The Franco-Indian Defence is an unusual opening for Black against the Queen Pawn Openings. It is rarely seen at any level of chess. The opening is a cross between a French Defence (with e6) and a Bogo-Indian Defence (with Bb4+).
Diagram: Franco-Indian Defence
Transposition: Blacks first move invites White to play the French instead via 2.e4. This Franco-Indian opening occurs where White declines and plays the quieter 2.c4 instead of 2.e4.
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