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Play the Queen's Indian Defence

320 pages, paperback, Chess Stars, 1. edition 2018.

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The Queen's Indian Defence has the reputation of a very reliable system for Black. Although his chances of obtaining sharp double-edged positions are restricted, good knowledge of piece set-ups and different plans should offer Black chances of seizing the initiative even in calm variations.

The opening monographs on the QID, as a rule, focus on the move order 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6. What is Black supposed to do if the opponent wishes to avoid the QID and begins the game with the moves 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4, or 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3?. How should Black deploy his pieces and what should he aim for in the middlegame? The book of the grandmaster from Saint Petersburg and chess-coach Evgeniy Solozhenkin answers these questions!


Language English
Author Solozhenkin, Evgeniy
Publisher Chess Stars
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 420 g
Width 14.5 cm
Height 21.5 cm
Pages 320
ISBN-13 978-6197188219
Year of Publication 2018
Binding paperback


006 Preface

Part 1. Deviation from the Main Road

007 1 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 b6 (w/o 3.d4)

029 2 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 (w/o 3.c4) 3.a3; 3.Nc3; 3.Nbd2; 3.c3

048 3 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 b6

060 4 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bf4 b6

069 5 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 h6

080 6 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 b5


Part 2. Miles, Averbakh & Botvinnik Variations

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6

105 7 4.Bf4 Bb7

116 8 4.e3 Bb7

147 9 4.Nc3 Bb4 w/o 5.Bg5

187 10 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 h6

Part 3. The Petrosian System 4.a3 Bb7

199 11 Rare; 5.Nc3 d5 w/o 6.cxd5

215 12 5.Nc3 d5 Nxd5 7.g3; 7.Bg5; 7.e4; 7.Nxd5; 7.Qa4+; 7.Bd2

225 13 5.Nc3 d5 Nxd5 7.e3 g6

238 14 5.Nc3 d5 Nxd5 7.Qc2 Nxc3

Part 4. The Nimzowitsch Variation 4.g3 Ba6

249 15 5.e3; 5.Bg2; 5.Qb3

258 16 5.Qa4 Bb7

275 17 5.Nbd2 Bb7

283 18 5.Qc2 c5

296 19 5.b3 Bb4+

316 Index of Variations


Play the Queen's Indian Defence