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Wary RAT Nimzo-Indian Defence PERGAMON CHESS OPENINGS General Editor: Craig Pritchett Executive Editor: Martin J. Richardson Other Titles in the Series BASMAN, M. Play the St. George ESTRIN, Y.B. & GLASKOV, I.B. Play the King’s Gambit Volume 1 — King’s Gambit Accepted Volume 2 — King’s Gambit Declined MAROVIC, D. Play the King’s Indian Defence VARNUSZ, E. Play the Caro-Kann WATSON, T. L. Play the French PLAY THE NIMZO-INDIAN DEFENCE By S. GLIGORIC International Grandmaster PERGAMON PRESS OXFORD - NEW YORK - TORONTO « SYDNEY - PARIS - FRANKFURT UK. US.A. CANADA AUSTRALIA _ FRANCE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY Pergamon Press Ltd., Headington Hill Hall, Oxford OX3 OBW, England Pergamon Press Inc., Maxwell House, Fairview Park, Elmsford, New York 10523, U.S.A. Pergamon Press Canada Ltd., Suite 104, 150 Consumers Road, Willowdale, Ontario M2J 1P9, Canada Pergamon Press (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., P.O. Box 544, Potts Point, N.S.W. 2011, Australia Pergamon Press SARL, 24 rue des Ecoles, 75240 Paris, Cedex 05, France Pergamon Press GmbH, Hammerweg 6, 1.6242 Kronberg-Taunus, Federal Republic of Germany Copyright © 1985. S. Gligoric All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means: electronic, electrostatic, magnetic tape, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without permission in writing from the publishers. First edition 1985 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Gligorié, S. Play the Nimzo-Indian defence—(Pergamon chess openings) 1. Chess Openings L. Title 794.122 GV1450.2 Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Gligorié, Svetozar. Play the Nimzo-Indian defence. (Pergamon chess openings) Includes indexes. 1. Chess Openings. I. Title. HI. Series GV1450.2.G55 1984 794.122 83-25073 ISBN 0-08-026928-1 (Hardcover) ISBN 0-08-026927-3 (Flexicover) Printed in Hungary Contents INTRODUCTION . vii PARTI Siimisch Variation .. 3 Gheorghiu Variatic 19 Botvinnik’s Variation ... 25 Capablanca’s Variation ...... 30 Flexible Variation ...... 41 ‘Spassky’s (Leningrad) Variation 51 Alekhine’s Variation 57 PART t Fischer’s Variation ... Dutch Variation . Keres Variation Tal’s Variation « Taimanov’s Variation . Hiibner’s Variation . Rubinstein’s Variation .