Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 4 : How to Setup Pawn to Queen Four Opening in a Chess Game

Let us look now at the queen’s pawn openings
and by far the most popular of those is the pawn to queen’s four. And years ago this would
typically lead into the queen’s gambit. The queen’s gambit was always much more powerful
and feared than the king’s gambit that we looked at earlier. It was the same general
concept. Black would respond pawn to queen’s bishop four in this instance if the pawn were
taken it would be blocked typically by the knight and this column would be opened up
pawn to king’s three and eventually white would regain the pawn and have a strong opening
center. So a lot of alternatives sprung up to avoid this queen’s pawn opening and the
first one of these that we’re actually going to look at is an opening response called the
king’s or called the Nimzo Indian. And the Nimzo Indian response to pawn to queen’s four
is essentially this, the knight is brought out to king’s bishop three instead of moving
the pawn on queen’s four. White now typically plays pawn to queen’s bishop four and black
typically responds pawn to king’s three. Various ways to go at this point as usual. Typical
one is to for white to bring the knight out to here, for black to move this pawn up ready
to find Cheeto the bishop or find Keeto the bishop. Remember we were talking about that
earlier. Typical white move probably pawn to king’s three also and now the bishop does
get onto the knight’s two square where it does attack the opposing knight and does have
this long diagonal and run right through the center squares. You can see how powerful it
is on that square.

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