Queen’s Indian Defense

Queen’s Indian Defense



The Queen Indian defense is very compatible defense against (d4 c4 and with 3Nf3 ). Black plays very easy setup against it. It starts with (Nf6 e6 and b6) Black will play according to white’s plan.

What is white’s plan against Queen Indian Defense?

White has to complete his king’s side pieces and castling, then white will think of playing e4 to achieve big pawn center. black will stop e4 by playing d5 and then white will develop his queen’s bishop on b2 and then white will see how to play his game.

White also can play with g3 fianchetoing his bishop and after castling to play e4.

What is black’s plan in Queen Indian Defense?

Have you heard that black’s queen bishop is problem in many queen’s defense against d4? Black solves this problem by playing b6 and fianchetos his bishop or bishop to a6 hitting the c4 pawn. Black must need to stop e4, black can stop by playing d5 timely or playing Ne4 . Once black stops e4 black has no problem to his development.

Games in Queen Indian Defense

Here are some example games which illustrate the ideas which has written above.


Flip the board to black side.

Check Also: ⇒ Queen’s Indian Traps

  • Jonathan R. Hammon
    07/01/2020 at 4:24 am

    In the first game I am surprised that none of the great chess minds have not seen that black Rc7 on move 27 is and was a fatal blunder, I have played this game from move 27 and almost any move other that Rc7 is either a prolonged game or a win for black. The correct move was Qf2 and no matter what white does to get out of check the game prolongs or black ends with a check mate

    • Odysseas
      03/06/2020 at 10:15 pm

      Are you suggesting that that black should play 27. … Qxf2? And what are you doing after 28. Kxf2…

  • Jonathan R. Hammon
    07/01/2020 at 4:45 am

    If black ops out of the move I suggested then the next best move is Ke8 because if white moves Qh8+ Then black move Kxd7 The white queen is left exposed and white is now down a rook if white does not move the queen to safety and ops to take the rook on c8 we have a queen exchange something that white had avoided earlier.

    • Odysseas
      03/06/2020 at 10:18 pm

      But after 27. … Ke8 white can just play 28. Rfd1 and protect his Rook. And now white is threatening 29. Qg8+ and 30. Qf7#. I think you have either mixed up the notation or you are looking at a different game

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