The Nimzo-Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves:. Other move orders, such as 1. Nc3 Nf6 3. This hypermodern opening was developed by Aron Nimzowitsch who introduced it to master-level chess in the early 20th century. Unlike most Indian openings , the Nimzo-Indian does not involve an immediate fianchetto , although Black often follows up with
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I was interested in this repertoire because a lot of great players from the past played this opening. In fact, one of the first repertoire books I read, and partly adopted, was advocating for Black in the Nimzo-Indian. However, GM Ben Finegold who has recently opened a chess club in Atlanta, Georgia, is a long-time fighter against the Nimzo-Indian and I have found many of his comments annotated games quite interesting.
They taught me what White thinks and what are White's plans. Now I'd like to see if I can play it as Black , hence the need to learn from the best! I found over 60 games played by Kasimdzhanov in the Nimzo-Indian for either colour. But what about Caruana? He has over 30 classical tournament games played in the Nimzo!
The reason is always the same, often the plans used by great players that came before can be easily used by us to dispatch our opponents today! Notice how important is to keep an eye on plans used in other players' games, when forming our own.
When it comes to chess games, copying is considered the highest form of flattery. In a sense chess is like a language: If we understand the openings, we understand the basic blocks of the language, which will allow us to better understand the rest of the game.
In November we'll be witnessing an amazing World Championship and a DVD like this one, as well as those on openings like the Ruy Lopez, can help us to better understand the games which will be played between Carlsen and Caruana. So, what does Kasimdzhanov provide? He offers a bulletproof repertoire starting from the main tabiya of the Nimzo-Indian, after the moves: 1. Nc3 Bb4. The London System with 2. Let the famouns Grandmaster from England show you how to gain a very exciting yet well founded opening game with the London System 1.
Obviously, this is not a repertoire covering other sidelines or systems White can play. Like the London after the moves 1. Nf3 e6 3. How to combat rare lines as Black. A complete repertoire for Black is set out to be used against moves such as 1. Nf3, 1. Nc3, 1. The author uses content from his own notebooks to provide a full explanation of how to proceed. I found a peculiar property of this DVD which I'd like to share. When I downloaded the product it was 3.
For those who want the entire Powerbook, including the Bogo-Indian and other sidelines, that's an option to consider as well. It is based, e. Nimzo-Indian Powerbook The lion's share is made up of the , games from the Playchess engine room. The fianchetto is powerful against many openings, and in fact one of the most successful players, Victor Bologan, made a FritzTrainer for White on playing the Catalan to help neutralize the Indian system. The Catalan: A complete repertoire for White! The Catalan is one of the most solid openings for White.
It forms part of the large and strong fianchetto family in which White builds his strategy mainly around the bishop on g2. Suffice it to say that the Catalan rules! If your goal, like mine, is to play the Nimzo-Indian, then it becomes important to also study White's options, in order to understand what we will face as Black, and eventually pay attention to Kasimdzhanov, to see if the lines he proposes do neutralize White's ideas.
Who doesn't want to play an opening where Black seems to totally overwhelm White? Where finally the centre is dominated by Black, and White's pieces are all retreating! Kasimdzhanov chose games which are masterpieces, made to lure us into the Nimzo-Indian labyrinth!
Honestly what I want from an opening is not to enter into some passive-claustrophobic position, where I have to defend for 50 moves, and from what I've seen the Nimzo-Indian is an exciting and active option. Plus it is like really getting a lesson from a GM, who is testing our understanding. Some players have told me a DVD cannot substitute for a book, but I disagree. Luckily not all the games in the database are so detailed, otherwise it would become too intense for me, an amateur.
A lifetime repertoire: Play the Nimzo Indian. This DVD provides everything you need to know to be able to play one of the most classical openings with Black, the Nimzo-Indian, arising after 1. Nearly every World Championship and top tournament features the Nimzo-Indian. I believe the real reason is our collective lack of chess culture.
Openings must be studied, and if we study enough openings it will open our minds to ideas and pattern which are common in all. With this video series, we can be exposed to those main ideas. Thanks to the games selection, and detailed annotations, we will be able to understand what happens in top games.
If we have Megabase we can select a champion from the past, and replay of his games with the Nimzo-Indian. Bf4 "Simple yet aggressive! How to combat rare lines as Black A complete repertoire for Black is set out to be used against moves such as 1.
A lifetime repertoire: Play the Nimzo Indian This DVD provides everything you need to know to be able to play one of the most classical openings with Black, the Nimzo-Indian, arising after 1.
I was interested in this repertoire because a lot of great players from the past played this opening. In fact, one of the first repertoire books I read, and partly adopted, was advocating for Black in the Nimzo-Indian. However, GM Ben Finegold who has recently opened a chess club in Atlanta, Georgia, is a long-time fighter against the Nimzo-Indian and I have found many of his comments annotated games quite interesting. They taught me what White thinks and what are White's plans.
E32: Nimzo-Indian, classical variation
Qc2 playable with chances for both sides are Whats the rush to get in Sometimes the swindles just don't work. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5.
Review: A lifetime repertoire: play the Nimzo-Indian