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|Nov-10-12|| ||OhioChessFan: <Siggy: Nimzowitsch must have realized that, after 21... Nd8 22. Rac1 Rxc2 23. Rxc2 Rc8 24. Rxc8 Nxc8 25. Qc3! Ne7 26. Qc7, White would be clearly better.>|
No way Black gives up the back rank like that. 23...Rc8? Not sure what is best, but that is suicide.
|Nov-10-12|| ||OhioChessFan: Lazy tonight. I tried 23...Ng6 which I am pretty sure is best and then tossed it in Fritz. 24. Qc1 Qe7 25. Rc6 Qxb4 26. Bc6 Rb8 27. Be8 Not sure what Fritz is doing, but Black is at least still breathing.|
|Nov-23-12|| ||Eduardo Bermudez: I like too much this game !!|
|Feb-15-13|| ||IndigoViolet: <Happiness is a Warm Gun>|
|Feb-15-13|| ||hyperactivemodernist: Alekhine is celebrated as one of the greatest tacticians in history, but this game shows his mastery of positional chess. By the 18th move, Nimzowitsch is completely smothered.|
|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.|
|Mar-06-13|| ||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|| ||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|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: <MarkFinan:> 27... b5 was necessary to stop White playing 28. b5, winning the pinned ♘.|
|Mar-17-14|| ||Eduardo Bermudez: Alekhine at its maximum level of player !|
|Apr-15-15|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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.
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