The Queen’s Indian Defence is a well-known opening for black and has remained popular and mainstream at the top level for well over a century. It has the reputation of being solid and was used as a main weapon against 1.d4 by many strong players during the 1970s, including the ex-World Champion Anatoly Karpov. Openings like the Queen’s Indian will never be refuted and can be used throughout one’s chess career. Personally, I have had great results with the Queen’s Indian and I continue to use it often.

In this video course we’ll have a look at the Queen’s Indian after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6. We’ll explore the ins and outs of the possible White setups against this rock-solid opening. Instead of learning forcing lines, the Queen’s Indian is about plans and ideas which make it easy to remember. Let’s deep dive into what I consider to be the most solid lines, and be prepared to play The Queen’s Indian in your own games!

  • Video running time: 4 h 20 min
  • World-class analyses
  • Extra: Training with ChessBase apps – Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels
  • Including download & stream for iPad, tablet etc: can be unlocked with imprinted key

Luke Leon Mendonca (born 2006) is one of the amazing young talents from India who reached the Grandmaster title at the age of just 14 years. During the pandemic he gained 150+ Elo points and 3 GM norms. Resilience is his forte. Recently, he also crossed 2600 Elo at the age of just 17 years. His opening ideas are not just theoretical in nature, but are put to grave test in praxis against strong opposition. 

System requirements: Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows 8.1, DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 10 or 11 , DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVDROM drive and internet connection for program activation.

Rock Solid with the Queenʼs Indian Defence

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Auteur / Author: Luke Leon Mendonca
Uitgever / Publisher: Chessbase
Jaar / Year: 2024
Type: DVD / USB / Download
Datum verwacht / Expected: 2-3 dagen
Status: Download direct beschikbaar