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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Aron Nimzowitsch
San Sebastian (1912), San Sebastian ESP, rd 18, Mar-14
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation (B12)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Feb-25-09  WhiteRook48: 35...Ne2+?!
Nov-08-12  Naniwazu: The repeated offer of a queen exchange is amusing. Annotating this game in 'Rigasche Rundschau' Nimzowitsch claims that he is the originator of the maneuver Qb6-a6. This is not true. The database contains at least one example of another game where this maneuver was played Bird vs Mackenzie, 1878. The modern way of playing the same idea is Qa5+ followed by Qa6 Weenink vs Reti, 1923.

16. c4! is a great move praised by both Tarrasch and Nimzowitsch who calls it a "beautiful and bold move!". In a very un-dogmatic way Tarrasch gives up the d5-square, but gets in compensation the d6 as well as c4 and e4 squares.

With 20...Nc7 Black heads for the d5 square, but the move momentarily relinquishes the pressure on the b4-point allowing White to play 21. a4! Black cannot play 21...Qxb4 due to 22. Rfb1 Qe7 23. Rxb7 .

After 29. Nxh4 and 30. Qe4 White loses and d-pawn and his advantage.

Nov-08-12  sneaky pete: <Naniwazu> Bird vs Mackenzie, 1878 is a phony. The game was never played and is really Schlechter vs Duras, 1912 from round 21 if the San Sebastian tournament. The Nimzowitsch game was played 4 days earlier in round 18.
Nov-08-12  Naniwazu: <sneaky pete> Thank you! I stand corrected.. I suppose that's why it's a good idea to read the comments first before posting. May the spirit of Nimzowitsch forgive me for ever doubting him!
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  Gypsy: Duras vs Nimzowitsch, 1912 precedes both, Tarrasch-Nimzo and Duras-Schechter, it was played in Round 8.
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