Continuing with our Nimzo Indian Defence series, today I am sharing my experience about how I prepared Nimzo Indian Defence. So as mentioned in one of the articles from this series, Spassky – Fischer game was an inspiration but that wasn’t sufficient to play Nimzo Indian. I needed some material to rely on, I lacked material but got Nimzo Indian Defence by Jacob Aagaard. I followed the concepts taught by him. But I realized it was a bit old and wanted some new data to study.
My experience with this DVD
I saw The Lifetime Repertoire by Rustam Kasimdzhanov. I really loved the data in it, he has given a very easy to remember and comparatively similar ideas to every variation. He has considered all the tricky options mentioned from the white side and also given options which lead to dynamic positions with all 3 results possible. This did suit my style so I enjoyed studying lines from it and also implementing it in my games.
The Instructive games section also provides a lot of instructive games which helped me understand Nimzo Indian better. The tests section boosts one’s confidence and helps you recall the ideas.
Lines covered after 1. D4 – Nf6 2. C4 – e6 3. Nc3 – Bb4.
- f3 – The saemisch
- e3 – The Rubinstein
- Nf3 – The Kasparov Variation
- Qc2 – The classical.
The Interesting games section has 4 games covered in it. The games are moderately annotated and well explained –
- Bai Jinshi – Ding Liren
- Alexie Shirov – Anatoly Karpov
- Boris Spassky – Bobby Fischer
- Golod – Rustam Kasimdzhanov.
You can get this DVD on ChessBase India shop. The cost is just Rs 1178/-. You can check it from here.
I will be coming up with Players to follow in Nimzo Indian in the coming articles. I hope I was able to contribute to your knowledge. Do comment what you would love to know in Nimzo Indian.