[December 06, 2017] Updated Opening Line by GM Aleksandar Kovačević:
Queen’s Indian Defense, Quiet Line with 5… Bb4+

[Line 225 : 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+]

Bishop check is the main choice for Black in the Quiet Line of the Queen’s Indian Defense. After the forced 6. Bd2, neither 6… Bd2+ nor 6… c5 promise full equality to the players of Black.

Apart from the above mentioned lines, Line 225 also covers 6… Be7 7. Nc3, since 7. Bg2 belongs to Lines 226-228. With 7. Nc3 White first wants to gain control of the central squares, followed by queenside development. The main line is 7… O-O 8. Rc1 d5 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Bg2 Bb7, with mostly strategic battle ahead.

[Diagram: White to Move] V. Topalov – R. Ponomariov, Sofia 2005. White already has a very strong attack, which Topalov confidently converts to a win!

Click here to see the line in our viewer…

Comments are closed