The Nimzo-Indian Defense – Tournament Player’s Bundle
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.
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 highly 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.
Thus, the Nimzo-Indian Defense is 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 many variations, the resulting unbalanced positions offer scope for both sides to play for a win.
And here we have the perfect Bundle for the Tournament Player!
Here are the included courses:
The Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings Vol#2 – The Nimzo-Indian Defense – GM Perelshteyn and GM Damian Lemos
You will learn GM secrets to play the Nimzo-Indian like a true professional along 8 great lessons from expert Grandmasters.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn, a renowned Nimzo expert who has often played the opening with Black throughout his career, has produced a series of videos on the different variations in the Nimzo Indian Defense. Here are just two of the included lessons:
One of the most testing variations for White against the Nimzo Indian Defense is the move 4.Qc2, known as the Capablanca variation.
With this move, White not only protects the knight on c3 in order to avoid doubled pawns after …Bxc3, but also keeps an eye on the e4-square to seize even more space in the center.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn, a renowned expert on the Nimzo Indian Defense, takes a look at a surprisingly easy-to-learn variation to neutralize White’s pressure. He recommends the relatively rare move 4…Nc6 (4…d5, 4…0-0 and 4…c5 are the main moves).
iChess’ own Damian Lemos looks at a stunning choice for Black, the surprising gambit line 4.Qc2 0-0 5.a3 bxc3 6.Qxc3 b5! Better known as the Adorjan Gambit, this is a sharp and dangerous weapon that you will love to unleash against your rivals!
Ideas for Nimzo Indian Players vs 1.c4, then vs 1.Nf3 – IM David Vigorito
A clear explanation of a plan for Black against both the English and Reti Openings. David guides you into Nimzo-Indian type positions against these menacing Flank Openings.
Content: 46 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 2 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Beginner Players.
IM David Vigorito was the 2007 Massachusetts Champion, as well as the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. He was the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club, with a USCF rating of 2479. David played in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix. He is a successful chess author – his Challenging the Nimzo-Indian was very well received by critics and players alike, and his second book, Play the Semi-Slav, was eagerly anticipated. David is an active chess coach for students at all ages and levels.
Grandmaster Repertoire: 4.Qc2 against the Nimzo-Indian – GM Jan Gustafsson
The Nimzo Indian – 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 – is one of the most popular defences against 1.d4.
In this series, experienced German Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson shares his own white repertoire against the Nimzo, based on the move 4.Qc2. The emphasis is put on solidity and surprise value.
Over the course of 3 hours, Jan reveals how to get an advantage through clever move orders and a broad understanding of the major tactical and positional themes.
After watching this series you should have a complete repertoire against the Nimzo-Indian and be able to face it with confidence – and as Black you’ll understand what White is aiming for so you can effectively meet it.
A Repertoire against 1.d4. Part 2: The Vienna – GM Jan Gustafsson
In Part 2 of his series on how to meet 1.d4, Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson tackles the biggest “tabiya” there is, the position after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3. Jan recommends the underrated move 4…dxc4, the so-called Vienna, and provides a repertoire for Black against all of White’s options.
This course provides the viewer with a complete repertoire against 1.d4. This series can also be watched as a standalone guide for those interested in learning the Vienna.
A Repertoire against 1.d4. Part 3 Nimzo-Indian Defense – GM Jan Gustafsson
Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson studies the Nimzo-Indian, 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4, giving a solid and classical repertoire against all of White’s options on move 4.
To provide the viewer with a complete repertoire against 1.d4. This series can also be watched as a standalone guide for those interested in learning the Nimzo as Black.
Beating the Nimzo-Indian Defense with 4. Qc2 – GM Timur Gareev
Empire Chess Volume #64
GM Timur Gareev is an American Grandmaster who was a part of the University of Texas at Brownsville’s chess team from August 2005 to August 2006 and also from August 2009 to December 2011 where he helped the university obtain its first national championship.
This course by GM Timur Gareev for Intermediate and Advanced players takes a detailed look at the 4.Qc2 Nimzo Indian. Timur explains that there is no reason to allow a Queen’s Indian because Black will struggle against this White response and that the Black Nimzo Indian is harmless as the 4.Qc2 move is favoured by both Kasparov and Carlsen with excellent results. The ideas for White are supported by extensive analysis – this knowledge will support improvement in all players’ positional understanding and help them to Master the very important area of taming The Nimzo-Indian with the Classical 4.Qc2
Learn the Nimzo-Indian Defense – GM Niclas Huschenbeth
Grandmaster Niclas Huschenbeth presents a complete repertoire from Black’s perspective and reveals many secrets of his own practice.
Over the course of 4 hours, you will learn the best move orders, which pieces to keep and which to exchange, when to open the position and much more.
This video series is intended for advanced players and will quickly upgrade your Nimzo-Indian repertoire to a GM standard.
Nimzo-Indian Patterns – IM Bryan Smith
International Master Bryan Smith explains Nimzo-Indian Defense strategies with real games.
This hypermodern opening was developed by Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch who introduced it to master-level chess in the early 20th century. Unlike most Indian openings the Nimzo-Indian does not involve an immediate fianchetto, although Black often follows up with …b6 and …Bb7. By pinning White’s knight Black prevents the threatened 4.e4 and seeks to inflict doubled pawns on White. White will attempt to create a pawn center and develop his pieces to prepare for an assault on the Black position.
Crushing White – The Nimzo-Indian Defense – GM Damian Lemos
Empire Chess Volume 4
This chess DVD teaches you the basic principles of the Nimzo-Indian Defense, placing special emphasis on recurring tactical and positional concepts to ensure your preparation is complete.
After providing a general overview of the main ideas in the Nimzo-Indian Defense, GM Damian Lemos goes on to recommend his preferred responses in each of the main lines and sidelines by delving into his deep experience of playing the Nimzo-Indian at the Grandmaster level.
Presenter FM Will Stewart assists by clarifying key points and breaking down critical concepts in the DVD for beginner and intermediate audiences. ¨Crushing White – The Nimzo-Indian Defense¨ features over 2 hours of high-quality chess content that is guaranteed to provide you with an aggressive opening system for black against 1. d4.
Significant Changes in Some Critical Positions in the Nimzo-Indian – GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
In this DVD, Roman brings you more ideas and theory in the Nimzo-Indian.
Nimzo Indian for White – IM David Vigorito
David walks us through a series of theoretical positions in the Nimzo and explains the possibilities and opportunities and what to look for in the four main responses for White.
In the fifth lecture, David examines a game in the Nimzo between Magnus Carlsen vs. Viswanathan Anand and explains the brilliant action in play.
Nimzo-Indian – IM Andrew Martin
Foxy Volume 78
Black’s delay in committing to a pawn structure makes the Nimzo-Indian (sometimes colloquially referred to as the “Nimzo”) a very flexible defence to 1.d4. It can also transpose into lines of the Queen’s Gambit or Queen’s Indian Defence. The Nimzo-Indian is a very popular and well-respected defence to 1.d4, and has been played by every world champion since Capablanca. Indeed, White often plays 3.Nf3 to avoid the Nimzo-Indian, allowing him to meet 3…Bb4 (the Bogo-Indian Defence) with 4.Bd2 or 4.Nbd2 rather than 4.Nc3.
In this course, IM Andrew Martin breaks down all the fundamentals and new key ideas of this rapidly developing opening for Black.
Nimzo-Indian Defence – GM Chris Ward
Foxy Volume 39
GM Ward is a major expert in the Nimzo-Indian and he pinpoints Black’s zippiest options against all the White systems. Plenty of hard counter-punching and Chris Ward’s own secrets. Watch out for his improvements in Kasparov’s preferred lines!