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Best Indian Defences


  • 15 months ago · Quote · #1

    GreenLeaf14

    What do you consider to be the best Indian Defence against 1.d4 and why do ou think so?(Please refer if possible to the pros and cons they have.)

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #2

    deepmac

    kings indian is not the best but kings indian is 1 of main openings like grunfeld or... im big fun of kings indian as best of this line is d4 nf6 c4 e6 nf3 b6 is the main line so far... but agian notes that kings indian is not the best 

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #3

    ThrillerFan

    The Dzindzi Indian is the best Indian Defense.

    Pros - Pawn Structure, Simplicity, Scores 57% for Black in databases

    Cons - Dark Squares

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #4

    jphillips

    The Dzindzi Indian is good, but I stopped using it because I didn't want to get stuck playing pirc/modern defense.



  • 15 months ago · Quote · #5

    AssauIt

    It would be very difficult to argue against the Nimzo/Queens/Bogo indians being the soundest.

    Dzindzi looks interesting.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #6

    moonnie

    The Dzindzi Indian becomes a lot less fun when white decides to sac a pawn with 6. e4. I would rate the position than as better for white.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #7

    Roma123smoke

    it look weak to castle on both sides, tho (black).

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #8

    Ambassador_Spock

    In the 1920's, 1.d4 Nf6 was considered an irregular opening.  Then Tartakower read an old German journal in which there was a game played in 1875 by two Brahmans which began 1.d4 Nf6.  Thereafter he jokingly referred to this as the "Indian Defense".  This is a group for players who are interested in learning and playing the White and Black sides of the hypermodern Indian defenses to 1.d4.  Our group repetoire includes 9 distinct openings: Benko Gambit, Benoni Defense, Bogo-Indian Defense, Budapest Gambit, Grünfeld Defense, Indian Game, King's Indian Defense, Nimzo-Indian Defense, and Queen's Indian Defense.  All our Team Matches, Tournaments, and Vote Chess games are based on these openings.  We currently have a 300 membership maximum.  Please apply if you:

    • play any of these openings
    • are interested in joining Team Matches or Tournaments or Vote Chess
    • wish to contribute in some way to our group
    • already belong to less than 50 groups.

     

    Click the Indians mascot to apply.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #9

    Ambassador_Spock

    "Opening Of The Month" Schedule and Activities 2014

    January (Light) - Queen's Indian Defense [1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6]

    February (Neutral) - Indian Game [1.d4 Nf6]*

    March (Dark) - Gruenfeld Defense [1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5]

    April (Light) - Nimzo-Indian Defense [1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4]

    May (Neutral) - Indian Game [1.d4 Nf6]*

    June (Dark) - Benoni Defense [1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5]

    July (Light) - Bogo-Indian Defense [1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+]

    August (Neutral) - Indian Game [1.d4 Nf6]*

    September (Dark) - Benko Gambit [1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5]

    October (Light) - Budapest Gambit [1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5]

    November (Neutral) - Indian Game [1.d4 Nf6]*

    December (Dark) - King's Indian Defense [1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3]

    *The default starting postion for "Neutral" months will be [1.d4 Nf6], the Indian Game. However, in the "News" item where the "Opening Of The Month" is announced, members can discuss and vote for a different preset starting position for the Tournaments.


     

    Each "Opening Of The Month" will feature these activities in the same Indian Defense:

    1. Vote Chess
    2. Team Matches
    3. Tournaments
    4. Forums

    1) There will be 2 Vote Chess games per month.  We will play 1 game as White and 1 as Black. Vote Chess games will start at the beginning of the month as soon as the opposing group accepts the challenge.

    2) There will be 4 Team Matches in 4 rating groups: u1400, 1400-1600, 1600-1800, and 1800+. Team Match rosters will remain open for the ENTIRE month in question. Rosters will be locked at the end of the month.

    3) Depending on the number of entries, Tournaments will be held in groups of 2 (pair) to 4 (Quads). These Tournaments will be in-house, unrated, and by invitation only. Interested members can post in the "News" item where the "Opening of the Month" is announced. Simply stating something like "I'm in" will suffice to receive an invitation. The Tournament invitations will be sent at end of the "Opening Of The Month".

    4) Forums will be created to analzye the opening, post instructive material, give comments on things learned in the game, discuss future varatiatons to be played, how great it is to be a part of our group, etc. Smile

    An Indian participating in all the activities for the month would play a total of 10 games ( 2 V/C + 2 TM + 6 Quad = 10 games).

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #10

    AndyClifton

    scalping

    horseriding

    saying, "You stole our land, you big buncha jerks!"

    waiting for Armageddon

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #11

    GreenLeaf14

    HectorPerez wrote:

    In the 1920's, 1.d4 Nf6 was considered an irregular opening.  Then Tartakower read an old German journal in which there was a game played in 1875 by two Brahmans which began 1.d4 Nf6.  Thereafter he jokingly referred to this as the "Indian Defense".  This is a group for players who are interested in learning and playing the White and Black sides of the hypermodern Indian defenses to 1.d4.  Our group repetoire includes 9 distinct openings: Benko Gambit, Benoni Defense, Bogo-Indian Defense, Budapest Gambit, Grünfeld Defense, Indian Game, King's Indian Defense, Nimzo-Indian Defense, and Queen's Indian Defense.  All our Team Matches, Tournaments, and Vote Chess games are based on these openings.  We currently have a 300 membership maximum.  Please apply if you:

    play any of these openings
    are interested in joining Team Matches or Tournaments or Vote Chess
    wish to contribute in some way to our group
    already belong to less than 50 groups.

     

    Click the Indians mascot to apply.

    what is the Indian Game(i am not familiar with this name...)?

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #12

    Ambassador_Spock

    It just refers to the starting position 1.d4 Nf6.  [link]

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #13

    Scottrf

    When you see a HectorPerez post, you know the thread will be many months old.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #14

    Ambassador_Spock

    Yes. Guilty as charged.


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