The original positional idea of Bogo-Indian is to exchange the black square bishops to fight against each other with d7-d6 and e6-e5 in the centre and to place the white centre pawns on white squares, namely on e4 and d5. A white bishop of white would then be slightly worse than the white bishop of black. It is therefore a question of the strategic concept of “good bishop vs. bad bishop”.
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Nimzo/Bogo Indian Defense11 by Arne
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