80/20 Tactics Multiplier #13
The Queen's Indian Defense – IM Hans Niemann
16-year-old prodigy IM Hans Niemann presents this 9-hour course on the Queen’s Indian Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6!), one of the most flexible and dynamic ways of meeting 1.d4.
Right from the start, Black directs play, developing the bishop to either b7 or a6 – each giving White a different set of problems.
As well as being perfectly sound positionally, the Queen’s Indian is full of tricks and traps which can wrap up the points for Black early on. Even 2600-rated GMs have lost in under 20 moves to some of these!
In this course, IM Niemann shows you nearly 40 winning tactical ideas taken from real games in the Queen’s Indian, showing you how they came about and what makes them work.
Once you have mastered the tactical side, Hans reveals the advanced positional themes by analyzing the games of QID experts Richard Rapport and David Navara.
The final section shows you how to prepare and learn openings using chess software – an essential skill for all serious players.