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  1. 04 Aug '06 02:53
    I've been looking through TWIC for about the last month trying to find Nimzo-Indian/Bogo-Indian games. However, when I searched I noticed that most players are opting to play 3.g3. Can anybody tell me why this is?
  2. 04 Aug '06 03:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    I've been looking through TWIC for about the last month trying to find Nimzo-Indian/Bogo-Indian games. However, when I searched I noticed that most players are opting to play 3.g3. Can anybody tell me why this is?
    Are you talking about:

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3?

    I can't rememeber what the reason was behind 3.g3. It's in my notes somewhere. I got the notes from a Roman DVD.

    It had something to do with the h1-a8 diagonal.
  3. 04 Aug '06 03:43
    Originally posted by RahimK
    Are you talking about:

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3?

    I can't rememeber what the reason was behind 3.g3. It's in my notes somewhere. I got the notes from a Roman DVD.

    It had something to do with the h1-a8 diagonal.
    Before you start making sarcastic comments maybe reasing the question more carefully would help. Since you can't seem to understand it here it is again: Why are people play 3.g3 over 3.Nc3 or 3.Nf3?
  4. 04 Aug '06 03:46
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Before you start making sarcastic comments maybe reasing the question more carefully would help. Since you can't seem to understand it here it is again: Why are people play 3.g3 over 3.Nc3 or 3.Nf3?
    I know what you are asking. I'm just asking is that the move order.

    And I can't remember why there are playing 3.g3 over the other moves. It's in my notes but it had something to do with the diagonal.
  5. 04 Aug '06 04:18
    Originally posted by RahimK
    I know what you are asking. I'm just asking is that the move order.

    And I can't remember why there are playing 3.g3 over the other moves. It's in my notes but it had something to do with the diagonal.
    Yes, of course that is the move order. And if that was your question then why is there a stupid sarcastic comment in your post?
  6. 04 Aug '06 14:15
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    I've been looking through TWIC for about the last month trying to find Nimzo-Indian/Bogo-Indian games. However, when I searched I noticed that most players are opting to play 3.g3. Can anybody tell me why this is?
    3.g3 makes it a Catalan Opening I think. Try looking at that.
  7. 04 Aug '06 15:14
    Yes,it makes it the Catalan.They play g3 to avoid the nimzo.
  8. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    04 Aug '06 15:15
    yup, that's the catalan, and it's pretty good too, dunno the whole logic behind it but I've played it a few times.
  9. 04 Aug '06 15:26
    I played it in a correspondence game I just started and MY reasoning was: I wanted to try out the 4-P’s Attack against the K-Indian, but when my opponent played 2…e6, I didn’t want to play against the Nimzo. Maybe this is the first time in my life I thought like a grandmaster?! (Except for the 4-P’s Attack thing)
  10. 04 Aug '06 15:46
    Originally posted by Gorgar
    Yes,it makes it the Catalan.They play g3 to avoid the nimzo.
    Interesting fact about the Catalan opening: it was created 'on demand'. In 1929, the organisers of a chess tournament in Catalunia, Spain, asked Tartakower to create a dedicated opening variation. He did and came up with this Catalan opening. Not the most frequently opening played, but most top GM's have played it from time to time.
  11. 04 Aug '06 16:00
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Yes, of course that is the move order. And if that was your question then why is there a stupid sarcastic comment in your post?
    What sarcastic comment?

    I'm just trying to help here.
  12. 04 Aug '06 16:44
    Now, now, boys...no need to start getting snotty...be nice to each other.
  13. 04 Aug '06 16:45
    Originally posted by masscat
    Now, now, boys...no need to start getting snotty...be nice to each other.
    I'm trying to help him and he getting upset at me for some reason. I'm still not quite sure why?
  14. 04 Aug '06 16:48
    Didn't notice any sarcastic comment myself.
  15. 04 Aug '06 19:04
    Originally posted by RahimK
    Are you talking about:

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3?

    I can't rememeber what the reason was behind 3.g3. It's in my notes somewhere. I got the notes from a Roman DVD.

    It had something to do with the h1-a8 diagonal.
    There was no hint of sarcasm in that post.