ChessPub Forum - Kasimdzhanov - Meet the Nimzo-Indian with 4 Qc2
In it he offers a repertoire choice for White against the all-famous Nimzo-Indian Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6). In this DVD he shares his knowledge on the Classical approach against the Nimzo-Indian by playing ogloszenia-praca.info2. The move ogloszenia-praca.info2 avoids the potential damage Black might inflict to. The Classical or Capablanca Variation was popular in the early days of the Nimzo-Indian, and though eventually Qc2. These include 4 , 4 c5, 4 d5, and 4. Qf5 can be met with ogloszenia-praca.info3. I think ogloszenia-praca.info2 f5 ogloszenia-praca.info3 d6 9.f3 Nf6 e3 e5 dxe5 dxe5 Be2 is considered white's most promising option, but black's position looks.
Another factor in Black's favor is the potential of some pressure on the queenside squares. Let us now see a game in which Black's plusses proved to be more significant. The game in which the variation was introduced should be front and center, and is a perfect illustration of Black's chances. Everything isn't rosy for Black.
While he has gained control of the d5 and e4 squares, the change in the pawn structure also means that Black has lost the opportunity to make certain pawn breaks, such as Thus it is hard to challenge the solid white pawn chain f2-e3-d4. The black queenside pawns are also rather inflexible.
White's main plan is the minority attack b4-b5. White hopes that this can allow him to use the half-open c-file; and in the event that Black plays White can also hope to pressure the queenside by bringing a knight to c4 or c5.
In the event of 8. Nb5, the structure usually ends up being further altered, and White gets the two bishops, which can then become an important factor. Now let's see a game where White's trumps triumphed.
What is the overall evaluation of this ending? Of course it is hard to talk about an objective evaluation. If a clear truth was known, super grandmasters would not be debating both sides of this position! I certainly don't think Black has an objective advantage, and if White has some edge, it is very small.
Meet the Nimzo-Indian with ogloszenia-praca.info2
But the character of the ending is the most important. There are many draws in this ending. I wouldn't want to play this ending against an opponent who I felt I must beat. I think most competent players could hold the draw as White if that is their goal.
Kasimzhanov: Meet the Nimzo-Indian with 4.Qc2
There were some games where s drew as White with s. I feel it is likely that those grandmasters regretted their opening choice after the game. Nevertheless, this is a full ending and Black has his share of the chances. I believe it is important to pick one's opponent for this variation.
Against aggressive players, players who are not particularly good technicians, or in situations where a draw is sufficient, then this variation would be fine for Black.
From White's point of view, you have to know yourself. If you are the type of player who likes this sort of thing, then go for it.
The main line continues 5. White has completed his kingside development, while Black has claimed his share of the centre. At this point, the most important continuations are: Bxc4 Nbd7 Parma Variation Bxc4 Qc7 Main Variation Bxc4 Nbd7 is named after Slovenian grandmaster Bruno Parmaand can sometimes transpose to the Karpov Variation if pawns are exchanged on d4.
White usually continues with 9. Qe2, clearing the d1-square for the rook, which will assist in the advance of the d-pawn. Black then faces an important decision. He may play Or, he can consider In this case, Black will usually retain his dark-squared bishop. Bxc4, black also has two rare alternatives on his eighth move worth mentioning: Bc6 is the Bronstein Variation, the brainchild of two-time world championship finalist David Bronstein.
The Karpov Variation, For the moment, White has an isolated pawn in the d-file, even so, Black plans to play Bxc3 at some point and follow up with R a c8 and Qc7 to restrain White's c- and d-pawns. Bg5 Bb7, when Qe2 are all good moves for White. Bxc4 Ba5, but the latter move order gives White the extra option of 9. The idea is to wait until White plays dxc5 before playing If White does not oblige, then Black will play Bb6 with pressure on the d-pawn.
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