A Few Fun Nimzos
Hi Chess Friends,
I was playing around with Chessbase today and came across a few old games of mine that I wanted to share. In particular, these are games in the Rubenstein Nimzo-Indian. I've played this as white on occasion, and while I don't think it guarentees any sort of opening advantage, it leads to very educational chess. You can learn a lot by practicing positions with interesting trade-offs of the bishop pair against a damaged pawn structure, or isolated pawn positions, both of which occur frequently.
The following quick game, isn't a main line, but demonstrates how the bishop pair in an open position can compensate not just a bad structure, but also material.
The next game, was actually the first game I played after picking up Ivan Sokolov's book on the Nimzo. Against, my training partner at the time, a fellow Master, the preparation paid off immediately, and the game only lasted a few minutes.
I hope these games inspire a few Nimzos of your own.