Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. c4/2...e6/3. Nf3/3...Bb4

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Bogo-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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Bogo-Indian Defence[edit]

Black plays Bb4+ and White has to block against the check. If White plays Nc3 then it's tranposed into a Nimzo-Indian defence if instead White blocks on d2 then the resulting complications are likely to see an exchange of pieces. The positions are about equal and with pieces traded draws are not uncommon.

Theory table[edit]

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

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+

4 5 6
Bd2
Qe7
g3
Nc6
Nc3
Bxc3
+=
Nbd2
b6
a3
Bxd2+
Qxd2
O-O
=
Nimzo-Indian
Defence
Nc3
b6
Qb3
c5
a3
Ba5
=

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References[edit]

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