The Nimzo-Indian Defence

An solid aggressive and simple system against the Nimzo-Indian Defence
- The Rubinstein variation with 4. e3


This opening paper focuses on a solid and simple move against the Nimzo-Indian defence namely 4.e3. This is referred to as the Rubinstein Variation. This paper provides some key template plans for re-use in your own games. The example games in the appendices can make your re-assured about handling other possibilities.



Starting Position

4... c5
4... 0-0
4... b6



Further reading

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Appendix 1 - 65 Examples of 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Nge2
Appendix 2 - 231 Examples of 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.cxd5 (immediately releasing some tension)
Appendix 3 - 122 examples of 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 b6 5.f3


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Paper 1st evolution: 2nd March 1999
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