TWIC 1251 Queen’s, Bogo and Nimzo-Indian Defences

Selected games

Here is a larger selection of games than usual.

Game 1

Cori-Wang

Queen’s Indian

SPICE Cup Open 2018 rd1

After 34..Rc6(Diagram)

White has the d-file but is not getting very far with the queenside majority

What do you recommend for White?

After 34..Rc6

Game 2

Cori-Lenderman

Nimzo-Indian

SPICE Cup Open 2018 rd9

After 24..Bb8(Diagram)

White is pressing the queenside pawns but the b,c-pawns seem adequately protected

What do you recommend for White?

After 24..Bb8

Game 3

Gupta-Vidit

Nimzo-Indian

chess.com IoM Masters rd5

After 25..Qd7(Diagram)

Black has just offered a queen trade

What do you recommend for White? Try for the squeeze in a symmetrical structure or keep the queens on for some middlegame chances?

After 25..Qd7

Game 4

Vidit-Praggnanandhaa

Bogo-Catalan

chess.com IoM Masters rd4

After 23..h6(Diagram)

White has the bishop pair and the better structure but Black has secured the isolated e-pawn nicely

What do you recommend for White?

After 23..h6

Game 5

Gelfand-Seul

Bogo-Indian

chess.com IoM Masters rd9

After 21..g5(Diagram)

White has more space and is trying to make progress on the kingside. The Be1 is passive and perhaps wants more to do

What do you recommend for White?

After 21..g5

Game 6

Moroni-Livaic

Queen’s Indian

World Youth Open U18 2018

After 37..Nf3(Diagram)

White has the cleaner structure but Black has defensive resources. Possibly ..Rc2 is coming or maybe using the b-pawns to create some confusion.

What do you recommend for White?

After 37..Nf3

Game 7

Plat-Navara

Nimzo-Indian

TCh-POL Ekstraliga 2018 rd8

After 17.Be1(Diagram)

White clearly wants to attack on the kingside

What do you recommend for Black?

After 17.Be1

Game 8

Dziuba-Olszewski

Queen’s Indian

TCh-POL Ekstraliga 2018 rd9

After 55..Kf8(Diagram)

White has the more active pieces and has the Kf8 trapped on the 8th rank

What do you recommend for White?

After 55..Kf8

Game 9

Kravtsiv-Kosten

Nimzo-Indian

16th Cap D’Agde Open 2018 rd4

After 14..bxc4(Diagram)

Both sides have yet to complete their development

What do you recommend for White?

After 14..bxc4

Game 10

Lenderman-Wang

Nimzo-Indian

SPICE Cup Open 2018 rd5

After 37..Nh7(Diagram)

White is up an exchange for a pawn while the Nh7 is passive. There is a big hole on d6 for the knight to jump into or may something can come from the c-file

What do you recommend for White?

After 37..Nh7

Game 11

Howell-Jumabayev

Nimzo-Indian

chess.com IoM Masters rd5

After 26.Rc6(Diagram)

White is trying to press for something in this unbalanced RRB-RRN ending

What do you recommend for Black?

After 26.Rc6

Game 12

Vishnu-Short

Nimzo-Indian

chess.com IoM Masters rd9

After 22..Nb7(Diagram)

White has a nice pawn centre and the bishops while Black has erected a dark square blockade with ..Nd6 coming if allowed

What do you recommend for White?

After 22..Nb7
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