How to play chess with black pieces (Nimzo-Indian Defense)

Opening choice of world's best chess players; get a powerful weapon against 1.d4 move.
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 1 hour
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

What determines your WIN/LOSS in a chess game? Whether or not you win or lose is determined by your opening preparation, your middlegame skills, and your endgame technique.

At the same time, the opening phase is MORE important because if you don’t play it well, you will lose sooner than you can demonstrate your middlegame/endgame skills.

How do you play an opening successfully?

1) You need to choose the right opening variations (your opening repertoire), and learn the NECESSARY lines within them.

2) You need to know the general rules/principles of opening play, and how you can find correct moves in unknown opening positions.

Regarding the 1st item – opening variations – there are a lot of existing chess books/DVDs about virtually any opening that you can think of. Some of these tutorials are even pretty good. However, there are still some problems here:

- Studying various opening variations takes a lot of your time.

- As we’ve already discussed, you can’t learn everything anyway.

- Your opponents have access to the same tutorials that you have.

- There are opening tutorials about all possible opening variations, and you don’t know what will work best for YOU.

As for the 2nd item – the general rules/principles of an opening play – this topic is almost completely missing!

By studying the course "How to play chess with black pieces" you'll acquire a solid weapon against 1.d4 move. You'll learn everything that you need in 1 neat course. The opening variations are analyzed deeply yet they are easy to digest. Finally, the detailed explanations will help you understand the opening moves and remember them flawlessly.

The course contains 6 main sections - each one is dedicated to one of the main lines of the Nimzo-Indian Defense. Firstly, you'll learn a video lesson that will guide you through the main plans, ideas and variations of a particular line. Next, you'll find extensive analysis of the lines in the practical part.

What are the requirements?

  • You should be familiar with pgn viewer as we have our in-depth analysis in text format also.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Employ best counters against Nimzo-Indian from black side.
  • If you are beginner this course will help you to improve your strategical knowledge and you will be able to play many closed positions.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone can take this course we have covered this topic from beginner to expert level.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Lectures
Lesson-1 Intro
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00:27
11:49

In this lesson you'll discover the general ideas behind the Nimzo-Indian defense. That will facilitate your future learning, making it easy to understand and digest any particular line.

The 1st lesson covers the main variation 4.e3 - White's most popular choice against Nimzo-Indian. This line seems modest at first, however, White builds a solid position and has variations opportunities for an active play. Therefore, you should know how to react properly.

We have analyzed all the lines, and selected only the best ones for you. Now you can study only those variations that you really need to know. Hence, it makes your study quick and effective.

Sometimes 4.e3 line leads to closed positions, and you'll discover the proper plans you should follow. In other situations Black can open up the position to his benefit - you'll see when and how to do it.

4.e3 line is the choice of strong players, and you must be very well prepared against it. The 1st lesson of the "Nimzo-Indian Defense" course will help you do just that.

Once you are done with the lecture, please go to respective resource section to download a zip file which contains many advanced recommendation with lot of top level games.Note: Inside the zip file there is files which are in pgn format you need a pgn viewer to open them.


Lesson-2 Intro
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00:30
09:57

4.a3 move leads to closed positions. It required good positional understanding, strategic skill, maneuvering etc to play those type of positions. Nevertheless, everything will become simple for you after you study the 2nd lesson.

You'll learn what kind of plans Black should realize in the closed positions of Nimzo-Indian.

You'll see what pitfalls White can set, and how you can secure yourself against it.

Another important thing to know is what are the best positions for your pieces. With this info, you can develop your pieces properly no matter what White does.

At times your opponent will advance his pawns trying to gain extra space and restrict your activity. I'll show you how to turn the opponent's advanced pawns to be a disadvantage of his position. You can attack those exposed objects and capture them.

Once you are done with the lecture, please go to respective resource section to download a zip file which contains many advanced recommendation with lot of top level games.

Note: Inside the zip file there is files which are in pgn format you need a pgn viewer to open them.

Lesson-3 Intro
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00:36
03:52

Many white players wants to avoid main line of this defense but nevertheless this 4. Bg5 actually if you follow our single recommendation to play against it will be easy task as always.

You will have simple and easy steps to follow when one plays 4. Bg5 against you and you will be comfortable playing against it.

The out come of 4. Bg5 White will end up with cramped situations in many variations.

Once you are done with the lecture, please go to respective resource section to download a zip file which contains many advanced recommendation with lot of top level games.

Note: Inside the zip file there is files which are in pgn format you need a pgn viewer to open them.

Lesson-4 Intro
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00:31
07:56

4. Qc2 those who want to take psychological advantage against you probably employ things like this.

But this early queen move doesn't change the situation much, because white was not playing accurately and avoids his best and natural moves in the opening.

In result you will have more advantage and your pieces will be developed quickly having more activity over the board, thus creating advantage in the opening itself.

There are many gambit variations included to surprise your opponent. I guarantee you will enjoy our recommendations.

Once you are done with the lecture, please go to respective resource section to download a zip file which contains many advanced recommendation with lot of top level games.Note: Inside the zip file there is files which are in pgn format you need a pgn viewer to open them.


Lesson-5 Intro
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00:37
10:13

4. g3 move recently got popularized in top level play, many have came with their own conclusion and novelty.

There are many variations which could go deeper where you cant imagine, but don't worry we have our own recommendations here also.

After watching this lecture you will have enough knowledge to play against 4. g3. We have some interesting novelties for you, which helps in stun and surprising your opponent.

Better get going start the lecture now.

Once you are done with the lecture, please go to respective resource section to download a zip file which contains many advanced recommendation with lot of top level games.


Note: Inside the zip file there is files which are in pgn format you need a pgn viewer to open them.


Lesson-6 Intro
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00:43
12:39

4. f3 many play this move at top level, but you don't have to worry about this move because they directly undermine or break opening principles.

To play 4. f3 one must have good chess understanding, thus we have a variation for you which will completely complicate thins for your opponent and he will be left behind with development of his pieces.

You will enjoy good activity and better pawn structure while it's the opposite for your opponent.

Once you are done with the lecture, please go to respective resource section to download a zip file which contains many advanced recommendation with lot of top level games.

Note: Inside the zip file there is files which are in pgn format you need a pgn viewer to open them.

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Instructor Biography

Igor Smirnov, International Grandmaster, Chess Psychologist and Author

Igor Smirnov is a chess Grandmaster, Chess Coach, and holder of a Master's degree in Psychology.

He's the founder of the “Remote Chess Academy" company that has helped thousands of students worldwide to improve their chess results.

GM Smirnov has developed lots of chess video lessons, articles, webinars and training courses, including the famous courses “The Grandmaster's Secrets", “The Grandmaster's Positional Understanding", and “Calculate Till Mate".

Instructor Biography

Chess Grandmaster from Georgia Levan Aroshidze, Grandmaster and Guest Instructor at Remote Chess Academy

GM from Georgia. Currently living in Spain. FIDE elo 2565.

Winner of many international opens and experienced coach for all levels.

I am offering audio lessons with skype or gmail.

Lessons are possible in English, Spanish and Russian languages.

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