Nimzo-Indian Rubinstein Variation with 5.Bd3/5.Nf3 – GM Eugene Perelshteyn (iChess Club)
The Nimzo Indian Defense is a chess opening for Black against 1.d4 and occurs after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 (see the diagram on the right).
It was developed by the famous chess master Aaron Nimzowitsch and is a popular opening choice at all levels, a choice of players looking to win with Black against 1.d4.
It has been a reliable setup for Black for many years, and still remains one of the most trusted options against White’s first move 1.d2-d4. The Nimzo-Indian Defense not only gives a decent game for Black but also offers high chances for double-edged positions with rich resources for fighting for a victory.
The Nimzo-Indian Defense has been included in the Black repertoires of the greatest chess players ever, such as Capablanca, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Petrosian, Spassky, Karpov, Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Carlsen and many others.
In this exclusive iChess Club videos, GM Eugene Perelshteyn continues his exploration of this opening, this time focussing on the Rubinstein Variation (4.e3), and how Black can proceed against either 5.Nf3 or 5.Bd3, the main lines.
Watch the Full Video with iChess.club
Want to watch the full video? Check out the iChess Club, a premium membership for our top fans and customers that gives you tons of exclusive benefits such as:
- 2-3 exclusive new premium videos a week by the world’s top Grandmasters and chess educators (such as this one!)
- 40% off all items in our shop, anytime
- 5% additional discount for products already on sale
- Sale extender allowing you to get an item at the sale price up to 30 days after a sale has ended!
- An additional $19.97 in store credit each month you renew!
- A 30+ minute preview of almost every product in our shop
All this for only $19.97 a month! Click here to sign up for the iChess Club and get your first month for only $9.97.
Other interesting iChess.club articles for you:
Nimzo-Indian Rubinstein Variation with 4.e3 – GM Eugene Perelshteyn (iChess Club)The Nimzo Indian Defense is a chess opening for Black against...
Read more >
The Sicilian Sveshnikov, Part 2 – GM Suat Atalik (iChess Club)The Sicilian Sveshnikov begins with the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6...
Read more >