Positional Nimzo-Indian Repertoire – Part 1

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Positional Nimzo-indian Repertoire - Part 1

Positional Nimzo-Indian Repertoire – Part 1

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 with 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 almost on 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.

About the Author

Positional Nimzo-indian Repertoire - Part 1

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:

Positional Nimzo-indian Repertoire - Part 1This specific database deals with the two main continuations on move 4, which are 4.e3 and 4.Qc2.

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, Mikhail 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’ll Get

  • Fully annotated PGN file with 22 lines, so you can get the most out of Marin’s lessons.
  • 2 hours and 20 minutes of video instruction from GM Marin.
  • 15 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!

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