Summer Special - The power of the Nimzo Indian

by Arne Kaehler
8/26/2020 – Our summer special continues with the Fritztrainer on the Nimzo-Indian by Grandmaster Rustam Kasimdzhanov. The charismatic star from Uzbekistan presents a complete Nimzo-Indian repertoire for the black pieces. This opening is part of every serious chess player’s arsenal. Our special offer also includes the Nimzo-Indian Powerbook 2019 (300.000+ games) and the Nimzo-Indian Powerbase 2019 with almost 10.000 games to replay, analyse and add to your own repertoire. If you were not sure what you were going to do in the next couple of weeks, now you know!

A lifetime repertoire: Play the Nimzo Indian + Nimzo Indian Powerbook 2019 & Nimzo Indian Powerbase 2019 A lifetime repertoire: Play the Nimzo Indian + Nimzo Indian Powerbook 2019 & Nimzo Indian Powerbase 2019

Everything you need to know to be able to play one of the most classical openings with Black, the Nimzo-Indian, arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4. Nearly every World Championship and top tournament features the Nimzo-Indian.

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A lifetime repertoire: Play the Nimzo-Indian

This DVD provides everything you need to know to play one of the most classical openings with Black, the Nimzo-Indian, arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4. Nearly every World Championship match and top tournament features this opening. It is a well trusted “lifetime” choice for players all around the globe. Former FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov gives you both the concrete variations — with many novelties to catch your opponent by surprise — and the positional nuances to enhance your understanding of the opening and of the game in general.

Content:

  • 4.e3 c5 – followed by …b6 to reach a setup with Bb4-a5 is one of the main lines
  • 4.Qc2 – with 4…0-0 as th main line for black
  • 4.Nf3 b6 – with the idea to play Bb7 and to exchange on c3
  • 4.f3 d5 – the Classical Main Line for Black (instead of the popular …c5)
  • 4.Bg5 c5 5.d5 h6 – with the idea to play Nbd7-b6, a system which offers Black new and promising possibilities
  • Sidelines such as 4.g3, 4.a3, 4.Bd2 and others – If you play the Nimzo-Indian with White you will definitely also profit from Kasimdzhanov’s in-depth analyses.

  • Video running time: 6 h 47 min(English)
  • With interactive training including video feedback
  • Extra: exclusive database with more than 50 model games and extensive analysis by the author
  • Including CB Reader


Nimzo-Indian Powerbook 2019

Almost 300 000 engine games as well as 30 000 games culled from the Mega 2019 plus the Correspondence Database 2018 constitute the basis for the Nimzo-Indian Powerbook 2019. If you want to play for a win with Black against 1.d4 then hardly any opening is as well suited to the purpose as the Nimzo-Indian: it is rare for symmetrical positions to arise and not much is exchanged, instead of that exciting distributions of material often appear on your board. White requires patience. To be sure he can frequently obtain the bishop pair, but that does not necessarily promise him an advantage.

The Nimzo-Indian Powerbook 2019 is based on almost 300 000 games from the Engine Room and a good 30 000 played by human beings, coming to a total of over 327 000 games. The threshold for players is Elo 2450, but generally speaking the average is in the 2550-2600 range. Thus the Powerbook also offers reliable statistics in deep sub-variations.

The move 4.e3 still accounts for the greatest number of games. The position in the following diagram is then very frequently reached:

Now the older 7...Nc6 can lay claim to very good statistics, but if one goes deeper into the tree structure White just manages to get an edge in some branches. But the alternative 7...dxc4 8.Bxc4, and then either 8...Nbd7 or 8...cxd4 should reliably provide a level game.


Nimzo-Indian Powerbase 2019

The threshold for selecting games for the database was a high one — the average Elo of games being over 2550 points. There are many world-class Nimzo-Indian specialists, but all of them have played the opening with both colours. World champion Magnus Carlsen has 96 games in it, and in 53 of them he was playing White. As is the case in the Mega Database as a whole, Viktor Korchnoi has the largest number of games in the Nimzo-Indian Powerbase — namely 271, of which 130 are with Black!

The database shows the games list. By double-clicking on a game, the game is loaded. By clicking on the ‘Players’ you can sort the list by frequency of play. This way you can examine the games of Korchnoi or Carlsen, both big practitioners of this opening!

Games can be replayed and examined with an engine or with a Powerbook.


A lifetime repertoire: Play the Nimzo Indian + Nimzo Indian Powerbook 2019 & Nimzo Indian Powerbase 2019

Everything you need to know to be able to play one of the most classical openings with Black, the Nimzo-Indian, arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4. Nearly every World Championship and top tournament features the Nimzo-Indian.


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Grandmaster Nihal Sarin has signed a copy of the Opening Encyclopaedia 2019 and of the Komodo Chess 13 DVD for us. Anybody who buys the Nimzo-Indian bundle has the chance to win either one of these signed DVDs! With almost 7,000 opening surveys, the Encyclopaedia has tons of opening material to be analysed, while Komodo Chess 13 is still one of the most powerful chess engines out there. Good luck!

The winner of the Kasparov DVD...

...will be announced next week with the winners of the Nihal Sarin and Gukesh D DVDs! (Cat video included)

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Arne Kaehler, a creative thinker who is passionate about board games in general was born in Hamburg and learned how to play chess at a very young age. Through teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess content on YouTube, Arne was able to extend this passion onto others and has even made an online chess course for anyone who wants to learn how to play this game. Currently, Arne blogs for the English news page of ChessBase and focuses on creating promotional and entertaining articles.
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