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Queen's Indian (A47)
1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 b6

Number of games in database: 1319
Years covered: 1898 to 2021
Overall record:
   White wins 32.1%
   Black wins 33.7%
   Draws 34.3%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Edgar Colle  17 games
Carlos Enrique Guimard  10 games
Georges Koltanowski  9 games
Alexander Alekhine  29 games
Harry Golombek  20 games
Savielly Tartakower  16 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927
Torre vs B Verlinsky, 1925
J Cukierman vs Tartakower, 1930
Menchik vs Capablanca, 1931
Colle vs Capablanca, 1929
B Ider vs Yifan Hou, 2017
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 page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,319  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Schiffers vs Chigorin 0-184189811th DSB Kongress, CologneA47 Queen's Indian
2. Flamberg vs S Levitsky 1-0351914All-Russian MastersA47 Queen's Indian
3. C Jaffe vs Janowski 0-1491917Jaffe - Janowski 1917/18A47 Queen's Indian
4. C Jaffe vs Janowski  ½-½511917Jaffe - Janowski 1917/18A47 Queen's Indian
5. C Jaffe vs Janowski 0-1551917Jaffe - Janowski 1917/18A47 Queen's Indian
6. E Gruer vs S Mlotkowski  ½-½171918Off-hand GameA47 Queen's Indian
7. Marshall vs Janowski  ½-½351918Rapid Transit TournamentA47 Queen's Indian
8. N Pavlov-Pianov vs N Grigoriev  0-1741920USSR ChampionshipA47 Queen's Indian
9. N Pavlov-Pianov vs N Zubarev  1-0471920USSR ChampionshipA47 Queen's Indian
10. N Pavlov-Pianov vs B Blumenfeld 0-1311920USSR ChampionshipA47 Queen's Indian
11. Nenarokov vs N Grigoriev 1-0241921Moscow m2A47 Queen's Indian
12. Saemisch vs Ahues 1-027192121. DSB KongressA47 Queen's Indian
13. Lokvenc vs A Mandler  1-0321921Vienna-BA47 Queen's Indian
14. S Vainshtein vs I Rabinovich  0-1391921National tournamentA47 Queen's Indian
15. O Zander vs Ahues  ½-½35192121. DSB KongressA47 Queen's Indian
16. A Speijer vs Euwe  ½-½421921AmsterdamA47 Queen's Indian
17. Teichmann vs Alekhine ½-½161921Alekhine - TeichmannA47 Queen's Indian
18. A Selezniev vs Alekhine 0-1741921TribergA47 Queen's Indian
19. A Brinckmann vs Alekhine 0-1251921TribergA47 Queen's Indian
20. E Steiner vs Euwe 1-0311921BudapestA47 Queen's Indian
21. Gruenfeld vs Saemisch  ½-½321921BudapestA47 Queen's Indian
22. Kostic vs Alekhine ½-½691921BudapestA47 Queen's Indian
23. Alekhine vs A Vajda 1-0571921BudapestA47 Queen's Indian
24. A Vajda vs Z von Balla  ½-½501921BudapestA47 Queen's Indian
25. K Sterk vs Saemisch  ½-½581921BudapestA47 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-01-04  Minor Piece Activity: I didn't know that this counted as a QID too. Why does black have a higher win percentage?
Aug-16-04  themindset: my guess is that it's because white doesn't play c4.
Aug-16-04  Minor Piece Activity: Thanks themindset. Hey it's been a while since I came here! What's happened lately? :)
Aug-29-04  themindset: not much, i play too much lightning these days, i no longer have patience for real chess.
Apr-09-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron: The position after 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. c4 Bb7 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 is an opening position which has occurred before. But after 6. b3, I have not been able to find in the database of chessgames.com nor chesslab.com

After some trial games with a computer it seems to me that 6. b3 is playable for White. My latest idea in the opening.

Apr-09-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Ron> If you continue 6. 0-0 0-0, there are many games with 7. b3 instead Opening Explorer plus there are 2 games with 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Timman vs Van der Wiel, 1980 & Dzindzichashvili vs Igor Ivanov, 1993
Aug-01-05  bomb the bishop: Does this line ussually transpose to the main variation of the Queen's Indian?
Nov-01-11  tgf: What is the best line for White against the Queen's Indian.
Mar-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Opening of the Day

Queen's Indian
1.d4 ♘f6 2.♘f3 b6


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Sep-28-13  Kikoman: <Opening of the Day>

Queen's Indian
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6


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