Ever since Nimzowitsch introduced his flexible, dynamic defence to the queen's pawn, debate has raged over White's best reply. Many variations have been in and out of fashion, but one line in particular has proved an enduring weapon - the sound and solid 4 e3 line, known as the Rubinstein Variation. The 4 e3 Nimzo is extraordinarily rich in strategy. All manner of different central pawn-structures can arise, such as the blocked centre characteristic of the Hübner Variation and a variety of IQP positions. This comprehensive coverage contains 18 chapters of analysis in two parts. Part one covers 4..0-0 and part two examines other 4th moves for Black. Does not include transpositions to the Saemisch System.
Carsten Hansen is a FIDE Master from Denmark. He has a reputation for writing well-researched, thorough books on major opening systems.
Published 2002, softback, 320 pages.Sample pages (pdf)