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Any good suggestions for continuations and theory????? I want to start playing this but don't know any theory for it.
Someone recommended this to me, but i don't like this If black takes my knight with the bishop, i'm forced to line up 2 pawns, right in the beginning of the game.
nimzo defence is great i play it and it is more powerful than the classic king's indian defence
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).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reusing_Wikipedia_content explains it in detail. Long story short: You have to state the authors of the article and allow copying of the copied text under the same terms.
Interessant. Ich wusste nicht, dass vor zwei Jahren kennen. Danke. Was Anderungen sollte ich machen?
MikeDoyle, Wikipedia is not public domain by any means. Copying is allowed, but only under very specific terms.
Love it. Perhaps my favorite opening.
Sure is weird how the new format stretched those diagrams. lol
E20 and what else?
It should probably be noted for copyright purposes that all of MikeDoyle's comments on different variations are from Wikipedia.
I love to play white against the Nimzo.
I don't think that white players hate to face the Nimzo. If you start your games with 1. d4 2. c4 3. Nc3 you should know that black will often play the Nimzo.
An extremely popular defense, and much feared by many d4 players, as can be seen by the rise in popularity of 3. Nf3 (instead of Nc3) or even 3. g3. Fantastically complicated for both sides, the Nimzo-Indian is both hard to play and hard to play against. People have been trying to refute the Nimzo-Indian for years, and have often come up with many very convincing variations for white, but the Nimzo-Indian has always bounced back, the result being that while both sides have fully acceptable positions, there is a wealth of variations to remember. I sometimes employ it as black, though because of its complications, I usually use it in correspondance games where you are allowed to look at opening manuals and game databases.
Keep in mind, though, that if you play the Nimzo-Indian, you will often come up against 3. Nf3 instead of 3. Nc3. Here are a few choices that black has after that: The most Nimzo-Indian-like setup after 3. Nf3 is probably 3...b6, the Queen's Indian Defense, though 3...Bb4+, the Bogo-Indian, is fully acceptable. Many players, on the other hand, use 1...Nf6 and 2...e6 as black to "threaten" the Nimzo Indian, and when white avoids the Nimzo with 3. Nf3, they play 3...d5, which brings the game back into QGD lines that they want. The primary reason for this, I am given to understand, is to avoid the QGD exchange lines, which require the f3 square to be open, at least for a while. Finally, one can even turn this setup into a version of the Benoni by a later c5.
So if you want to play the Nimzo Indian, it is an excellent choice, and one that White players usually hate to see, but it is not one of those defenses where you can get away with not knowing much theory.
these are the outlying next moves for white according to Wikipedia:
Next move for white, from Wikipedia:
The Rubinstein System (named after Akiba Rubinstein) is White's most common method of combating the Nimzo-Indian. Svetozar Gligorić and Lajos Portisch made great contributions to the theory and practice of this line at top level during their careers. White continues his development before committing to a definite plan of action. In reply, Black has three main moves to choose from: 4...0-0, 4...c5, and 4...b6.
In addition, Black sometimes plays 4...d5 or 4...Nc6. 4...d5 can transpose to lines arising from 4...0-0, but White has the extra option of 5.a3 (known as the Botvinnik Variation). This forces Black to retreat the bishop to e7 or capture on c3, which transposes to a line of the Sämisch Variation long considered good for White because he will undouble his pawns at some point by playing cxd5, eliminating the weak pawn on c4, then prepare the e4 pawn break, backed by the bishop pair, which will gain force in the more open type of position which will ensue. 4...Nc6 is the Taimanov Variation, named after Russian GM Mark Taimanov. Black prepares to play ...e5, which may be preceded by...d5 and ...dxc4, or ...d6. The variation was tried several times by the young Bobby Fischer, and has long been favoured by GM Nukhim Rashkovsky.
The Classical or Capablanca Variation was popular in the early days of the Nimzo-Indian, and though eventually superseded by 4.e3 it was revived in the 1990s; it is now just as popular as the Rubinstein. White aims to acquire the two bishops without compromising his pawn structure. The drawback is that the queen will move at least twice within the opening moves and that White's kingside development is delayed. Thus, even though White possesses the bishop pair, it is usually advisable for Black to open the game quickly to exploit his lead in development. Black has four common replies to 4.Qc2, these being 4...0-0,4...c5, 4...d5, and 4...Nc6. 4...d6 intending ...Nbd7 and ...e5 is a rarer fifth option.
Gives black good counter attack
I like this opening.
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