Nc6 Team of Lichess

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This is a club for all the lichess members who play 1...Nc6 with black against anything (e4, d4, c4, Nf3, etc), everything, used to play it, or are just a fan who enjoys the ideas in the opening.

It's not a dumb, passive opening- we can make it a very interesting, good, and fun one!

Feel free to discuss all kinds of Nc6 related ideas in the forum, just please be Kind, Respectful, and DON'T personally attack anyone based on their preferred openings! Thank you! :)

September 2nd. Team Founded by FunnyAnimatorJimTV
NOTE: I am not calling 1...Nc6 the Nimzowitsch Defense, Mikenas Defense or by any one name. I'm just calling it "Nc6". The reason is because different names are assigned to different color complexes and structures, e.g. "Nimzowitsch Defense" is based on 1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 and a light square strategy for black, but it's actually more popular for black to play an early ...e5 if possible and aim for a dark square strategy, which has nothing to do with Nimzowitsch's lines.

The book "The Dark Knight System" by FM James Schuyler is a great book for anybody that wants to learn a lot about Nc6 (NOT sponsored, it's a really good book)
Location: Lichess


Nc6-website relaunchMoritex •

I relaunched my website about The Dark Knight System (1... Nc6 against nearly everything). Up to now it was a pure German website, now its bilingual (German/English).

Need Feedback!mysterie •

Hey you guys! I wanted to personally thank you for your support! Since last year my hard work on covering the Nimzowitsch Defense has gotten more recognition and for that I'm grateful. It makes my

Nc6-tournament? FunnyAnimatorJimTV •

@mysterie I guess they would have to call it Nimzowitsch Defense Arena (I wish people would stop calling it that xD) but it is not listed in the list of opening positions for custom tournaments, so I

Nc6-tournament? mysterie •

Hey guys! Does anyone know if there's been a tournament here on lichess starring Nc6 as the opening move? Usually you may see: "Scotch Rapid Arena" or "Najdorf Blitz Arena" and many others. Any clues?

Mysterie's Amazing Nc6/Nimzowistch Defense Study RepertoireFunnyAnimatorJimTV •

I just wanted to let people know about fellow lichess user and huge Nc6 advocate @mysterie's Nimzowitsch Defense black repertoire study on lichess! He's poured over 600 hours into it and it's chock fu

Nc6 Team of Lichess forumMoritex •

My German website gives an overview over The Dark Knight System (1. ... Nc6 against nearly everything), including literature hints and a database (amateur games with 1. ... Nc6).

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