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Another line against the Nimzo (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4) is 4.f3 which is a straight-forward attempt at playing e4.
...does not exist.
Unless he changed his first name recently, that is.
You are correct:
i believe f3 variation is good even if we end up with double pawn :)
Anand played f3 against Carlsen and got a good game. He lost but that's another story...
I gave up 1d4 Nf6 2 c4 because of the Nimzo...and I'm not prepared to play the insipid Nf3 stuff. I wondered years ago why many players would start 1c4 and transpose into QGD type positions. Gradually I learnt why.
The Nimzo is to 1d4 what the Sicilian is to 1e4. After 1d4 Nf6 2c4 e6, anything other than 3Nc3 should be called the "Anti-Nimzo" .
Because your opponents know just how important the battle for the e4 square is.
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