[December 13, 2017] Updated Opening Line by GM Aleksandar Kovačević:
Queen’s Indian Defense, Nimzowitsch Variation with 5. Nbd2

[Line 222 : 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Nbd2]

Line 222 covers 5. Nbd2, which is probably the most quiet way for White to meet the Nimzowitsch Variation of the Queen’s Indian Defense. Though the arising positions should not pose real problems for Black, they lead to complex strategical battle, which is probably a reasonable choice if you are trying to avoid theoretical discussions.

Besides the main 5… d5, continuations like 5… Bb4, 5… Bb7 and 5… c5 should also give Black equal chances.

[Diagram: White to Move] Ki. Georgiev – B. Kurajica, Sarajevo 2001. White has deployed both his knights to very promising outposts, so it’s time for active operations. How should White make the best use of his knights’ placement?

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