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This DVD provides everything you need to know to be able to play one of the most classical openings with Black, the Nimzo-Indian, arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4. Nearly every World Championship and top tournament features the Nimzo-Indian. It is a well trusted “life – time“ choice for players all around the globe. The former FIDE World Champion, Grandmaster Rustam Kasimdzhanov, gives you both the concrete variations, with many novelties to catch your opponent by surprise, and the positional nuances to enhance your understanding of the opening and of the game in general.
- Video running time: 6 h 47 min(English)
- With interactive training incuding video feedback
- Extra: exclusive database with more than 50 model games and extensive analysis by the author
- Including CB Reader
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.
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No matter how you feel about instruction by electronic means it’s clear that it is here to stay, and it seems to be more popular than ever, judging by the staggering amount and variety of chess DVDs and other video–recorded material that is appearing month after month.
However, as with books, some DVDs are better than others, which is certainly the case with the present work on the Nimzo–Indian: 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤c3 ¥b4. Grandmaster Kasimdzhanov should be a familiar name to readers as he won the FIDE Knock–Out World Championship in 2004 and subsequently served as long–time second to Anand. As far as I know, he is currently working with Caruana as well as maintaining his status as a very strong grandmaster in his own right.
On the present DVD, which I received as two large downloads from the ChessBase website, he presents a repertoire for Black in the solid and reputable Nimzo–Indian. The presentation is very detailed. Apart from delivering the repertoire, Kasimdzhanov also dives into why certain moves shouldn’t be played, explaining carefully what the problems are and thereby providing a context for the viewer when the strongest moves are announced.
It is immediately apparent that Kasimdzhanov has taken his time carefully going over all the lines before recommending them for inclusion in the repertoire. He re–analyzes established theory and occasionally comes up with surprising conclusions that turn previous evaluations on their heads. Though this procedure should be the standard responsibility of any credible author, in reality it is far from always being the case.
The depth and detail of this repertoire requires the student to be of a certain level, and I would say that the baseline should be set at least at 1800, but could easily be a little higher. The top end is more uncertain because I don’t see any reason why a 2400–rated player couldn’t use this DVD as a basis for his or her repertoire, as it is that detailed.
One tiny point of criticism is that sometimes Kasimdzhanov goes through the moves a little too fast, using the forward arrow key a little too aggressively. However, you can always scroll backwards in the analysis to make sure you have understood everything.Kasimdzhanov has produced several other DVDs for ChessBase, and of those I have seen this is easily the best and it is hard not to be inspired to take up the opening after having been taught so diligently. Yet again, highly recommended.
- 4.e3 c5 – followed by …b6 to reach a set-up with Bb4-a5 – One of the main lines
- 4.Qc2 – with 4…0-0 as main line for black – 4.Nf3 b6 – with the idea to play Bb7 and to exchange on c3
- 4.f3 d5 – the Classical Main Line for Black (instead of the popular …c5)
- 4.Bg5 c5 5.d5 h6 – with the idea to play Nbd7-b6, a system which offers black new and promising possibilities
- Sidelines such as 4.g3, 4.a3, 4.Bd2 and others – If you play the Nimzo-Indian with white you will definitely also profit from Kasimdzhanov’s in-depth analyses.