11866 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Our dojo welcomes all those interested in exploring the Light and Dark sides of the Nimzo-Indian Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4).
I love beating people with this opening, its so simple: close up the kingside, trade the queens, and win their c4 pawn and the game.
Why not 0-0 instead of pushing the d-pawn (at 7th move)? If white take the c-pawn, it will let them with an horrendous pawn-ruined structure (a triplet on c-file). Sure, the bishop on c8 will be difficult to develop, but it's interesting enough to take a try...as soon as possible, I'll test it!
Anyway, it's plain that black is at ease with this opening....
Ill explain it.
1. d4 Nf6 (no explanation)
2. c4 (to take control of the d5 square) e6 (dispute control of the d5 square)
3. Nc3 (to gain more control over that square) Bb4 (to possibly trade with the knight to weaken white's hold on the square, also develops a piece in the process)
4. e3 (to protect the d4 pawn, in case c5 is played) c5 (to try to trade the d4 pawn, which is part of the reason why the d5 square is wrestled over)
5. Bd3 (defends the c4 pawn and takes an open diagonal) Nc6 (black now has more attackers against the d4 pawn than white has defenders)
6. Nf6 (restores the balance on the d4 pawn) Bxc3+ (finally trades with the c3 knight and ruins white's pawn structure in the process)
7. bxc3 (really the only move) d6 (now that the bishop is traded away, there is no piece defending the c5 pawn)
White's position is now considerably cramped and black has a slightly higher chance of winning.
I am still difficult for understand this opening. I hope someone will help me to know it
I am in love with this opening
2,295 Games in Database
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!