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Alexander Alekhine vs Aron Nimzowitsch
"AA Battery" (game of the day Apr-29-17)
San Remo (1930)  ·  French Defense: Winawer. Bogoljubow Variation (C17)  ·  1-0
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Mar-05-13  Garech: Amazing to see Nimzowitch get himself into such a positional mess; a rare event given his innate understanding of the game.

-Garech

Mar-06-13
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  perfidious: The next year, Nimzowitsch chose a more open fight in the Winawer French, but this also availed him naught: Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1931.
Mar-06-13  JimNorCal: I've read that during the period San Remo 1930 and Bled 1931 Alekhine was at the top of his game.
Aug-15-13  BlackFront: Alekhine moves in for the kill: http://www.audiovis.nac.gov.pl/obra...
Aug-28-13  Dragi: Capablanca and Alekhine ,both , simply loved to put Nimzowitsch in the zug zwang position
Aug-28-13
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  parisattack: I've long appreciated Nimzo's games and his contributions to chess. But Alekhine was at least one full step ahead as a player.
Dec-23-13  MarkFinan: 27...b5 just baffles me! But then again so does the final position to be honest! Think ill watch KC's video, I'm sure he'll shed some light on it for me.
Jan-19-14
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  Jonathan Sarfati: <MarkFinan:> 27... b5 was necessary to stop White playing 28. b5, winning the pinned ♘.
Mar-17-14
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  Eduardo Bermudez: Alekhine at its maximum level of player !
Apr-15-15
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  Jambow: As a person who has fired the guns of the Mighty Mo I appreciate the use of Alekhine's cannon.

It just keeps getting worse and worse for Nimzo...

May-10-15  A.T PhoneHome: Alekhine was just unbelievable. Not only was his chess strong, he also liked to make an impression.

Well, you impressed me!

May-10-15
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  RookFile: Lasker put it well in his "Manual of Chess" - "that which is immobile must suffer violence". That's the basic problem with Nimzo's play in this game. He just thinks he's going to set up a wall, and Alekhine won't be able to knock it down. Well, of course Alekhine can, he just is patient about how he goes about it.
May-11-15  A.T PhoneHome: Sometimes I've felt that Nimzowitsch ignored many simple routes in trying to establish a fortress or anything in accordance with his hypermodern style.

Of course he was a strong player and all, but against the very best it didn't work out so well because they knew they had the option to simply ignore Nimzowitsch gameplay ideas and avoid them effectively.

Similar kind of stubborness can be seen in Bent Larsen's chess. Very good player, but against the very best his ways weren't necessarily the best.

Jul-09-15  EhsanBalani: Against "Alekhine's Gun" you'll find no defense.
Jan-10-16
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  offramp: This game was the theme of Listener Crossword number 4377, the solution of which can be found here: http://listenwithothers.com/2016/01.... The Listener is a very hard British cryptic crossword puzzle.
Feb-14-16
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  RookFile: 16. Nxb7 is kind of shocking. You don't see that one coming when white plays to bring the knight to the strong d6 square.
Jan-11-17
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  Eduardo Bermudez: Bravo Alekhine !!
Jan-12-17  Sularus: you could feel the excitement when he was building his gun
Jan-12-17  Sularus: also, black the way black is slowly squeezed is delightful!
Jan-12-17
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  Boomie: ->

14...f5 struck me as either useless or damaging to black's position.

Black needs to settle the queen side.

14...a5 15. b5 Nb4


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Although black's bishop is dreadful, what French queen's bishop isn't? It now makes no sense for white to trade that magnificent Springer for the execrable prelate.

Does black have time to challenge the knight? If so, the c-file becomes a trading post for the heavy artillery. It's not at all clear how white would win the endgame.

Apr-29-17
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I think Alekhine should have played 10.a4, and Nimzowitsch had to play 10...Bxb5 and 11...a6. Instead, his 10...Qd7 forced White to play a good move with 11.a4 (and when was that ever a good idea vs. AA?), and the game already looks very bad for Black.
Apr-29-17  Eusebius: Mind-boggling. Castle with 19th move... Alexander was very self-confident in this game.
Apr-29-17
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  offramp: Earlier that day Nimzowitsch had said to himself, <"For today's game I am simply going to lie down and die.">

And he did!

Apr-29-17  blunderclap: <offramp - "For today's game I am simply going to lie down and die.">

One of the most brilliant losses I've ever seen!

Apr-29-17  catlover: I think I saw this game in a collection somewhere (by Fred Reinfeld?), entitled "The Immortal Zugzwang Game".
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