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Re: Mastering the Nimzo Indian
Reply #4 - 07/18/15 at 18:46:54
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Hi Tony,

Thanks. Yeah, the book was actually given to me, about 10 years ago, by a friend. I wasn't a Nimzo player and so it just sat on my shelf for all these years.

As a side note, even further back I recall being at a chess bookstore (well, a chess club that happened to sell books), and I asked the owner if there was a book that covered an opening from the perspective of typical plans, positions, and tactics. He looked at me like I was crazy and mumbled something about how they don't make books like that. Then he tried to upsell me on a combination book. Suffice to say I think the book is a pretty great into to the Nimzo. Thanks!
  
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Re: Mastering the Nimzo Indian
Reply #3 - 07/17/15 at 21:47:57
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I remember this book, but it's really old now (I must have written it nearly 20 years ago!) Still, not the sort of material that ages much.
I think Batsford went into liquidation just after the book came out and so I didn't get very much money from it, no royalties at all. Sad
I'm surprised you can still get hold of a copy.

kevinludwig wrote on 07/17/15 at 13:54:27:
One question I have is, does a NID player need to be ready for any one of those positions?


Well, in short, yes, you need to be able to play a lot of different types of positions well. I think if you look at the thread on the new Nimzo repertoire book you can see that the promised 'dark square strategy' is just a marketing gimmick, really: in the Nimzo White can play in so many different ways just on move 4.
  
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Re: Mastering the Nimzo Indian
Reply #2 - 07/17/15 at 19:33:18
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after asking the question I got a partial answer, in that the last 2 pages of the "Mastering the Nimzo Indian" book have a table of variations and the position type that arises from each.

It's going to be a bit of work, but I should be able to map out what that means for a particular black repertoire.
  
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Re: Mastering the Nimzo Indian
Reply #1 - 07/17/15 at 16:48:55
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There is an easy answer to this since a new book has arrived concentrating on a (mostly) dark-square approach for Black.

I refer you to the relevant thread: http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1362345954
  
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Mastering the Nimzo Indian
07/17/15 at 13:54:27
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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, although it's obvious after reading the book why the QID is such a natural fit).

One question I have is, does a NID player need to be ready for any one of those positions? Or, is the book a survey of every position type that might arise, given all of both white and black's choices? E.g. once I create a repertoire, is that going to cut down the number of position types I need to face? Which position types does black get to choose, and which does white have the option to dictate?
  
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