Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Challenging the Nimzo-Indian Paperback – March 1, 2007
See the Best Books of 2017 So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year so far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
a)The quality of work in this book is excellent.
b)It is best suited for, intermediate, club, and professional players interested in Nimzo-Indian defense.
c)But it is probably not the best 1st NimzoIndian book at beginner level.
d)Overall, I would highly recommend it.
I play correspondence chess at a competitive level, and have an extensive library of opening books (to prepare in detail for my games). I found out that this was my 18th(!) book about the NimzoIndian defense. (To be honest I thought that I had 4-5 books on nimzoIndian before actually counting them).I have studied some of these books at different times, but none of them were at this level. The analysis is very detailed, and the author goes deeply into the main problems of the variations.
a) I only reviewed the chapter on Qc2 00, e4 , (but in detail) for one of my correspondence games. Usually, I can come up with some original ideas , but ,despite 25-30 hours of work ,I was not able to find any important improvements.
b) New In Chess yearBook 81 also has an analysis about this variation, and the book was able to cover all the important conclusions from the yearBook analysis. It even showed Kasparov's drawing line , which seems to be the last word in this variation currently.
c) I also checked the analysis using couple different engines (including latest versions of Rybka, Deep fritz,Deep junior,and Hiarcs), and I could not improve. (I think that the author also checked his analysis with Rybka, which appears to be the best chess engine available now).
d) Overall, I am very impressed with the analysis in this book.
I think the book not only has importance for intermediate players, but is also a very good reference for advanced, and even professional players. it is the best NimzoIndian book on the market (December 2007). If you are a beginner though, this may not be the best initial book to read but may be a good reference book for future.
Well, this book totally EXCEEDED all of my expectations and I am still going through it and marvelling at the quality of the analysis and how the author puts the goals and plans for each variation stemming from the Classical System (1.d4, Nf6; 2. c4, e6; Nc3, Bb4; QC2) of the Nimzo so nicely and comprehensively into print.
This book just shines when it comes to the depth of analysis and the sub-variations that may result from each main line. I have checked some of this anaysis with my PC and it holds up very well! The author has done an outstanding job at classifyuing all the variations and providing copious amounts of GOOD analysis as well as practical reasoning as to why the moves are good, or not so good or just plain bad.
I would recommend this book to anyone that, as White, allows and faces the Nimzo-Indian and plays the Classical Variation; it is really a rare find to get a book so well done at all levels!