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Re: Theoretical Standing / Sources on "sharp" Nimzo
Reply #4 - 11/17/16 at 08:27:14
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Hi, Isa

The source with the most dynamic/aggressive lines I have found on the Nimzo for Black is a video by Tony Kosten, of an old series (BadBishop DVDs, 10 years ago) called "The Knockout Nimzo". It was one of my first inspirational sources, even if now I plan zero of the lines he suggested, but it's a fresh pack of ideas. Some of the lines you give are there (against 4.a3, against 4.f3 and similar vs 4.Qc2).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrXZCjgx-4U

It would be more interesting for someone trying to discover these lines more your actual situation, I know.

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Re: Theoretical Standing / Sources on "sharp" Nimzo
Reply #3 - 11/17/16 at 02:29:18
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BobbyDigital80 wrote on 11/17/16 at 01:42:49:
I'm curious IsaVulpes, what do you play against 3.Nf3?

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Re: Theoretical Standing / Sources on "sharp" Nimzo
Reply #2 - 11/17/16 at 01:42:49
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Good selection of lines! I'm curious IsaVulpes, what do you play against 3.Nf3?
  
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Re: Theoretical Standing / Sources on "sharp" Nimzo
Reply #1 - 11/16/16 at 11:32:07
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Looks at least mostly viable.

There's always databases, this website etc which will cover some of these lines.

In book terms, perhaps stuff like Sokolov's big 4 e3 Nimzo book/the oldish quality chess book on the 4 Qc2 Nimzo. They're both allegedly white repitoire books but they're very comprehensive so good for a grounding, and lots of ideas.

PGN comments I think always behave like that? You can put text in after each variation to break it up a little.
  
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Theoretical Standing / Sources on "sharp" Nimzo
11/16/16 at 10:46:04
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Hi!

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 playing this in tournament games, I'd at least like to know whether what I'm doing is actually playable!

My current "repertoire" looks something like this:


Don't know if any of these lines are considered "dubious at best",
or the white answers I posted aren't even close to the respective mainlines in my black tries,
or I am missing some more interesting black lines somewhere,
or all of this looks fine & can become a happy mainstay.

& Yeah, it would be nice to actually read something on this stuff!
Most repertoire books I shot a glance at prefer much calmer/positional tries, like Bc3:-c5-d6-e5, or QID-Type gameplay with a very early ..b6, so I'm unsure where to look for material on these lines.

E: I also have no idea how to get this PGN thingie to look prettier (ie with linebreaks rather than just all lines one after another) Sad
  
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