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

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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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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:

Theory table[edit]

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

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3

3
Nimzo-Indian Defence ...
Bb4
=
Queen's Gambit Declined
by transposion
...
d5
Modern Benoni Defence ...
c5
=
Queen's Indian Defence ...
b6
=
Black Knights Tango
by transposition
...
Nc6
+=

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