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

Number of games in database: 1818
Years covered: 1898 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 32.2%
   Black wins 34.2%
   Draws 33.6%

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Edgar Colle  18 games
Carlos Guimard  12 games
Petar Trifunovic  12 games
Alexander Alekhine  29 games
Harry Golombek  24 games
Savielly Tartakower  17 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
Bogoljubov vs Botvinnik, 1936
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 page 1 of 73; games 1-25 of 1,818  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Schiffers vs Chigorin 0-184189811th DSB Congress, 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. A Speijer vs Euwe  ½-½421921AmsterdamA47 Queen's Indian
12. Saemisch vs C Ahues 1-027192121. DSB KongressA47 Queen's Indian
13. O Zander vs C Ahues  ½-½35192121. DSB KongressA47 Queen's Indian
14. V Nenarokov vs N Grigoriev 1-0241921Moscow m2A47 Queen's Indian
15. J Lokvenc vs A Mandler  1-0321921Vienna-BA47 Queen's Indian
16. S Vainshtein vs I Rabinovich  0-1391921National tournamentA47 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. Kostic vs Alekhine ½-½691921BudapestA47 Queen's Indian
21. E Steiner vs Euwe 1-0311921BudapestA47 Queen's Indian
22. Gruenfeld vs Saemisch  ½-½321921BudapestA47 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  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 nor

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

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.
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  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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