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The Indian Game is a chess opening that starts with the moves:

  1. d4 Nf6
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 rd b8 nd c8 bd d8 qd e8 kd f8 bd g8 h8 rd 8
7 a7 pd b7 pd c7 pd d7 pd e7 pd f7 pd g7 pd h7 pd 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 nd g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 pl e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 pl b2 pl c2 pl d2 e2 pl f2 pl g2 pl h2 pl 2
1 a1 rl b1 nl c1 bl d1 ql e1 kl f1 bl g1 nl h1 rl 1
a b c d e f g h
1. d4 Nf6

After Nf6, the most common White move is c4, grabbing more central space.

From the Indian Game, it is possible to transpose into other openings like the Queen’s Gambit.

Openings[]

Nimzo-Indian Defense[]

  1. d4 Nf6
  2. c4 e6
  3. Nc3 Bb4

Queen’s Indian Defense[]

  1. d4 Nf6
  2. c4 e6
  3. Nf3 b6

King’s Indian Defense[]

  1. d4 Nf6
  2. c4 g6
  3. Nc3 Bg7

Gruenfeld Defense[]

  1. d4 Nf6
  2. c4 g6
  3. Nc3 d5

Budapest Defense[]

  1. d4 Nf6
  2. c4 e5

Benoni Defense[]

  1. d4 Nf6
  2. c4 c5

Benko/Volga Gambit[]

  1. d4 Nf6
  2. c4 b5
  3. d5 b5


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