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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: 224
Years covered: 1927 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 37.9%
   Black wins 31.2%
   Draws 30.8%

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 224  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. 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. Saemisch vs Eliskases  0-1291938Bad HarzburgE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
7. Alekhine vs G Wheatcroft 1-0251938PlymouthE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
8. Panov vs Lisitsin 0-1271939Trade UnionsE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
9. Eliskases vs O'Kelly  ½-½381939StuttgartE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
10. Z Kleinstein vs P Frydman  1-0461939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
11. Z Kleinstein vs E Reed Valenzuela  0-1461939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
12. F J Prokop vs Saemisch  1-0251942Duras 60 memE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
13. M Dietze vs Alekhine 0-1461943PragueE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
14. J L Sheets vs A A Murray ½-½251952Washington State ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
15. Bisguier vs Larry Evans  ½-½311954Rosenwald 1954/55E13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
16. V Mikenas vs Lisitsin 1-0271955USSR ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
17. Spassky vs Smyslov ½-½161955USSR ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
18. Chukaev vs Kholmov  0-1301955LTU-ch playoff matchE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
19. Stahlberg vs Golombek  1-0331956Alekhine MemorialE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
20. Gurgenidze vs Keres 0-1381957USSR ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
21. S Basjuni vs G Mititelu  ½-½411957Sofia ZonalE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
22. V Olexa vs J Florian  0-1511960CSR-chE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
23. B Malich vs A Matanovic  ½-½191960Leipzig Olympiad Final-AE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
24. R H Steinmeyer vs Harlan Evans  1-0291961crE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
25. Bisguier vs J van der Pol  1-0361961Utrecht PAME13 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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