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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Carl Schlechter
Vienna (1905), Vienna AUH, rd 5, Feb-13
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. General (B22)  ·  0-1


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  Calli: New addition to the DB. This "missing" game was found by Vlastimil Fiala and published in Quarterly for Chess History Vol 4. Dr. Fiala says that he was looking for Lasker games and surprised to find the game published in the Praeger Tagblatt chess column some 19 years after it was played. No round or date was given.

Nice tactical shot by Schlechter to end it.

Feb-18-12  RookFile: This almost looks like a human vs. computer game. Nimzo has nice ideas in theory, but Schlechter has the tactical answers.
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  AgentRgent: Rookfile, You really need another hobby.
Feb-18-12  RookFile: After 12..... a6, I believe 13. Bxc6 was the correct choice. White allowed himself some tempo loss previously. This was ok because he had the two bishops. 13. Bxc6 gives them back, and a draw is a likely result.
Sep-16-18  jabinjikanza: Good ending!!!!
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  whiteshark: <Calli: Dr. Fiala says that he was looking for Lasker games and surprised to find the game published in the Praeger Tagblatt chess column some 19 years after it was played.>

A footnote on p.27 in "Aron Nimzowitsch" by Per Skjoldager/Jörn Erik Nielsen gives an explanation:

"<Dr. Josef Lerch> from Prague left a large number of unpublished games from the Austrian-Hungarian Championship tournament in Vienna 1905. The game Nimzowitsch - Schlechter was published <a year after his death> in the <Prager Tageblatt>. The remaining games are not known."

Sep-17-18  WDenayer: Strange game. It is hard to believe that this is Nimzowitsch playing. 13.Bxc6 has to be correct. After 15.Nd2, Black is already practically winning. … Nb4 wouldn’t have been such a disaster. This game makes no sense to me. White loses tempi and ruins his position to save the Bishop, then he gives this Bishop for the Knight on f6, when, after Ng6, there is not a trace of an attack. Bizarre.
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