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The Old Indian Defense is a chess opening starting with the moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6. In difference to the Kings Indian Defense, black doesn't fianchetto the dark squared bishop early in the game.

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Meeting d4-d6 from White's perspective

How do you meet d4-d6 when your opponent doesn’t play the Old Indian, and the setup is d6-Nbd7-e5, which is Pirc territory? [fen ""] 1. d4 d6 2. null Nd7 3. null e5 When this happens, can I play ...
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King's Indian move order

Isn't 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 (Old Indian Defense) a more flexible move-order than 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 (King's Indian Defense)? I don't see why any Black player who wants to play the King's Indian would ...
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Old Indian defense variation: 1. d4 d6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 : how should White respond?

I had the following game which transposed to an Old Indian defense position: 1. d4 d6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 But then Black did not follow with the main line: 3 ... e5 (see wikipedia article) but rather ...
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Willingly giving up castling rights in the opening?

[fen ""] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 e5 I've seen the Ukrainian/Old Indian Defence played in several GM games before 1970, and was wondering what black gained from willingly giving up castling rights ...
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