Login
€0.00

Semi-Closed Games

If Black does not reply symmetrically to 1.d4 by moving his own d-pawn, what arise are the Semi-closed Openings. These comprise for a large part the Indian Openings – the first move is 1...Nf6, which first of all prevents e2-e4. There are, however, some alternatives. The best-known of these is the Dutch Defence – 1...f5. Over and above all that, Black also temporarily sidestep the struggle for the centre with moves such as 1...e6 and 1...g6.

Sublines:

Published by ChessBase

Meet the Nimzo-Indian with 4.Qc2
Meet the Nimzo-Indian with 4.Qc2
by Rustam Kasimdzhanov
€29.90
Never too late for the Nimzo-Indian
€29.90
Winning against King's Indian - With the main line
Winning against King's Indian - With the main line
In the classical system of the King’s Indian White develops naturally and refrains from chasing ghosts looking for a refutation of Black’s set-up. White instead relies on the fact that natural play should yield him a small but lasting advantage.
by Mihail Marin
€29.90
Winning against the Grünfeld
Winning against the Grünfeld
The Grünfeld is a highly dynamic opening in which Black’s position often seems to hang together by a single thread; and yet, this apparently precarious equilibrium appears to be enough to make it entirely viable - up to the highest level.
by Mihail Marin
€29.90
Attacking with the Benko Gambit
Attacking with the Benko Gambit
Don’t give 1.d4 players an easy ride - sacrifice a pawn with 3.b5 for a lasting initiative. GM Ramirez shows you clear ideas for play in every variation.
by Alejandro Ramirez
€27.90
The Benko Gambit with g3
The Benko Gambit with g3
by Henrik Danielsen
€9.90
Fighting against the King's Indian
€9.90
My best games in the Grünfeld
€29.99
My best games in the Nimzo-Indian
€32.90
My best games in the King’s Indian
€32.90
Queen‘s Indian Defence - The easy way
€26.99