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  1. 14 Jul '11 16:52 / 2 edits
    Long term, with all things being equal and the absolute bottom line - which do you think is the better defense to 1.d4, 2.c4, 3.Nc3?
  2. 14 Jul '11 17:06 / 1 edit
    Nimzo-Indian is probably the best defense to 1.d4, there are a lot of players that believe after 3.Bb4 black is already equal or better. I remember Seirawan and Aagaard saying this. Also there's the bonus that the Nimzo is incredibly easy to play for black, just follow general principles and you should have a good game. There's a reason 3.Nf3 is more popular than 3.Nc3.
  3. 14 Jul '11 17:47
    if you know your Grunfeld to perfection (who does?) then it is probably a strong weapon. too much theory for me, though.
    nimzo is more straight forward.
  4. Standard member chessicle
    The Chessicle
    14 Jul '11 20:27 / 1 edit
    The Nimzo has the advantage of producing some of the most fascinating positions in chess, whereas the Grunfeld is just pieces splattered everywhere - it just doesn't appeal to my ordered mind!

    Objectively, neither might be "best"? QGD, Slav, Semi-Slav, KID, Benoni?
  5. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    14 Jul '11 22:00
    The Grunfeld probably gives better chances to play for a win but I prefer the Nimzo.