Tricks And Traps In The Opening: QID

Tricks And Traps In The Opening: QID


A couple of weeks ago when browsing through the live tournaments I bumped into this short game played by a former teammate of mine.

The Queens Indian Defense has a reputation of very solid opening, especially from White's perspective.

Still miniatures are possible and one should be very careful not to violate the opening principles. In particular- to try and hide his/her king as quick as possible:

Let's have a look again at the critical moment after 12.b4-b5:

Short and cute game which reminds us once again about the basic rules we should never violate in chess!