Hardinge Simpole

Winning with the Nimzo-Indian
Sharp winning strategies for both sides in a popular defence
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By Keene, Raymond
ISBN 1843820587
SERIES Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics
Paperback  164 pages
Published October, 2002
UK Price £14.95   
US Price $23.95   

The Nimzo-Indian Defence is one of Black's most dynamic ways of countering 1 d4. From the outset of the game Black seeks to create pawn weaknesses in his opponent's position to be exploited in the middlegame. Usually this involves renouncing the bishop pair, typically leading to positions in which both sides have clear strategic objectives, where the outcome is decided by the skills of the two players in executing these plans. Winning With the Nimzo-Indian is a practical guide to this fundamental opening. Through a series of deeply annotated illustrative games covering all the important variations, Raymond Keene clearly explains the important ideas for both sides, concentrating on the common themes around which the battle will be decided. But this is not only a theoretical work, it affords a unique opportunity to study the techniques of the great chess players, such as Nimzowitsch, Botvinnik and Karpov.

Raymond Keene is a British Chess Champion,and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for services to chess in 1985. He is Chess Correspondent of The Times,The Sunday Times,The Spectator, and The International Herald Tribune. He is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He has organised three World Chess Championships.

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