What are the main ideas and goals in the Queen's Indian Defense?

There's no real surprise when it comes to the strategy for the King's Indian Defence: storm white's king side, maybe sac a few things, and mate (ideally). But what does a practitioner of the QID hope ...