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The Complete Bogo-Indian Defense

253 pages, paperback, Elk and Ruby, 1. edition 2020

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International Master Maxim Chetverik’s book covers the Bogo-Indian Defense which is normally arrived at after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+. This book additionally covers Catalan-Bogo hybrids, in particular, the Bogo response to the Catalan Opening with 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 Bb4+. Maxim is a big expert in this opening, having played it in 76 official games as of the publication date, and one of his full games as well as several fragments from his play are included in this volume.

While this solid opening remains part of the repertoire of top-level players, it is also interesting for club players to study and adopt. Its strategic ideas are easier to absorb than those of the Queen’s Indian Defense, and black will not be required to learn as much theory as in the QID. Sharp variations are rare, and tactics play very much a subordinate role to strategy. The key focus is pawn structures, with most pawns remaining on the board in generally closed positions. Yet black retains the ability to vary the pawn and piece setup to suit his taste.

114 deeply annotated games are grouped into 20 chapters with Maxim’s carefully considered recommendations. Many of the featured games and fragments are played by world champions and supergrandmasters, including Carlsen, Kasparov, Alekhine, Anand, Kramnik, Smyslov, Korchnoi, Caruana, Short, Gelfand, Topalov, Shankland, Nakamura, Judit Polgar, Ivanchuk, Yusupov, Ding Liren, Giri, Aronian, Svidler, Hou Yifan, Timman, and many others. Many of the games are drawn from the very recent past and are not covered in previous books on the Bogo-Indian. Indeed, a large number of games from 2018-2019 are included, hence this work, which is full of Maxim’s original analysis, covers the latest theory as of the publication date.This book is essential reading for both black and white in the Bogo-Indian Defense.

More Information
Weight 440 g
Manufacturer Elk and Ruby
Width 15,6 cm
Height 23,4 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2020
Author Maxim Chetverik
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-5-6041769-7-9
Pages 253
Binding paperback

005 Historical Introduction

018 PART I. System with 3.g3 Bb4+

018 Introduction

019 Chapter 1. 4.Nd2 variation

026 Chapter 2. 4.Bd2 variation

039 PART II. System with 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Nbd2

039 Introduction

040 Chapter 3. Miscellaneous black replies

051 Chapter 4. 4 ... d5 variation

065 Chapter 5. 4 ... 0-0 variation

099 Chapter 6. 4 ... b6 variation

116 PART III. System with 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2

116 Introduction

117 Chapter 7. 4 ... Bxd2+ 5.Nbxd2 variation

123 Chapter 8. 4 ... Bxd2+ 5.Qxd2 variation

134 Chapter 9. Various after 4 ... c5

139 Chapter 10. Various after 4 ... c5 5.Bxb4 cxb4

147 Chapter 11. 4 ... c5 5.Bxb4 cxb4 6.g3 variation

162 Chapter 12. Various after 4 ... a5

172 Chapter 13. 4 ... a5 5.g3 d6 variation

181 Chapter 14. 4 ... a5 5.g3 d5 variation

188 Chapter 15. 4 ... a5 5.g3 b6 variation

197 Chapter 16. Various after 4 ... Qe7

212 Chapter 17. Various after 4 ... Qe7 5.g3

221 Chapter 18. 4 ... Qe7 5.g3 b6 variation

228 Chapter 19. 4 ... Qe7 5.g3 Nc6 6.Bg2 variation

237 Chapter 20. 4 ... Qe7 5.g3 Nc6 6.Nc3 variation

250 Conclusions

251 Players’ index