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Robert Huebner vs Nick de Firmian
Manila Interzonal (1990), Manila PHI, rd 10, Jul-10
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Fischer Variation (E44)  ·  1-0


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Jun-21-14  Howard: This game wasn't played in a "world cup" but actually at the 1990 interzonal, in Manila.
Nov-08-18  Saniyat24: I came here from pg-107 of Tony Koesten's, New Ideas in The Nimzo-Indian Defence. There's a diagram of this game after de Firmian moved his Rook to c7 which gets a ? from the author...
Nov-08-18  Howard: This game, unfortunately, was the beginning of DeFirmian's downfall at the interzonal. Going into this game, he was at +3, and had decent chances of qualifying for the Candidates.

But, he lost this game from what was a favorable position, and another loss later eliminated him.

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  whiteshark: <35...Rc7??> was a fatal blunder. With <35...Qe6> black could have fought on.
Nov-09-18  Howard: Looks like time trouble to me.
Nov-10-18  Telemus: <Howard: ... from what was a favorable position> I would like to know where Black should have had an advantage.

The game was analysed by Ambroz in the tournament book and he didn't mention any advantage for Black. The game is not presented in the Chess Informants for 1990 (nos. 49 & 50). I have also tried engines.

For me, the game looks balanced after the opening, and it seems White is trying something, while Black moves back and forth a few times.

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