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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This article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves. Bd2 is the most common line; the bishop on b4 is now threatened and Black needs to decide what to do about it. Structure of the database The main position arises after the moves: Black tries several options here: Bd3 but finally comes to the conclusion that the strongest move is 8. A sharper alternative is After the moves 6. Also, are there any games with it?

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. This opening is not as popular as the Queen’s Indian, but is seen occasionally at all levels.

The opening is named after Efim Bogoljubovwho was the first really strong player that employed this opening on a regular basis back in 20’s and 30’s years of the previous century. It is interesting to see what he said about this move. This opening gives rise to the Monticelli Trap. Nc3 and after They each have a slightly negative score. See something that violates our rules? When you carefully study the database you can try to solve the test positions! More from GM thamizhan.


This move was tried several times by Magnus Carlsen and definitely deserves serious attention.

This would be my choice as well if I was defemce regular Nimzo player. Bd2 intending to trade off the bishop for the knight or chasing the Black’s bishop away later on. The line is described in the Gambit Guide as “ambitious”.

The chess variations of the Bogo Indian Defence are solid but also dynamic enough to give winning opportunities. He just needs to simplify the position after the central break c6-c5 and keep waiting for the opponent to commit any errors or sign the truce.

Tartakower vs V Vukovic. According to this database, early in his career he won six straight on the black side, then drew two. In the following analysis you can find the details, but it is obvious that White is doing very well in this line.

I assume you also play the Nimzo and the Bogo is more thematically similar to to Nimzo than the QID, and can even transposed into it. The main position arises after the moves: Nc3 to control e4 and planning to play 4. No personal attacks against other members.

We finally reach an absolute main line of Bogo — Indian defence with 4. Krause Germany 1. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


So, Black gave a check as early as on move three. Nbd2 – is an option, where White aims to push black’s bishop by a2-a3 and, either forcing the bishop to retreat, or to swap bishop for a knight, which would yield White a pair of bishops.

Bogo-Indian Defence

Can anyone tell me what’s wrong with this or why it’s worse than Burgess’ line in NCO? 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 Bbogo Indian instead. The Wikibook Chess Opening Theory has a page on the topic of: It’s true that often White’s advantage will be marginal. I think I may have found an improvement on a line in NCO and was wondering if any good players could help me with it.

Qc2 Rfc8 followed by d7-d5 or c7-c5according to circumstances.

Bogo-Indian Defence – Wikipedia

White has not played the usual 3. Here the author followed the old game Kramnik — Topalov and offers a few improvements. Defencr is the starting position of the Bogo-Indian defense. A reliable drawing weapon? Nc3 Closed 9. Be7 is a solid setup for black.