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headshot !! xD
Very good video for black! Always a pleasure to listen to GM Dzindzi!
@FMgauranga -- Just wanted to thow my two cents in about this line:
I completely agree with Dzindzi that this line is mediocre. That said, I actually don't completely agree with Dzindzi's interpretation of how to approach the line (only because I think there are several other ways for black to achieve a good position). Sometimes, I think Roman puts a lot of *emphasis and energy* behind his opinion to stress his points -- which makes him a good teacher in my opinion-- BUT that can make it sound like he thinks this move is losing by force or something, which it obviously is not. But it isn't good either...
Though I don't want to go into too much detail about the variations and specifics of what *my line/approach is* -- I will say that I think Roman's variations are pretty good for black too. For the record, statistics showing 4.f3 "scoring the best" are misleading (there are many examples of this kind of thing in many main line openings). Real work in the line shows that after its *en vogue* period in the late 90's and early 2000's (Shirov liked it a lot and won some nice games), this move has only been used as a surprise weapon by the highest level players. Not a consistent choice, and I think there's a reason for that.
I hope everyone is enjoying Roman's series.
Brilliant lecture that's definately relevant to my repertoire!
very useful !!!!
I looked at this line a bit more last night. IMO White's idea is not to play for a pawn storm on the kingside. Rather after 13...c6 14.Ne2 cxd5 15.cxd5 Black needs to decide whether he wants to save his bishop on d4 or not. If Black played 15...Rc8+ 16.Kb1 0-0, then 17.Nxd4 exd4 18.Bf4 is an unclear position where I like White's long term chances. Worse for Black would be something like 15...Bb6 16.Ng3 0-0?! 17.Nf5 when Bh6 is coming soon and White has real chances of mating Black's king.
Maybe gauranga can tell us what black will do in his line with long castling when white pursues the plan g2-g4-g5 and h3-h4-5 and g5-g6 sac. Dzhindzi doesn't tell us.
By the way, if you look at ALL the 4th moves White usually plays in the Nimzo, White scores best with 4.f3. It's not a bad move, just like f3 in the KID is not a bad move. The line given here by Dzindzi with 4...d5 and 7...e5 is probably Black's response and White needs to find some improvements of course. Perhaps 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Nbd7 12.Bd2 Bd4 13.0-0-0 is worth trying for White. There's no need for an early Bd3.
As you said: "Black bishop has its choices".
Great video. thanks.
as always , great video, well explained, however at my level, white would be pushing the B pawn to gain space on queen side and forcing the bishop around
"White rook will come into the game... maybe next game" haha
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
This weekend Roman tackles a line he doesn't consider among the "best choices" for white against the Nimzo Indian. Based on basic principles, the move 4.f3 is crippling white's kingside development and should suffer serious consequences after 4...d5, opening the center. Roman gives an alternative, but you will need to take notes as Dzindzi delivers another one of his own recipes...
Nimzo-Indian Defense (E20)
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos! Roman Dzindzichashvili now teaches chess classes and seminars for Chess.com University. Feel free to contact him for more information!
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