Volume 1: A Complete Guide to the Rubinstein Variation
The Rubinstein variation of the Nimzo-Indian (1.d4,Nf6; 2.c4,e6; 3.Nc3,Bb4; 4.e3) is one of the most important systems in the opening and presents a seriouschallenge to Black's strategy. It was a favourite ot great strategists such as Mikhail Botvinnik and Svetozar Gligoric.
In this ground-breaking and well-structured book, one of todays greatest Nimzo-Indian experts presents a complete guide to the important 4.e3 (Rubinstein) Variation. With a combination of analysis and explanation he offers readers a clear guide to the complexities of the opening and shares his own conclusions with them.
Playing this opening successfully requires a thorough positional understanding and Ivan Sokolov clearly presents the ideas, structures and plans in the various continuations, as well as quite a few new ideas and previously unknown resources for both Black and White.
Ivan Sokolov is a top Grandmaster who was born in Bosnia in 1968. He was Yugoslav champion in 1988 and Dutch champion in 1995 and 1998. He rose to the number 12 spot in the FIDE world rankings. In his time Sokolov has beaten world chess champions like Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand.
Published 2012, softback, 411 pages.View sample pages (pdf)