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Queen's Indian (E14)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 b6 4 e3

Number of games in database: 1971
Years covered: 1878 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 32.2%
   Black wins 25.9%
   Draws 42.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Vladimir Malaniuk  51 games
Lajos Portisch  31 games
Tigran V Petrosian  20 games
Anatoly Karpov  13 games
Wolfgang Unzicker  12 games
Lev Polugaevsky  12 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Keres vs Spassky, 1955
Portisch vs de Firmian, 1990
Petrosian vs Karpov, 1973
Spassky vs Tal, 1979
E Dizdarevic vs Miles, 1985
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2001
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 page 1 of 79; games 1-25 of 1,971  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Mason vs Blackburne ½-½781878ParisE14 Queen's Indian
2. Zukertort vs Blackburne 0-15418812nd DSB Congress, BerlinE14 Queen's Indian
3. W Wayte vs Owen 0-1491881Counties Chess AssociationE14 Queen's Indian
4. Mackenzie vs Blackburne 1-0271883LondonE14 Queen's Indian
5. J Mason vs Taubenhaus 1-05218854th DSB Congress, HamburgE14 Queen's Indian
6. O C Mueller vs Gunsberg  0-1411890ManchesterE14 Queen's Indian
7. Steinitz vs Gunsberg ½-½391891Steinitz - Gunsberg World Championship MatchE14 Queen's Indian
8. A Hakansson vs Nimzowitsch ½-½2319211st Match Nimzowitsch - HakanssonE14 Queen's Indian
9. Tartakower vs Saemisch 1-0231922Teplitz-SchönauE14 Queen's Indian
10. G Padulli vs C Kuehne  0-1321922ITA-SUIE14 Queen's Indian
11. Koltanowski vs D Reca  0-1291924Paris Unofficial OlympiadE14 Queen's Indian
12. Kmoch vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-0481926SemmeringE14 Queen's Indian
13. A Vajda vs G Nagy 0-1151926Budapest 1st FIDE MastersE14 Queen's Indian
14. P Bodenstein vs Winkler  1-04419275th Brandenburg Congress (winners gp)E14 Queen's Indian
15. Rubinstein vs E Tholfsen 0-1201928Simul, 24bE14 Queen's Indian
16. Kmoch vs Gruenfeld  ½-½231928Trebitsch MemorialE14 Queen's Indian
17. Menchik vs Gruenfeld ½-½1111929KarlsbadE14 Queen's Indian
18. Marshall vs H Mattison  ½-½241929KarlsbadE14 Queen's Indian
19. H Mattison vs Colle 1-0311929KarlsbadE14 Queen's Indian
20. Menchik vs W Winter  ½-½371930ScarboroughE14 Queen's Indian
21. Menchik vs Gruenfeld  ½-½171930ScarboroughE14 Queen's Indian
22. K Treybal vs A Gromer  1-0651930Hamburg OlympiadE14 Queen's Indian
23. Ahues vs I Pleci  ½-½311930LiegeE14 Queen's Indian
24. G A Thomas vs Marshall 1-0231930LiegeE14 Queen's Indian
25. N Mannheimer vs Colle 0-1451930FrankfurtE14 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-03-10  rapidcitychess: Isn't 4.e3 just a waiting move? Seems useless to me.


Sep-03-10  nummerzwei: <rapidcitychess: Isn't 4.e3 just a waiting move?>

Since White generally follows up with 5.Bd3 and 6.0-0, the answer is no.

Sep-03-10  rapidcitychess: Yes, I see that as in the Rubinstein of the NI, but there are better ways to accomplish that isn't there?


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