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Queen's Indian Defense: Capablanca Variation

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  • 7 months ago

    HectorPerez

    Join our group to play this opening in a cooperative group setting. 
  • 8 months ago

    HectorPerez

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  • 18 months ago

    GuyF65

    fgu

  • 22 months ago

    dweezil28

    would this be pretty similar to a bogo indian as well? dzindzi has a video on the bogo for black, it must be a viable opening if dzindzi covers it:p

  • 5 years ago

    h777

    thesexyknight, Maybe Capablanca played a lot of games with this opening so he might have played both sides.

  • 5 years ago

    littlegoat

    CooooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllCool

  • 5 years ago

    joeysouth21

    Capablanca pioneered this defense with Black.  As usual in his play, he seeks to make favorable minor piece trades.  Once such trade may be the dark square bishop for the white b1 knight.  This allows black more control of the d5 and e4 squares.  This is also why Bd2 has given white the most success. 

     

    In Capablanca's day, opening preperation was often neglected (until the appearence of Alekhine.)  Thus, I would not give too much weight to the attachment of Capablanca's name to the opening.  I would also not give the idea too much weight since Bd2 negates one of Black's main ideas.   

     

    If black would like to play this way, it is better to wait until white plays Nc3, and only then to play Bb4.  That way black can still trade bishop for knight and obtain better central control, with the aim of closing the position against white's resulting bishop pair.

     

    See the following blunder-bound game I played last week to get a sense of such closed positions ....

     

    http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=29735003

  • 5 years ago

    contrapunctus

    well I'm guessing since it was black who play Bb4...

  • 5 years ago

    thesexyknight

    My question: Was capablanca black or white for this? Cool

  • 5 years ago

    h777

    6.Bd2 1,053
    38.56% 42.26%

     

    Bd2 looks like the best continuation here.

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