Queen’s Indian Defense

 by National Life Master Loal Davis The Queen’s Indian Defense has often been thought of as a “poor cousin” of the Nimzo-Indian Defense.  Black doesn’t always get to pin that Knight on c3 and if Black isn’t going to fall back into a regular Queen’s Gambit, then the Queen’s Indian… Continue reading

Reuben Fine vs Botvinnik

  Reuben Fine Mikhail Botvinnik In the first round of the famous A.V.R.O. Tournament of 1938, Reuben Fine of the United States demolished the future (and several times) World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik.  It’s hard to find a game (most likely impossible) where Botvinnik was ever strategically outplayed within the first… Continue reading