- adj. chess Of or pertaining to a particular version of the Indian defense, characterised by the moves d4 Nf6, c4 e6, Nc3 Bb4 in algebraic chess notation.
- From the name of Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch and Indian. (Wiktionary)
“Josef Noa (1856-1903) used to play before Aaron Nimzovich (1886-1935) and which Ragozin (1908-1962) re-invented after Nimzovich and the Nimzo-Indian Defense.”
“He played g3 against Anand's Nimzo-Indian and made winning look surprisingly easy.”
“Incidentally, when I studied chess openings everyone played 4. e3 against the Nimzo-Indian.”
“Meanwhile, Shen Yang and Nadezda Kosintseva are testing the Nimzo-Indian once again, only this time Kosintseva deviated from the earlier game and played the "mainstream" 6...b6.”
“Her decisive quaterfinal victory against Ukraine's Anna Ushenina came in a Nimzo-Indian variation that debuted in a world championship match in 1993 in London.”
“Nimzo-Indian Defence, Rubinstein System, 4 ... c5 Variation …”
“Nimzo-Indian Defence, Rubinstein System, 4 ... b6 Variation …”
“No Catalan today - Anand goes for a more meaty Nimzo-Indian.”
“This concept, first played in 2009 by Anish Giri, who was leading the B section of Corus, is at first surprising because it creates the same pawn structure as some Nimzo-Indian defences, where Black cedes the dark square bishop to double the pawns.”
“Of course, you now only face Al's various Sicilian and Nimzo-Indian defenses, and none of his Barnes Opening-esque offense.”
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