Play the Nimzo-Indian

Introduction

GM Francisco 'Paco' Vallejo

Dear Chessfriends,

my name is Francisco Vallejo. I am a chess grandmaster and one of the leading experts in the Nimzo-Indian Defence. In this eBook I want to show you my recommendations for Black's side in this opening. The Nimzo-Indian Defence begins with the following moves:

1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 e6 3. ♘c3 ♗b4

Why should Black play like this? First of all because the arising positions are complex and Black can play for a win. Furthermore, the plans of this opening are easy to understand. Usually, Black plays ...b6, castles short and sometimes he captures the knight on c3 with the bishop in order to inflict a doubled pawn on White's position. Afterwards, Black follows up with ...Ba6, ...Nc6-a5 to exert pressure on c4. These are the basic ideas. I wish you a lot of fun and hope that you can learn a lot from the explanations.


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Play the Nimzo-Indian GM Francisco Vallejo

Recommended level:

1200
1600
2200+

Introduction

The Nimzo-Indian Defence is one of the most popular Defences in all of chess. It can lead to a great variety of pawn structures and generally features rich positions. Top class grandmaster Paco Vallejo provides you with a full Nimzo-Indian repertoire from Black's perspective, laying the focus on rather tricky sidelines and important plans.

Goals

Learn and understand a complete repertoire for Black in the Nimzo-Indian!

Contents

  • Introduction

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  • 4. Qc2

  • 4. Nf3 b6 5. Qc2

  • 4. Nf3 b6 5. Qb3

  • 4. Bg5

  • 4. Nf3 b6 5. Bg5

  • 4. a3

  • 4. f3

  • 4. e3 b6 5. Bd3 Bb7 6.Nf3

  • 4. e3 b6 5.Bd3 Bb7 6.Ne2

  • 4. e3 b6 5. Ne2 c5

  • 4. g3

 
 
 
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