[December 05, 2017] Updated Opening Line by GM Vadim Zvjaginsev:
Nimzo-Indian Defense, Classical Variation – Noa Variation (Romanishin Variation & Beliavsky Gambit)

[Line 177 : 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5]

Line 177 deals with the Romanishin Variation that starts with 5… Qxd5, which is often followed by Qf5. The main line here is 6. Nf3 Qf5, where after 7. Qd1 e5 (in the so-called Beliavsky Gambit), Black typically gets a very good game.

White usually opts for 7. Qb3, and after 7… Nc6 8. Bd2 O-O 9. h3!? with the idea g4 (introduced in the 6th game of the Anand – Kramnik match, Bonn 2008) has become quite popular among the world class players in recent years.

[Diagram: White to Move] How should White continue to get out of the complications with considerable advantage?

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