Nimzo-Indian1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4
The basic position for the Nimzo-Indian Defence, a traditional and strong plan against 1. d2-d4. Black develops both of his kingside pieces and is ready to castle. The bishop on b4 is pinning the knight on c3 which gives Black indirect influence over the central squares. Sometimes Black exchanges the bishop for the knight and inflicts doubled pawns on White, who, however, obtains in return the strong bishop pair. White has numerous ideas with which to combat the Nimzo-Indian Defence.
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