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Nimzo-Indian Defence is probably one of the most common answers against 1.d4 nowadays. The defense was introduced by Aaron Nimzowitsch, the founder of hypermodern chess. Black doesn’t occupy the centre with pawns right from the start and plays for quick development. The center is controlled first by the pieces and only later on black will […]
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“I don’t believe in fortresses.” – Magnus Carlsen I understand Carlsen’s famous quote, not at face value, but rather as an understanding of chess’s nearly infinite possibilities. Carlsen himself has shown in a lot of his games and how seemingly easily drawn games can be won by finding hidden resources in the position. Still, fortresses […]
Opening Preparation: In Part I, we saw what White has at his disposal on move 1. Here we will take a look at what Black can do when faced with each of White’s main moves (except for 1.e4, which will be dealt with in Part III). White’s 1.b3 was deemed impractical in our analysis in […]
Queen’s Indian Defense is a very solid opening that utilizes the queen’s side bishop to control the center and the long diagonal. Black focuses on controlling the center with pieces rather than pawns like in all Indian systems. Queen’s Indian borrows some of its ideas from Nimzo-Indian setups. Both openings use the same idea of […]
Nimzo-Indian and Queen’s Gambit: Continuing our series of articles on typical pawn structures, we would like to show our readers a very common structure that arises from the queen’s pawn openings. See the diagram below.