The Bogo-Indian Defense – named for Efim Bogoljubow – develops the kingside quickly and seeks to fight for central squares in a less-direct manner, not using. E11 – Bogo-Indian defence: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+. Search the chess games database, download games, view frequent practitioners and browse the. Finally, we reached the main line in Bogo-Indian defense. After 12 fxe6 0 we are reaching one of the most important tabiyas in Bogo – Indian defence.

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Mackenzie vs J Noa. Black could have equalized pretty easily with So, e3 appears to be the most suitable square”. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language. This is the starting position of the Bogo-Indian defense. Black has 3 options here: This also makes room for the queen at e7.

All in all, You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. This move was tried several times by Magnus Carlsen and definitely deserves serious attention.


Nf3 is sometimes played instead to avoid the Nimzo Indian. Bd2 It appears after the move 6…Bxc3 7. Nov 4, Become a member at Chess. Bg2 is transposing to Catalanso the author offers 6.

A Pokorny vs Lasker. What I like about the line 4. He even managed to hold his own against some insian the chess greats like Karpov, Spassky etc. Rxc3 we reached a first crossroad for Black — the knight can go to b8 and d8.

However, I strongly believe that when your opening is based on a good positional ground, it’s easier, at least from practical point of view, to handle the position in the middlegame as well.

Bogo Indian Defense – Chess Variations

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E11: Bogo-Indian defence

Nc3, threatening to set up a big pawn centre with 4. Basically black’s system is pretty solid and his ideas are simple.

Views Read Edit View history. This would be my choice as well if I was a regular Nimzo player.

Bogo Indian Defence by GM Magesh and GM Arun –

It is interesting to see what he said about this move. This idea was employed extensively by Ulf Andersson in the late 80’s. The Wikibook Chess Opening Theory has a page on the topic of: Black can also simply retreat the bishop playing Against everyone else, he is about even, I think that is excellent for a so-called drawing master playing the black pieces.


Nbd2 is that the knight is passively placed and somehow obstructing the natural development of other white pieces. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Dfence Policy.

White keeps better chances due to his space advantage. Ulf Andersson played the Bogo-Indian Defence as black almost one hundred times in this database I found a obgo duplicated games. I’m thinking of playing the Bogo along with similar Nimzo lines such as the Zurich, but I’m wondering if it’s worth going to all that effort if I can just play the Old Indian instead.

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