2016-02-24 - Update Line 114[September 26, 2017] Updated Opening Line by GM Aleksandar Kovačević:
Queen’s Pawn Game, Knights Variation – Indian Game with 3. g3

[Line 114 : 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3]

Black has several possibilities at his disposal to get comfortable positions, after White’s rather unambitious 3. g3. This line mostly covers 3… b5, which prevents White from playing early c2-c4, as well as 3… c5 that can lead to some type of an English Opening, while 3… d5 often transposes to the Catalan Defense. Another important transposition is 3… b6, which leads to Queen’s Indian Defense after 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. c4.

[Diagram: White to Move] Wang Yue – Timofeev, Ningbo (rapid) 2010. Black has a strong pawn center, but is behind in development. There’s no time to waste, so White has to pounce immediately!

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