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|Jul-06-06|| ||themadhair: <ganstaman><Have you tried this much? How does it work out for you?> Quite good for blitz and I have naffled a few draws against fritz in 5 mins so it can't be all bad.|
Pawn structure number 4 is worth paying closest attention to though:
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Most common (at least the way I play it) and that weak c-pawn is usually good for an even game. And yes, queens indian transpositions are very common.
|Jul-08-06|| ||James Demery: I would like to learn the Nimzo Indian but good gracious sakes alive look at all the variations. Is there an effective defense against 1. d4 that is easier to learn for a patzer like me?|
|Jul-08-06|| ||themadhair: <James Demery> Depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a nice and easy system for black that requires little to learn then I advise the same as <suenteus po 147> suggests above - try the Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch (D32).|
|Jul-08-06|| ||Open Defence: <James Demery> the Queen's Gambit Declined Tarrasch Defence is a good defence to 1.d4 especially for those who are not yet rated very high.... having a solid opening repetoire that is not too theory intensive can give you more time for working on end game and middle game technique....|
|Jul-10-06|| ||James Demery: I tried the Tarrasch and I had problems in the endgame. I just can`t figure out how to defend the isolated pawn I always end up with. Schiller says its one of his favorites , but Masters just know how to deal with those problems I guess.|
|Jul-10-06|| ||RookFile: Well, try the Semi-Tarrasch instead, then.|
|Jul-10-06|| ||themadhair: <James Demery> What openings do you like to play against e4? There may be a d4 analog of it. Could you post your game?|
|Jul-10-06|| ||James Demery: I`ve been playing the Sicilian against e4. I thought about maybe the Dutch since maybe it would be analagous to c5 against e4. My biggest problem really is time. Like most of you I`m sure I can`t really devote as much time to chess as I would like. I don`t record my games themadhair and I guess I should to improve.|
|Jul-10-06|| ||themadhair: I can't really see the dutch being similar to the sicilian. How about this - learn the queens gambit accepted. One opening that will have you in good stead against 95% of queens pawn openings.
What time control do you play at?|
|Jul-10-06|| ||James Demery: I`ve been playing on Yahoo at unlimited time controls , but my computer is messing up right now and I can`t get onto Yahoo. Chess is like anything in life I suppose. You get out of it what you put into it.|
|Jul-10-06|| ||themadhair: <I`ve been playing on Yahoo>*shudders*. To be honest the best I advice I can give at the moment is to pick a few different openings and try them out for a bit. Every new opening brings a few loses to start with. The more you play an opening the more you will learn about it. Try recording your moves and then seeing what GM's played in those positions. (Gee - I wonder where you can get a database of GM games online to look at) If you persevere with this you will see results - but like most things the more you put in the more you get out. No real shortcuts here.|
|Jul-10-06|| ||WannaBe: I can't agree with <themadhair> more, it took me probably 20 some odd games before I really got the hang of the Najdorf. And I still don't know jack-sheeeeet about it.|
|Jul-10-06|| ||themadhair: <WannaBe> Shouldn't that be <I couldn't agree..>? I'm just wondering is that an americanism.|
|Jul-10-06|| ||WannaBe: <themadhair> So English isn't my first language. So sow me.|
|Jul-10-06|| ||themadhair: <So sow me.> Now that is an americanism :)|
|Jul-12-06|| ||James Demery: LOL themadhair. Yahoo chess makes you shudder? I guess it doesn`t exactly rank up there with ICC does it? At my level though its fine. My rating there is 1331 so neither Topalov or Anand are looking over their shoulder to see if I`m catching them. ( ;-)|
|Oct-17-06|| ||soughzin: What do all you Nimzo-ers play against the english? Is playing Bb4 and taking on the knight after an a3 thought of as respectable by theory? I ask partly because I'm thinking of making the nimzo/QID my d4 defense. thanks|
|Nov-15-06|| ||Archives: If anyone out there has read the book "Dangerous Weapons: The Nimzo Indian" (by Emms, Ward & Palliser), could you please tell me what it is like. What it covers, how advanced it is etc.|
I cannot find a review of it online.
|Nov-15-06|| ||Archives: Ooooh just found a review at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...|
But still, if anyone has it, let me know what you think of it please.
|Nov-15-06|| ||Archives: Yay, after alot of searching I found the contents of the book...|
1 A Dangerous d-pawn: 4.Qc2 0-0 5.Bg5 c5 6.d5!?
2 Seizing the Initiative with ...b5!: 4.Qc2 0-0 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qc3 b5!?
3 Wanting it all (Part 1): 4.Qc2 0-0 5.e4!? d5
4 Wanting it all (Part 2): 4.Qc2 0-0 5.e4!? c5 and 5...d6
5 The Romanishin Gambit: 4.Qc2 d5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 c5!? 7.dxc5 d4
6 The Topalov Gambit: 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 c5!?
7 A Modern Twist: 4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nge2 cxd4 7.exd4 d5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.a3!?
8 Another Vitolinsh Specialty: 4.e3 0-0 5.Ne2 b5!?
9 Baguio City Revisited: 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 c5 6.d5!?
10 An Idealistic Advance: 4.e3 Ne4!?
11 A Break from Kasparov: 4.Nf3 c5 5.d5!?
12 The Milov Gambit: 4.Nf3 b6 5.Bg5 Bb7 6.Nd2 h6 7.Bh4 c5 8.d5!?
13 Going Dutch: 4.Nf3 Ne4!?
14 The Undershooting Bishop: 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 c5 6.e3 b6!?
15 A souped-up Blumenfeld!: 4.f3 c5 5.d5 0-0 6.e4 b5!?
|May-20-07|| ||Bafometh: I would like to know which are the most secure lines with minimum but persistent advantage for white in this defenssive system?|
|May-20-07|| ||Shajmaty: <Bafometh: I would like to know which are the most secure lines with minimum but persistent advantage for white in this defenssive system?> Both 4. e3 (Rubinstein), aiming for Bd3 , Nf3 and 0-0, and 4. Qc2 (Classical/Capablanca, avoiding doubled pawns).|
|May-20-07|| ||euripides: <Baf,shaj> My experience with 4.Qc2 is that, despite its good reputation, it is very tricky to play; White gets long-run positional assets at the cost of allowing Black some dangerous counterplay. I think 4.e3 may be safer at the amateur level.|
|May-24-07|| ||Shajmaty: <euripides: [...] I think 4.e3 may be safer at the amateur level.> Yeah, maybe safer... although Black can still worry you with lines with b6+c5, or even Nc6.|
|Dec-03-07|| ||Cactus: Really, it's just a question of taste, but the Classical and Rubinstein variations are both good. However, they are also quite different. The classical sometimes get pretty tactical- the Grand Variation may be the craziest sound opening variation there is. The Rubinstein might be more positional, so, I suppose, it's a matter of style.|
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