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A side note is that after 1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 d5 protecting the e-pawn falls into 3... dxe4 with 4. Qxd4 to follow.
My admiration for Nimzowitsch increases when I see many of his inventions challenging Dr. Tarrasch. As you say it is an excellent surprise weapon. The fact that this opening is not used by top GMs like Kasparov and Anand gives rise to a suspicion that there must something dubious which we have to unravel before we use it over the board. Thank you for the nice video and analysis.
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why not the full vedio
2. Nf3, boom. Line destroyed
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Brilliant video, I occassionaly use this defence myself and I'm in a thematic tournament where this is the opening. After watching this video I definately plan on playing a few more games with this weapon!
Thanks for the video! I have taken up the Nimzovich Defense a few months ago. This helps. I have a master level friend who employed it with great success for years in correspondence play where one looks to get off the beaten trail. I saw a comment that 2.Nf3 is the most popular response which is covered in FM Galofre's video. I must say in practice time and again, everyone chooses e4 and d4 set ups---not 2.Nf3. Last week someone played 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nc3 and lost against me.
thanku very much 4 this useful video
tks for the video!
This is my third time through your lesson. I needed to know this! Thanks for the help man. Rock-n-rolly!!!
I normally play 2. Nf3, which wasn't covered at all, but according to the chess explorer, is the most common master move.
That's the early game plays i do most of the time except i dont get THAT far with it xD now i see the possibilities!
Great video. thanks.
it is very instructive and good video.
by IM Valeri Lilov
FIDE Master Valeri Lilov is back again with another Opening Lecture for beginners! Today he covers the defensive ideas of the great Aaron Nimzowitsch, and even though this opening is not considered "the most main line choice", FM Lilov stresses that it should not be overlooked either, and that black indeed does posses some tricks in this variation...
Nimzowitsch Defense (B00)
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IM Valeri Lilov
Valeri feels fortunate to have learned to play chess from his father when he was only three, immediately becoming seriously engaged. By the age of seven he was able to play blindfold chess in several games at the same time. At the age of eight, he achieved a record-breaking ELO of 1985, and subsequently became the European Individual School Chess Champion U10 in Moscow, Russia. He has won over 30 medals in national and international competitions, and in 2008 achieved his highest rating of 2443 and in 2013, the title of International master.
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