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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: 212
Years covered: 1927 to 2018
Overall record:
   White wins 37.3%
   Black wins 30.7%
   Draws 32.1%

Popularity graph, by decade

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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
Paul Keres  3 games
Joris Brenninkmeijer  3 games
Jan Ambroz  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
E Torre vs Spassky, 1982
M Dietze vs Alekhine, 1943
Gurgenidze vs Keres, 1957
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 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 212  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Asztalos vs B Rasmusson  ½-½3119271st olm finalE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
2. Saemisch vs K Helling 0-1461930Berlin GERE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
3. Spielmann vs J van den Bosch  1-0401936MatchE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
4. Flohr vs Botvinnik ½-½441936MoscowE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
5. Botvinnik vs Lisitsin  ½-½38193811th USSR Championship SemifinalE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
6. Alekhine vs G Wheatcroft 1-0251938PlymouthE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
7. Panov vs Lisitsin 0-1271939Trade UnionsE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
8. E Eliskases vs O'Kelly  ½-½381939StuttgartE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
9. Z Kleinstein vs E Reed Valenzuela  0-1461939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
10. M Dietze vs Alekhine  0-1461943PragueE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
11. J L Sheets vs A A Murray ½-½251952Washington State ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
12. Bisguier vs Larry Evans  ½-½311954Rosenwald 1954/55E13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
13. Spassky vs Smyslov ½-½161955USSR ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
14. V Mikenas vs Lisitsin 1-0271955USSR ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
15. Stahlberg vs Golombek  1-0331956Alekhine MemorialE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
16. Gurgenidze vs Keres 0-1381957USSR ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
17. S Basjuni vs G Mititelu  ½-½411957Sofia ZonalE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
18. B Malich vs A Matanovic  ½-½191960Leipzig ol (Men) fin-AE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
19. R H Steinmeyer vs Harlan Evans  1-0291961crE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
20. K Langeweg vs C B van den Berg  0-1341962IBME13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
21. B Malich vs Keres  ½-½311962Varna ol (Men) fin-AE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
22. Pilnik vs C B van den Berg  ½-½411963HoogovensE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
23. F Baumbach vs H Liebert  0-1411963Bad LiebensteinE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
24. G Garcia vs O'Kelly  0-1581963Capablanca Memorial 2ndE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
25. L Lengyel vs J Kupper  1-0411963Enschede ZonalE13 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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