Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. Nf3

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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 | edit source]

2. Nf3[edit | edit source]

White develops a piece to its ideal square and keeps his options open. This move also is important for controlling the center.

This position is also often reached via the move order 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4

Theory table[edit | edit source]

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

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3

2
...
e6
=
...
g6
=
...
c5
=
...
d6
=
...
b6
=
...
d5
=
...
b5
=

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References[edit | edit source]

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