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Play the Queen's Indian (Everyman Chess) Paperback – April 1, 2009
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The Queen's Indian is a dynamic and flexible way to meet 1 d4. Using Nimzowitsch's principles, Black adopts the hypermodern plan of controlling the centre with pieces rather than the traditional idea of pawn occupation, and this approach often leads to complex and intricate positions rich in ideas both sides. Such is the high regard for the Queen's Indian that virtually all the world's top players have utilized it at one time or another.
In this book Andrew Greet presents a complete repertoire for Black in the Queen's Indian. He reveals his secrets from years of experience in the opening, offers answers for Black against all of White's tries for an advantage, and highlights the principal tactical and positional plans for both White and Black. This book tells you everything you need to know to play the Queen's Indian with confidence in your own games.
*Coverage of a popular opening
*Written by a well-known Queen's Indian expert
*Contains deep explanations and original analysis
Andrew Greet is an International Master, a former British Junior Champion, and is one of the UK's most rapidly improving players. In 2005 he scored a perfect 11/11 in the British National League, the first time any player had achieved this remarkable feat. His first book for Everyman Chess, Play the Ruy Lopez, has been widely praised for its depth and original analysis.
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EDIT: 'Chess Explained: The Queen's Indian' by Peter Wells now available on Kindle Format, I've only been through a few pages but so far it is proving better for learning the ideas of QID setup. Maybe a little 'wordy' for my tastes, but overall a better learning tool for players looking to learn this system. He provides the whole games which is a plus.
In about two weeks of reading it and playing chess against Deep Shredder 12 on daily basis with openings width set to 'tournament':
1. Both my understanding of QID and software-estimated Elo rating have substantially improved.
2. So far, I didn't run into anything that qualifies as QID and wasn't covered at least to some extent in the book.
Since Nimzo-Indian and QID are closely related and often transpose, it is particularly sweet to find a substantial coverage on the Hybrid system, a sort of 'frontier territory' between of the two openings, which is seldom covered elsewhere.
From the practical standpoint, QID is an important part of Black's repertoire if you are into Indian defenses as such. As for the 'drawish' reputation of the opening, my theory is that it may depend on a player, too. As programmers say, 'a true Fortran programmer can write a Fortran program in any programming language'.
The amount of information seems to be right to put you play this opening with a certain degree of confidence. It is expected that you have some initial ideas on Indian defenses and general principles of chess openings, some kind of a 'road map', let's say. If the review by the 'Midwest...' doesn't make you laugh hysterically, buy Watson's 'Mastering Chess Openings vol. 1-2' instead. Or just read some Wikipedia articles on the related subjects first.