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The Modern Nimzo-Indian by Igor Lysyj
A sample from this book was recently posted on the Chess Stars site.
The Index of Variations at the end of the sample is quite informati...

Started 09/26/22 at 20:45:45 by Nernstian59
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Question For Nimzo/Ragozin players
If you play the NID and the Ragozin against 3.Nf3, do you play this move order as black in the 4.Nf3 NID?:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 d5
If you play the Ragozin, is there any reason to...

Started 04/30/15 at 03:30:01 by BobbyDigital80
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By: FreeRepublic
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Nimzo 4.f3 d5 - main line 8.dxc5 Qa5
If the Nimzo-Indian equalises, then at least White can make things interesting by playing 4.f3!?. Or so I thought... Shocked
In the main line with 9...Nf6, I'm struggling to see the appeal from White'...

Started 12/03/17 at 19:12:54 by Paul Cumbers
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By: Paul Cumbers
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Theoretical Standing / Sources on "sharp" Nimzo
I've been dabbling with picking up the Nimzo, but am currently primarily interested in its more tactical lines.
The arising positions are quite fun when blitzing, but before I start pla...

Started 11/16/16 at 10:46:04 by IsaVulpes
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By: FreeRepublic
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The Strategic Nimzo by Sokolov
Anyone know when this will be released, will it cover all lines?  Looking for a good up to date book on the white side of the Nimzo. Smiley

Started 02/23/12 at 00:53:52 by Michael Wilde
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Nimzo 4.e3 b6...which is best book???
i need a recommendation from our experts:
which book has the best survey of the 4.e3 b6(with f5 Ne4 later) system?
Same for the CLASSICAL 4.Qc2 with b6/Ne4/f5...
Thanks for ...

Started 03/30/04 at 05:54:57 by SutterCane
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By: dpcjsr
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Nimzo-Indian with 4.Bf4
After playing 4.f3 for years I grew tired of it, same with any line I found against the Grunfeld. I spent a whole year with the Tromp only to find out I simply dislike the positions it gave me.

Started 02/04/19 at 19:37:18 by derdudea
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By: kylemeister
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Kazimdzhanov Nimzo-Indian DVD
It's been out for a reasonable amount of time, has anyone watched it and has some opinions? I'm interesting in it, some of the lines presented are or have been in my repertoire at one point  or anothe...

Started 12/30/18 at 21:35:21 by fdunne
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By: fdunne
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Leela Chess Nimzo novelty
In digging around for some info on 4...h6 in the Caro-Kann, I came across a recent video covering a Leela Chess novelty in the Nimzo-Indian at move 7.
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3... This

Started 07/10/18 at 15:57:53 by HgMan
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By: HgMan
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Hübner Variation: 10.Rb1 Ne8
About ten years ago, I was playing the Nimzo-Indian fairly regularly, and I encountered the following variation no less than three times:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6...

Started 10/01/17 at 04:20:52 by HgMan
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By: ReneDescartes
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5...c6 after 4.e3 o o 5.Ne2 Nimzo
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 00 5.Ne2 c6
This move c6 is not even mentioned in the strategic opening book Watson book, however when I checked my database I see there are 160 master games with ...

Started 01/10/17 at 15:56:20 by helmet
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By: h4rl3k1n
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Reshevsky Variation 5...Re8
Am I missing something or is there no coverage of 5...Re8 in the archives?

Started 07/19/17 at 18:56:16 by proustiskeen
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New Nimzo book
Michael Roiz has just written a New book about the Nimzo following the serie of Grandmaster Repertoire. Does anyone know the repertoire for black? I saw the index in the PDF but it only says the optio...

Started 02/04/17 at 23:49:57 by Pingudon
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7. e3 in the f3 nimzo

Looking through the database I'm fairly surprised that 8... exd5 is the most common move. It seems to me that white ...

Started 12/15/16 at 16:23:23 by up and comer
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New Jan Gustafsson Nimzo-Indian Series
Today chess24 released a series by GM Gustafsson on a Black repertoire in the Nimzo (in German as well as English)
It looks like this:
Introduction (2 Chapters)
4 Qc2 0-0 5 a3 Bxc3 6 Qx...

Started 12/22/16 at 17:04:28 by fdunne
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By: IsaVulpes
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Mastering the Nimzo Indian
I have a question about this book, which I'm just finishing up reading (just starting to evaluate this as a possible repertoire choice, and still not yet sure if I'd pair it with QID or Ragozin, altho...

Started 07/17/15 at 13:54:27 by kevinludwig
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Why play the Nimzo-Indian?
I'm joking a little bit when I say "Why play the Nimzo-Indian?" but I wanted to make a point. I love the Nimzo-Indian but I'm not that thrilled about facing 3.Nf3 because nothing against that move see...

Started 03/10/15 at 06:46:17 by BobbyDigital80
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How to combat the Nimzo?
I have played 1.e4 all my life and am now planning to switch to 1.d4 to have some new positions to play. 
I was wondering what to play against the Nimzo.  I am not a particularly aggress...

Started 03/08/05 at 07:04:15 by The King
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By: ErictheRed
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How to equalize in the E42?
This seems to fail pretty bad:
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 b6 5. Bd3 Bb7 6. Nf3 Ne4 7. Qc2 f5 8.O-O Nxc3 (8. .. Bxc3 9. bxc3 O-O 10. Nd2 Qh4 11. f3 Nxd2 12. Bxd2 Nc6 (12... d6 13. Be1 Qg5...

Started 11/27/14 at 18:40:57 by TheOutsider
2 3061 Last Post 12/01/14 at 11:32:04
By: tony37
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Question for Classical Nimzo experts or their ilk
In the line 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. Nf3 c5 6. dxc5 Na6 7. g3 Nxc5 8. Bg2 Nce4 9. O-O Nxc3 10. bxc3 Be7 11. e4 d6 12. e5 dxe5 13. Nxe5 Qc7 14. Qe2, I have come across 14...Nd7 in a ...

Started 12/31/13 at 22:32:36 by kylemeister
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