Torre Attack

The Torre Attack is a line in the Indian Openings where White avoids “2.c4” but rather plays “2.Nf3” and “3.Bg5”. It is an “anti-Indian line” for White, since it avoids the main lines of the Queens Indian, Nimzo-Indian, or Bogo-Indian. Also avoided are the Benoni, Benko Gambit, and Blumenfeld Gambit.

Diagram: Torre Attack in Queen Pawn Openings

The Torre Attack is similar to a lot of the “Bg5 Attack” openings, such as the Trompowski. However, Black hasn’t play “d5”, so it is not closely related to the “Nc3 Attack” or the “Veresov Attack”, although it may transpose into either if Black plays d5 later.

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