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Bernhard Gregory vs Aron Nimzowitsch
Coburg A (1904), Coburg, Germany, Jul-27
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. General (A30)  ·  1-0


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  Chessical: Early Nimzowitsch playing a double fianchetto defence, enticing the <d> pawn foward to create and then undermine a double pawn complex on the <c> file. Unfortunately for Nimzowitsch, a tactical error then destroys his positional strategy.

<22...Qd6?!> and then <23...b5?> is an ingenious but flawed plan envisaging: <25. bxa6?!> Rxd3 26.Qc2 Rh3 27. Kg2 Rxh4.

Nimzowitsch, however, overlooks the fact that Gregory does not have to take the proffered bishop immediately. Instead, with <25. Nb1!> he can force Nimzowitsch to lose a tempo and a piece.

Feb-07-12  RookFile: If he had a strategy, I don't know what it was, other than moving knights as many times as possible in the opening.
Jun-21-12  Six66timesGenius: After 25. . . Rc5 26. bxa6 black is totaly busted here..
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