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Re: Question For Nimzo/Ragozin players
Reply #4 - 10/01/15 at 07:59:52
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VKap wrote on 09/30/15 at 07:13:49:
From the couple games ive played the Ragozin in ive noticed that some serious mastery of the principles in QGD Orthodox, Lasker and Tartakover lines is needed to play this effectively.

as a high 1800s, the ragozin is too hard for me.


Well, it's a question of time and work. I haven't played the Ragozin seriously (only some 5min rapid games) but it seemed that my opponents didn't react critically (usually Qa4+ lines or calm Qc2 developments). Maybe the calm lines bother you the most, where no theory are involved and it's just a queen's gambit normal chess game?
  
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Re: Question For Nimzo/Ragozin players
Reply #3 - 09/30/15 at 07:13:49
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From the couple games ive played the Ragozin in ive noticed that some serious mastery of the principles in QGD Orthodox, Lasker and Tartakover lines is needed to play this effectively.

as a high 1800s, the ragozin is too hard for me.
  
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Re: Question For Nimzo/Ragozin players
Reply #2 - 04/30/15 at 18:31:33
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BobbyDigital80 wrote on 04/30/15 at 03:30:01:
If you play the Ragozin, is there any reason to avoid transposing into it from this NID move order?


No.
  
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Re: Question For Nimzo/Ragozin players
Reply #1 - 04/30/15 at 07:31:56
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I play the bogo as a companion to the NID (even if I like the Ragozin a lot also, I have played it only in online blitz games). I would stick in the NID territory if you have a good line against 4.Nf3. Usually, that line is not so threatening to Black in the NID, White only wants an interesting game of chess but with no theoretical advantages.

My experience says that 4...c5 in the NID is easy to play than the Ragozin, where are lines with some difficulties to solve (as in the exchange var + Bg5, or Bg5 without exchange).

Any reason to change from Ragozin to NID? Specific opponent that has a huge score with the 4.Nf3 var (strange), you like more the former (Ragozin) and prefer to play this, an opponent that plays poorly the Ragozin...

Seeing in a database, in that position 4...c5 is played almost 10 times more than 4...d5. I would remain in NID waters, but this is only a personal preference.

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Question For Nimzo/Ragozin players
04/30/15 at 03:30:01
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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 avoid transposing into it from this NID move order?
  
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