Originally posted by plopzillaAfter 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3, white avoids the Nimzo-Indian but after...
thinking of playing the nimzo otb and maybe some experienced nimzo players can tell me..
If white tries to avoid it with 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 do you still play B4+ or go for d5, c6 Nbd7, Bd6 type plan instead. (I suppose after Nf3 is there any point in e6 even?!)
Originally posted by Paul LeggettI seem to play a fair few Bogo-Indian defence as white,
After 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3, white avoids the Nimzo-Indian but after...
3. ... b6 he faces the Queen's Indian Defense, the sister defense to the Nimzo-Indian, or
3. ... Bb4+, when he faces the Bogo-Indian Defense, the step-sister to the Nimzo-Indian, or
3. ... c5, the Modern Benoni Defense, a cousin to the King's Indian Defense, or
3. .. ...[text shortened]... approach it is really more a question of style/taste/preference than anything else, I think.
Originally posted by nimzo5Some lines of the Queen's Indian are tough to win with black as well (the classical variation with g3, for example). And white gets to choose. Frankly, I think if you are playing for a win as black against strong players, you're better off avoiding both the Bogo and Queen's Indian.
...The Queen's Indian tends to be more complex but that could backfire on you if you aren't strategically a strong player (or well prepared).
Originally posted by kbear1kI really don't like the QID any better than the Bogo (especially in CC where the QID is struggling.) but it more complex and a sub master should have more chances to show their chess strength than in the Bogo where White has a pretty straightforward game.
It is true that the Bogo and Queens Indian can be tough to win with - especially in correspondence type chess. However, I've had good luck OTB with both even against 2200+ players.