Letter #34 - 2005
Date: 10/12/2005 09:39:21 PM MDT
Can you tell me where the term "Indian" comes from, in the Indian openings?
The name comes from the slow development common in India at the time, which only allowed a minor piece to advance a single cell, when the Europeans had adopted the
“paso doble” (double step) option on the first move of a minor piece.
These defenses usually employ a Bishop fianchetto and slow development. From the Indian
games openings, the King's Indian defense is one of the most popular Chess
Being relatively easy to play, this opening is based on solid principles of development and counter attack and at the same time, the complexity of the positions which arise, create spectacular combinations and attacks.
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