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Svetozar Gligoric vs Mark Taimanov
Zurich Candidates (1953), Zurich SUI, rd 2, Aug-31
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-04-04  Backward Development: of interest:
on Gligoric's choice of variation of the nimzo
"In the overwhelming majority of this tournament's nimzo-indians, white continued with 4 e3: such is the pull of fashion-which as i suspected, was to persist long after this tournament. Gligoric's choice, 4Nf3, is also quite playable. Although black managed to equalize swiftly and even to seize the initiative in this game, Gligoric himself was to blame for that." after white's 12th move
"Gligoric is not afraid of the further advance of Black's pawns, correctly judging that this iwll only weaken black's position. So he invites h5 and where is the player who could resist such temptation? taimanov saw just time time, however, that after ...h5 h4!, it is not black who has the attack, at any rate. So he increases the pressure on e4 by means of the quiet manuever Nb8-d7-f6, which results in a slight advantage for black. however, white might have cast doubt on black's whole system of development if he had played something more concrete than his clever castling idea: that being 12 d5, cutting communications between the bishop at b7 and the knight at e4. after 12...ed, white would also play 13 Nd4 (which would also meet most of black's other replies), with a very powerful attack: he threatens, among other things, simply 14 f3. though i know i'm anticipating, i still can't resist mentioning that less than two years after this game, in the 22nd USSR championship, Taimanov reached precisely this position against keres, for which the estonian had prepared(as he himself tells us) the improvement 12 d5! kere's idea and the author's thus coincided-and immediately diverged: white answered 12...ed, not with 13 Nd4 but with 13 cd Bxd5, and only then 14 Nd4 Nd7 15.f3 Nxg3 16.hg Qf6 17.Bxf5 0-0-0 18.Qa4, with an excellent position: black had to lay down his arms in 29 moves." final position
"since after 33 Rxg2 Qxe6 34.Rxg7+ Kxg7 35. Qxa5, both generals will be left practically without soldiery."
Jan-17-06  waddayaplay: This could also be classified as Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line (e13)
Jan-17-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  refutor: i disagree waddyaplay...the ...Bb4 makes it a nimzo not a queen's indian. historically if there are two options (3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3 Bb4 ~ E13 or 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 b6 ~ E21) the higher ECO code is used
Jan-17-06  waddayaplay: Aha okay.

Well anyways, the game is of interest for anyone who plays Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line (e13).

Jan-09-16  cwcarlson: Black had better with 13...Nd2 14.Qd2 h5 15.f3 h4 16.Be1 h3 17.g3 Qe7, according to Houdini.
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