Bogo-Indian – White Plays an Early Nc3 – GM Eugene Perelshteyn (iChess Club)




Bogo-IndianIn this series, GM Eugene Perelshteyn continues exploring one of his favorite openings, the Bogo-Indian.

The Bogo-Indian begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+. (See the diagram)

Black delays placing his pawns in the center in favor of developing the kingside rapidly. Although seen at all levels of chess, it’s a particularly good opening for club players because it is flexible, sound, and doesn’t require learning a lot of theory. Together with the Nimzo-Indian, this can offer a complete repertoire for Black against 1.d4.

In this exclusive iChess Club video, GM Perelshteyn takes a look at how play continues after 4.Bd2 Qe7 5.g3 Nc6 6.Nc3. GM Perelshteyn recommends trading the bishop for the knight. While at first it looks like Black is simply giving up the bishop pair advantage to White, he goes on to show how this is only temporary and how Black should proceed.

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