Description There is no doubt that the Nimzovich Defense is one of Black’s most inspiring openings after 1.e4. Black strives to unbalance the position by creating new problems for White from move two, giving himself every opportunity to fight for the initiative from the outset. It is no surprise that 1 ... Nc6 appeals ambitious players who relish a complicated battle. In this book, GM Christian Bauer explains how to use this powerful weapon drawing from his own successful experiences. He is not shy to show you the fundamental ideas, the traps, the pitfalls and naturally the move order subtleties which play such an important role in our modern game of chess. We are convinced this book will give you plenty of confidence and make your opponent think more than twice.
Content: 006 Key to Symbols 009 Preface
PART I - Alternatives to 2.d4 and 2.Nf3 013 Chapter 1 - 2.Bb5 021 Chapter 2 - 2.Nc3 029 Chapter 3 - Exercises Part I
PART II - 2.d4 033 Chapter 4 - 2...e5 075 Chapter 5 - 2...d5 105 Chapter 6 - Exercises Part II
PART III - Introduction to 2.Nf3 111 Chapter 7 - Early alternatives 147 Chapter 8 - 4.Nc3 g6 5.Bb5 159 Chapter 9 - Exercises Part III
PART IV - 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 (without a quick d4-d5) 165 Chapter 10 - 5.h3 179 Chapter 11 - Other 5th moves 201 Chapter 12 - Exercises Part IV
PART V - 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 (with a quick d4-d5) 207 Chapter 13 - 5.d5 225 Chapter 14 - Other 5th moves 245 Chapter 15 - Exercises Part V
PART VI - Final Thoughts 251 Chapter 16 - Solutions 263 Conclusion