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Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line (E13)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 b6 4 Nc3 Bb7 5 Bg5 h6 6 Bh4 Bb4

Number of games in database: 249
Years covered: 1927 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 37.8%
   Black wins 30.1%
   Draws 32.1%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Etienne Bacrot  5 games
Vadim Malakhatko  5 games
Lela Javakhishvili  4 games
Andrei Sokolov  4 games
Klaus Bischoff  3 games
Joel Benjamin  3 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
N Pert vs S Crockart, 2007
Timman vs Sax, 1988
Stahlberg vs Golombek, 1956
Azmaiparashvili vs Khalifman, 1986
C Crouch vs Harikrishna, 2001
R Zysk vs A Huss, 1987
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 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 249  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Asztalos vs B Rasmusson  ½-½311927London OlympiadE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
2. Saemisch vs K Helling 0-1461930Berlin GERE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
3. P Ipata vs J M Cristia  0-1421931Buenos AiresE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
4. Spielmann vs J van den Bosch  1-0401936MatchE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
5. Flohr vs Botvinnik ½-½441936MoscowE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
6. Botvinnik vs Lisitsin  ½-½38193811th USSR Championship SemifinalE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
7. Saemisch vs Eliskases  0-1291938Bad HarzburgE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
8. Alekhine vs G Wheatcroft 1-0251938PlymouthE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
9. Panov vs Lisitsin 0-1271939Trade UnionsE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
10. Eliskases vs O'Kelly  ½-½381939StuttgartE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
11. Z Kleinstein vs P Frydman  1-0461939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
12. Z Kleinstein vs E Reed Valenzuela  0-1461939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
13. F J Prokop vs Saemisch  1-0251942Duras 60 memE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
14. M Dietze vs Alekhine 0-1461943PragueE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
15. J L Sheets vs A A Murray ½-½251952Washington State ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
16. Bisguier vs Evans  ½-½311954Rosenwald 1954/55E13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
17. Spassky vs Smyslov ½-½161955USSR ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
18. V Mikenas vs Lisitsin 1-0271955USSR ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
19. Chukaev vs Kholmov  0-1301955LTU-ch playoff matchE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
20. Stahlberg vs Golombek  1-0331956Alekhine MemorialE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
21. Gurgenidze vs Keres 0-1381957USSR ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
22. S Basjuni vs G Mititelu  ½-½411957Sofia ZonalE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
23. V Olexa vs J Florian  0-1511960Czechoslovak ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
24. Malich vs A Matanovic  ½-½191960Leipzig Olympiad Final-AE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
25. R H Steinmeyer vs Harlan Evans  1-0291961corrE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-07-04  tacticsjokerxxx: games: 289

White wins 28.7%
Black wins 31.8%

Nov-10-04  themindset: yeah, well, this variation is essentially a queen's indian and a nimzo indian (leningrad variation) all rolled into one, with the best aspects of both working for the black side...

4.a3 (some people call it the kasparov variation) is now standard, to avoid such lines where it is very difficult for white to establish any kind of advantage.

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