Chess: Learn to Play the Nimzo Indian Defense | Greg Vanderford | Skillshare

Chess: Learn to Play the Nimzo Indian Defense

Greg Vanderford, Knowledge is Power!

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
16 Lessons (2h 6m)
    • 1. Nimzo Indian Defense Promo

      2:28
    • 2. Lesson 1 Nimzo Indian Intro

      4:39
    • 3. Lesson 2 The Saemisch Variation

      8:36
    • 4. Lesson 3 Saemisch Variation with Best Play

      4:56
    • 5. Lesson 4 The Saemisch Variation with Ne4

      6:40
    • 6. Lesson 5 Taking the Initiative From White

      6:34
    • 7. Lesson 6 The Rubenstein Variation

      6:26
    • 8. Lesson 7 The Rubenstein Poisoned Pawn Variation

      7:14
    • 9. Lesson 8 The Rubenstein with Best Play

      11:22
    • 10. Lesson 9 The Gligoric System

      14:59
    • 11. Lesson 10 The Gligoric Variation with Best Play

      6:14
    • 12. Lesson 11 The Kasparov Variation

      7:12
    • 13. Lesson 12 The Kasparov Variation with Best Play

      11:10
    • 14. Lesson 13 The f3 Variation

      11:20
    • 15. Lesson 14 f3 Variation with e4

      13:44
    • 16. Lesson 15 Nimzo Indian Conclusion

      2:04

About This Class

The Nimzo-Indian Defense is a powerful weapon used as black as a response to 1. d4.

This chess opening, first made popular by the legendary Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch, has been used by players of all levels for decades and is still a favorite of the top chess Grandmasters in the world due to its very effective results.

By playing aggressively against white's choice of 1. d4 as an opening move, black puts white on the defensive immediately and has many ways to play for a win.

In this course, you will learn:

1. The principles that make this opening so effective for black

2. The specific moves to play for a great position no matter what your opponent does

3. The powerful Rubenstein System

4. The super effective Kasparov Variation

5. The Saemisch Variation

6. The f3 Variation

7. Much More

Join the course and add the Nimzo-Indian Defense to your arsenal of chess weapons!