Positional Nimzo-Indian Repertoire – Bundle
GM Mihail Marin needs no introduction – he is one of the most acknowledged theoreticians and authors of our time. In this project, he is launching a very ambitious series of databases devoted to the “queen of openings” – the Nimzo-Indian. Arguably, the Nimzo, alongside the Ruy Lopez, are the two openings every single top player and almost every single GM have played at some point in their careers. The Nimzo is so vastly popular due to its versatility and flexibility – you can get literally any type of position, such as IQP, hanging pawns, positions with the bishop pair, pawn chains, lead in development, etc. Both sides have a massive amount of choice on almost every move.
And GM Marin suggests some less-explored systems based on solid positional grounds. Following his repertoire, you shouldn’t memorize long and forced lines but build a fundamental understanding of the arising positions and structures.
In his second database, GM Mihail Marin completes the examination of Nimzo-Indian Defense. After dealing with the two main moves (4.Qc2 and 4.e3) in Part 1, he now analyzes all other possibilities for White. The Romanian grandmaster stays loyal to his style and suggests some less-explored systems based on solid positional grounds.
About the Author
Mihail Marin is a Romanian chess Grandmaster and a very popular chess coach and author. Marin’s first major success in international chess was qualifying for the Interzonal in 1987.
He has won the Romanian Championships on three occasions and has played in the Chess Olympiads ten times, winning a bronze individual medal in 1988. For several years he was editor of the magazine Chess Extra press.
GM Mihail Marin is one of the most respected coaches in the world today having trained the young Judit Polgar and being praised for his ability to explain deep chess truths in a way improving players can understand.
What You Will Learn in Part 1:
About 4.e3… since White does not put any early pressure on the opponent, Black has an enormously vast range of systems. This does not mean that he can equalize with every possible move. On the contrary, he tends to face micro problems in all of them.
Both sides enjoy a variety of plans, and it is only in the middlegame that it becomes clear whose strategy was more successful.
GM Marin suggests the flexible light-squared strategy that starts with 4.e3 b6.
The second part of this database is devoted to another classic continuation on move 4, which is 4.Qc2. This move has been played by the great Alekhine and Capablanca back in the day; now, there is no top Grandmaster who hasn’t used this line.
As usual, Mihail prefers to stick to the positional plans and ideas as opposed to concrete tactical variations. He wants you to win based on your understanding instead of relying on memory and rote learning. So, there is no wonder he suggests you stick to the light-squared strategy initiated by the slightly rare 4…b6!?.
What You Will Learn in Part 2:
- In Chapters 1 to 9, GM Mihail Marin analyzes the move 4.Nf3 the third most common move for White and it is not without venom. The author stays loyal to his concept and suggests 4…b6.
- For Chapter 10, see White attempting to play 5.Qb3 (Diagram), where Black equalizes comfortably after 4…c5 5.dxc5 Nc6.
- Chapters 11-12 cover 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.g3 – The Romanishin System.
- In Chapter 13 you will learn to successfully face several sidelines for 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.f3 in the following chapters you will see several 7th options for White.
- Chapter 14 – 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.f3 c5 5.d5 b5 6.e4 d6 7.Nge2.
- Chapter 15 – 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.f3 c5 5.d5 b5 6.e4 d6 7.Bd2.
- Chapter 16 there comes the Saemisch Attack with f3 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.f3 c5 5.a3.
- Chapter 17 – 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3 – The Saemisch Attack.
- Chapters 18-20 – 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bg5 – The Leningrad System.
What You’ll Get
- Fully annotated PGN files so you can get the most out of GM Marin’s lessons.
- 5 hours of video instruction from GM Marin.
- 30 interactive training positions. These positions are designed to challenge your knowledge and understanding of the theory.
Come and learn the positional secrets of the Nimzo-Indian with GM Marin!