Bogo Indian Defense
Opening Repertoire: Nimzo and Bogo Indian
While The Nimzo and Bogo Indian offers plenty of concrete analysis there is also a great deal of explanatory prose, which should make it accessible to a wide range of players from to Qc2 and 4. I found his analysis to be comprehensive, well sourced and well explained Christof Sielecki is an International Master from Germany and a regular competitor in the super-strong German Bundesliga. He has produced over instructional chess videos for his YouTube channel and also produces a regular video series for the Internet Chess Club.
Christof Sielecki is an International Master and professional chess coach from Germany. As a player he has competed in the first leagues of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, where he managed to win the National Team Championships with his team from Voeren- daal in In Germany he plays on the top board for his hometown club of Dinslaken, and in recent years he has helped the team to gain promotion from the 7th division to the 2nd division. His greatest success as an individual player was winning the Open Tourna- ment of Latschach , ahead of several Grandmasters and International Masters. He is a regular producer of instructional chess videos and a live commentator of top- level events for online chess platforms like the Internet Chess Club and Chess
The Nimzo-Indian has always enjoyed a reputation as a dynamic, reliable defense against 1 d4 and continues to be as popular as ever at all levels. When White avoids the Nimzo-Indian with 3 Nf3 or 3 g3, however, Black needs to find another solution. Sielecki solves this perennial problem by also offering a repertoire with the Bogo-Indian Defense. In both the Nimzo and the Bogo-Indian, Sielecki focuses on lines in which Black adopts a dark-square strategy. This creates a system-type approach which links the variations to a common theme, making the repertoire much easier to learn and understand.