The Strategic Nimzo-Indian - VOLUME 1

    A Complete Guide to the Rubinstein Variation

    The Strategic Nimzo-Indian - VOLUME 1
    img
    Our Price: $29.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0114NIC

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: July 16, 2012
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 416 Pages

    Book Description

    The Nimzo-Indian Defence continues to be one of the most important chess openings, both at club level and with top players. In recent years it has undergone a number of significant changes and it's high time for a thorough look at the current state of affairs. Top grandmaster Ivan Sokolov is the perfect authority to do so.

    The Strategic Nimzo-Indian: A Complete Guide to the Rubinstein Variation' is the first of a two-part series. In this ground-breaking and clearly structured first volume, Sokolov investigates all lines after the move 4.e3. Volume 2 will be about 4.a3, the S4.a3, the Sämisch Variation. Inspired by great masters like Mikhail Botvinnik, Ivan Sokolov has played the Rubinstein Variation all his life, and he has even beaten World Champion Garry Kasparov with it. Although play can become very sharp, the Nimzo-Indian requires a profound positional understanding. Ivan Sokolov does not simply give variations, but provides clear explanations of the structures and plans in the various branches, and presents new ideas and resources for both Black and White. Each chapter ends with a summary containing key strategic and tactical advice.

    About the Author(s)

    Ivan Sokolov is a top grandmaster who was born in Bosnia in 1968. He was Yugoslav champion in 1988 and Dutch champion in 1995 and 1998. He rose to the number 12 spot in the FIDE world rankings. In his rich career Sokolov has beaten world chess champions like Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand.

    Related Products

    • Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2
      Principles of Pawn Play and the Center

      Publisher: ISHI Press
      Author: Ludek Pachman
      Year of Publication: 2012 (Reprint) Pages: 185
      Notation Type: Descriptive (DN)


      Book Description Continuing his major work on strategy and tactics in modern chess, the internationalyl renowned Grandmaster, Ludek Pachman, now turns his attention to the play of the pawns and the achievement of control of the center squares. Though the pawns are the weakest pieces in chess, their importance in determining the character of the attack (and defense) and the development of strategic play cannot be underestimated. Pawns are essential to the protection of important squares and pieces. They are the best means of blockading enemy pawns and when correctly deployed, their advance can open vital files and diagonals, thereby creating weaknesses in the opposite position. Despite its limited power, the pawn has one special advantage over other pieces in that it can be promoted when it reaches the eighth rank; a successful pawn advance can completely change the balance of power and the outcome of a game. Pawns have aptly been described as "the soul of chess." Vital of chess mastery is a basic understanding of the importance of control of the center squares. The effectiveness of the pieces depend upon the strength of their position and center control creates a vital sapatial superiority. The effective play of the pawns and center control have been touched upon on other works, but seldom with the insight and lucidity revealed in this second volume of Pachman's masterwork.
      img

      Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2

      Principles of Pawn Play and the Center
      Catalog Code: B0139IS
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Your Chess Questions Answered
      This text is aimed at the player who knows the moves but wants to know more. It has been written by an experienced chess teacher who understands the needs of inexperienced players. Embarrassing questions answered before you even ask them! A unique 'agony aunt' approach. Written by an experienced chess teacher who understands the needs of inexperienced players.
      img

      Your Chess Questions Answered

      Catalog Code: B0055OB
      Our Price: $9.95

    • EBOOK - Starting Out - English
      Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the English Opening. The English is a sophisticated and popular opening system that is suitable for all types of players and can lead to both positional and tactical middlegames. Many of the world's top players, including Kasparov and Kramnik, include the English in their openings weaponry.
      img

      EBOOK - Starting Out - English

      Catalog Code: E-B0024EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • The Trompowsky Attack
      One of the most dynamic and attacking of all chess openings, the search for new ideas in the Trompowsky has gone beyond the rare and bizarre into the realm of the unorthodox and even bizarre. Somewhere in between lies a widely misunderstood and often mishandled device known as the Trompowsky Attack. Still a relatively young and evolving opening, this really took off in the 1980's and early 90's. This dynamic, attacking system has become a staple in the repertoires of many GM's. Of particular note, England's Julian Hodgson is often credited as the leading innovator of new, fresh Trompowsky ideas
      img

      The Trompowsky Attack

      Catalog Code: CB0002CD

      Regular Price: $7.95

      Special Price: $3.18


    • The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 4 - VOLUME 2
      Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship.
      img

      The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 4 - VOLUME 2

      Catalog Code: B0042QT
      Our Price: $34.95

    • The Sharpest Sicilian 2012
      Five years after the first edition, the book was completely rewritten and redesigned. While remaining true to the original structure, this new edition underwent major changes.
      img

      The Sharpest Sicilian 2012

      Catalog Code: B0045EU
      Our Price: $27.95

    • Combinations - The Heart of Chess
      Explanations for the famous and less well-known combinations of Tarrasch, Botvinnik, Nimzovich, Steinitz, Rubinstein; the dazzling brilliancies of Morphy, Keres and Alekhine; the deadly attacks of Marshall; the unfathomable plays of Lasker; and the matchless creations of Capablanca and many others. 356 diagrams.
      img

      Combinations - The Heart of Chess

      Catalog Code: B0007DV
      Our Price: $12.95

    • Modern Chess Preparation
      Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age
      With powerful anecdotes and many instructive high-level games, Tukmakov explains how you can organize your homework, focus your efforts, and arrive at a viable game plan.
      img

      Modern Chess Preparation

      Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age
      Catalog Code: B0115NIC
      Our Price: $26.95

    • EBOOK - Why we Lose at Chess
      The main reason why we lose at chess is no big secret: we all make unnecessary mistakes! But simply acknowledging this fact isn't enough to help us improve. The big question is, how can we eliminate these mistakes from our game, or at least keep them to an absolute minimum?
      img

      EBOOK - Why we Lose at Chess

      Catalog Code: E-B0303EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • 1001 Deadly Checkmates
      Solve the Puzzles and Measure Your Skill!
      For all chess-players, from beginners to world champions, from kids to seniors, delivering checkmate is the greatest thrill the game has to offer. The ability to spot checkmates is a vital skill - and this easy-to-use book shows you how it is done. With the help of Grandmaster John Nunn, you will be ready to shock your next opponent with a deadly checkmate, whether in a school match, a club tournament - or even a championship game!
      img

      1001 Deadly Checkmates

      Solve the Puzzles and Measure Your Skill!
      Catalog Code: B0139GB
      Our Price: $24.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb