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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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Why isn’t Black forced to prevent e4 in this Queen’s Indian Game?

Today, I played this game in which I played the Queen’s Indian Defense. This position was reached: I played Be7, which is a correct move. I wonder however, why Black isn’t forced to play Bb7 in ...
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Why is 7…Ne4 8.Bd2 such a popular line in this variation of the Queen's Indian Defence?

This is the opening I'm referring to: [fen ""] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 b6 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.O-O Be7 6.c4 O-O 7.Nc3 Ne4 8.Bd2!? The other white book moves at this point seem sensible 8.Qc2 or 8.Qd3, or even ...
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Top players move order when playing QGD?

Why is typical move order for QGD among top grandmasters 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5? Why does not black immediatelly go 1. ..d5? Also, why is QID via 3. ..b6 almost never played?
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Why does White fianchetto the light square Bishop in QID

The line for Queen's Indian Defence goes like this - [FEN ""] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 Now, the most popular choice for white in this position is g3 preparing to fianchetto its light ...
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Why do some openings have Indian in their name?

Why are a few chess openings named King's Indian Defense, Queen's Indian Defense, Nimzo-Indian defense, and so on? What is the significance of Indian in all these opening names? What's India's ...
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Books dealing with the g3 Queen's Indian

What are the best repertoire or opening books, if any, advocating the g3 variation vs the Queen's Indian for White, in terms of analysis and verbal explanations of the main plans / ideas?
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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 levels 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 ...