Nimzo-Indian Defense: Play, Attack, and Counter as White & Black

The Nimzo-Indian Defense is one of the most respected defenses to 1.d4 and has been played by nearly every world champion and challenger for the past 100 years. The Nimzo-Indian Defense is named after Aaron Nimzowitsch, who introduced it to the chess world. The opening moves 1…Nf6 and 2…e6 force White to make a decision […]

The Nimzowitsch Defense: A How to Play Guide (as White & Black)

Nimzowitsch Defense

Quick Summary The Nimzowitsch Defense is a rare opening arising after the moves 1.e4 Nc6 The opening often transposes into other, more main line openings. Black does have some ideas to keep the opening original, however. White has two main replies, 2.d4 and 2.Nf3, with 2.Nf3 avoiding complex theory. Introduction The Nimzowitsch Defense is a […]