Offbeat Nimzo-Indian

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Everyman Chess


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Offbeat Nimzo-Indian
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The Nimzo-Indian Defense continues to be one of Black’s most reliable ways of meeting the queen’s pawn opening. It’s also popular at all levels of chess and a constant source of anxiety for White players.

How can White find a worthwhile line against this incredibly firm defense? How can White set his Nimzo opponent difficult tasks from the outset? Perhaps it’s time to look somewhere different from the well-trodden main lines.

In this book, Grandmaster and renowned openings expert Chris Ward investigates unusual white tries. That includes three uncompromising and underrated ways of battling against the Nimzo-Indian Defense: the Sämisch, the Leningrad, and the 4 f3 Variation.

Each line is ideal for putting your opponent under immediate pressure from the start of the game.

By studying the various strategies and tactics in these variations, White players can confidently arm themselves with three new menacing lines against the Nimzo-Indian Defense. While Black players must again search carefully for antidotes!

  • All the principal lines are covered
  • Written by a renowned Nimzo-Indian expert
  • Explains the basic elements, strategies, and tactics for both sides
  • Ideal for club and tournament players

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