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Re: Do you think Queen's Indian is out of fashion? Why
Reply #2 - 12/14/12 at 12:50:26
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The shift I've noticed is from QID to QGD. Anand's success with Lasker's defence against Topalov in 2010 seemed to be the catalyst. Then all the SGM's began playing it and it's trickled down the ladder since. I think the reason is it's simply easier to equalise with the QGD than the QID atm.
  
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Re: Do you think Queen's Indian is out of fashion? Why
Reply #1 - 12/14/12 at 12:50:04
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Well Adams played Nimzo Indian at London chess classic so he would probely have played QID if he would have met Nf3 instead of Nc3.

Slavs and semislavs has been very popular for several years so this is nothing new.
  
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Do you think Queen's Indian is out of fashion? Why
12/14/12 at 12:16:51
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I remember Karpov. M. Adams and Korchnoi made a living playing the QID. But now everyone is playing slav or semislav. I know it can be fashion but now even M. Adams quit playing the QID. Perhaps they kwnow something is going wrong with that defense? What do you think?
  
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