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|Oct-13-06|| ||cizio2: Once again it seems that Aaron Nimzowitsch writes about chess in a way and plays in another way.|
|Sep-27-07|| ||MrSpock: Capablanca himself, a very proud man when it came to admitting mistakes, did not even claim to have sacrified the pawn, and in fact, in his notes in "My Chess Career", strongly implies that he just moved quickly and lost a pawn. He calls 8. ... g6 "a novel idea, brought out at the spur of the moment". (Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy, John Watson 1998)|
|Sep-27-07|| ||MrSpock: Nimzowitsch lost the game after move 13. and not by grabbing a pawn.|
|Nov-27-07|| ||notyetagm: <AgentRgent: I agree P.A. The fianchetto and the play of the rooks on the a and b files is very reminiscent of the Benko Gambit.>|
In GM Neil McDonald's "Benko Gambit Revealed", this is the first game he examines!
|Aug-02-08|| ||capin: So many comments say that if white move f3 in 14 or 15 then can win or draw, but really not. The following continuation, with Crafty 20.14 moving white pieces shows the power of black rooks and bishop:|
14. f3 Ra8 15. Qf2 Qe6 16. a4 Nd7 17. Nd1 Rfb8 18. Ra3 d5 19. Re1 Qd6 20. exd5 cxd5 21. b3 d4 22. Ra2 d3 23. Kh1 Qb4 24. Bd2 Qc5 25. Ne3 dxc2 26. Rxc2 Qd6 27. Nc4 Qd3 28. Rcc1 Rxb3 29. Qh4 Nc5 30. Be3 Qd5 31. Bxc5 Qxc5 32. a5 Rb4 33. Qe4 Rab8 34. Qd3 Bh6 35. Rc2 Rb1 36. Re2 Bf8 37. g3 R8b3 38. Qc2 Rxe1+ 39. Rxe1 Rxf3 40. Kg2 Rf6 41. Re5 Qd4 42. Qe2 Rc6 43. Nb2 Rc2 44. Qxc2 Qxe5 45. a6 Qd5+ 46. Kf2 Qh1 47. Ke3 Bh6+ 48. Kd4 Qa1 49. Kd3 Qa3+ 50. Qc3 Qxa6+ 51. Nc4 Qb7 52. Qd4 Qf3+ 53. Kc2 c6 54. Nd2 Bxd2 55. Qxd2 h5 56. Qd8+ Kg7 57. Qd4+ Kh7 58. Qg1 c5 59. Qxc5 Qe2+ 60. Kc3 Qxh2 61. Qe3 Qh1 62. Qf4 Qe1+ 63. Kc2 Kg7 64. Qf3 f5 65. Qb7+ Kf6 66. Qb6+ Qe6 67. Qd4+ Qe5 68. Qd8+ Kf7 69. Qd7+ Qe7 70. Qd5+ Qe6 71. Qb7+ Kf6 72. Qc7 Qe4+ 73. Kd2 Qd4+ 74. Kc2 Kg5 75. Qe7+ Qf6 white resign.
|Aug-02-08|| ||Boomie: <Well, let's support Tarrasch's idea with a concrete plan: b2-b3, a2-a4 and Rad1...>|
I can't find any time to implememnt this plan.
14. Bd2 Rfe8 15. f3 Ra8 16. Qf2 d5 seems to equalize. If 17. Rad1, black regains the pawn on d4. 17. exd5 cxd5 18. Bg5 h6 19. Bh4 c6 and no a4 or b3 in sight. Black's center and more active rooks are enough compensation.
|Sep-20-08|| ||Woody Wood Pusher: Nimzowitch writes one way and plays another! No wonder he never made it to WC!|
|Sep-20-08|| ||CapablancaFan: <Woody Wood Pusher> LOL.|
|Jan-22-09|| ||Berlin89: Can't black take the knight after 26. RxD4? If pawn takes, then Rxb1 with mate...|
|Jan-22-09|| ||blacksburg: why take the knight if you can take the rook?|
|Feb-24-09|| ||sleepyirv: I like 40...d5 a lot. Up the exchange and two pawns, Capablanca still makes this prophylactic move to stop the embarassing Ne4 followed by Nf6+.|
|Feb-24-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: That's a good point. That, combined with something like Qh6 and Rh4, could have been dangerous.|
|Apr-02-10|| ||DarthStapler: I find this pun to be very offensive. Witch hunts were real tragedies in which many people lost their lives. If there was a pun for a game where a Jewish player lost and it was a joke about the holocaust and gas chambers, would that be accepted too?|
|Apr-02-10|| ||Shah Mat: <DarthStapler> you're basing a perceived slight off of an imagined hypothetical? that's far more offensive to common sense than the pun could actually be to you--or to any adjusted person, really. |
there's real things to get upset over (actual real present problems), if you're inclined, look outside your window =(
|Apr-02-10|| ||DarthStapler: <Shah Mat> Okay looking - it's dark outside but I can barely see anything, although I do see the faint outline of my back deck.|
|Apr-02-10|| ||whiteshark: I can't remember where I've seen it|
|Apr-02-10|| ||JonathanJ: <DarthStapler> I suggested this pun to cg.com for a game where BlackBURNe wins over Nimzowitsch. I don't know if that's a coincidence or if they took "my" pun for another game. In this game, the pun makes less sense than in my game.|
if you feel offended by the pun, you should not play chess, because it's a war game.
|Apr-02-10|| ||whiteshark: Here is the a.m. game: Blackburne vs Nimzowitsch, 1914|
|Apr-02-10|| ||TheChessGuy: "What do we burn, apart from witches?" "More witches!!"|
|Apr-02-10|| ||Goldenraf: Actually I have notes from an old book where Capablanca says that he sacrificed the pawn knowing that white would have to waste precious moves to capture it. It's easy to see that after the pawn capture white queen moves like 7 times to re enter the game. In the mean time Capa build his forces to attack the open column.|
|Apr-02-10|| ||TheScroobiousPip: <Darthstapler> You'll be ok.|
|Apr-02-10|| ||maxi: One inquisitor to another: "Hey, it's getting chilly! Throw another witch into the fire".|
|Apr-02-10|| ||Petrosianic: <if you feel offended by the pun, you should not play chess, because it's a war game.>|
Yeah, and besides, I did the nose.
|Apr-02-10|| ||chrisowen: No ducking the issue, big prey raise the stakes. O the vanities wolfing down material. White hunts the stray pawn and circles around the queenside. The ropey middle game underneath seems like ages: black thinks sale my rooks in, it spells trouble. White postulates, Capablanca heccles I as testament for novel 12.Qxa7. Once Bd4+ the ritual rook b8 proves an unstoppabble trial, crafty play.|
|Apr-03-10|| ||kevin86: Nimzo's impudent pawns were no match for the machine...|
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