||The Nimzowitsch (or Nimzovitch) Defence is one of the more rarely
played (or irregular) King's Pawn defences. It has
been known since the 16th century but was re-introduced by Aaron Nimzowitsch
(1886-1935), who from 1925-1930 was the third strongest player in the world.
|Black opens with his Queen's Knight,
avoiding early occupation of the centre
(move 1wb, left) so as to have a target to
attack when White fills the void.|
|The Nimzowitsch Queen's Pawn
Defence has some similarities, and an early withdrawal of Black's
QKt in the Bogolubow Variation
(move 4b, right) is a typical variation
of the defensive main line.