Andrew Martin: Nimzowitsch Defence: 1.e4 Nc6
Nimzo’s other defence, 1 e4 Nc6!?, is a fascinating opening which can lead to diverse types of positions. Black is not committed to anything; in fact he may encounter different pawn structures and varied development plans out of the variations that arise. On this all-new ChessBase DVD, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin maps out an aggressive repertoire for Black, which is ideal for the club player. Few below the rating of 2000 will know what to do against 1..Nc6 and could easily get into a disasterous mess right out of the opening. The repertoire consists of:
1.e4 Nc6 2. Nf3
a) 2..d6 (Tough, positional)
b) 2...d5 (Open, aggressive, unorthodox)
1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5! (Solid with attacking intent)
1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 e6! (A Nimzovich favourite in the French, which is very topical in 2015).
If you like soundly-based, but unorthodox chess, then 1. e4 Nc6 might very well be the opening for you. It’ s a perfect surprise weapon and designed for Black to play for the win.
• Video running time: 4 h 08 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: 50 Model games
• Including CB 12 Reader
Andrew Martin is an English chess player with the title of International Master. He has won various national and international tournaments and was a commentator on the chess world championship between Kasparov and Kramnik in 2000. He is known as a professional chess teacher and head trainer of the English youth team. He is a chess columnist, an author of chess books and the author of various instructional videos. He was the publisher of the series Trends Publications. Andrew Martin has recorded extensively for Chessbase since 2004.