House of Staunton Holiday Central 

  • 12 Days of Chessmas coming soon!
  • New Products at The House of Staunton! Chess Pieces, Chessboards, Books, DVDs, & More!
  • House of Staunton Gift Ideas
  • holiday shipping

Play the 4. f3 Nimzo-Indian

The Most Aggressive Response to the Nimzo Explained by One of it's Leading Exponents

Product Code: B0035GB

Play the 4. f3 Nimzo-Indian

Alternative Views:


Publisher: Gambit
Author: Yuri Yakovich
Year of Publication: 2004

Pages: 128
Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)

Book DescriptionThe Nimzo-Indian is an extremely popular and reliable defence, upon which most world champions have relied at some point in their careers. Black controls the vital e4-square with his pieces, and retains total flexibility with his central pawns. By playing 4. f3, White challenges Black's idea head-on. Either Black grants White control of e4, or else he must commit his pawn to d5, whereupon White can begin concrete action in the center. The result is sharp, forcing play of a type that is rare in the early stages of most Nimzo-Indians. 4. f3 is an excellent choice for ambitious players who are willing to prepare carefully, as it can be used to steamroller opponents who have not worked out an accurate response.
The 4. f3 Nimzo enjoyed a period of great popularity in the early 1990s, following a number of spectacular victories by the teenage Alexei Shirov. However, good responses were found and the line's popularity declined. A number of players quietly worked away at revitalizing 4. f3, and it is now once again a potent weapon. Following its period out of the limelight, it has now regained its surprise value, which will be greatly valued by club players wishing to spring 4. f3 on their opponents. 

About the Author: Yuri Yakovich is a well-known grandmaster and chess trainer from Samara, Russia. His tournament victories include Gistrup 1997 and San Antonio 1999 and 2001.

Returns & Exchanges

This is a Specialty Item and All Sales are Final. No refunds, returns or exchanges are allowed. 


Media Mail Eligible

Media Mail® shipping from the US Postal Service is the cost-effective way to ship Books, Software and DVDs. With shipping rates starting at only 4.00, it's the most affordable shipping method available.

Regular Price: $14.95

Our Price: $4.00


Product Details

ISBN 9.78E+12
Manufacturer Gambit Publishing
Author(s) Yuri Yakovich
Pages 128 Pages
Publication Date Jan 1, 2005
Notation Type FAN - Figurine
Hardcover? N/A
Book Edition N/A

What Our Customers Are Saying About The House Of Staunton