nescio: In the 1920's Niemzowitsch demonstrated several times how good White's position is after 9.Bxc6! (instead of 9.Nbd2) Bxc6 10.Ne5. Several examples are listed by <MUG> under Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann, 1927
In this game 9...a6 was a mistake (9...Nb8!) and White could have had essentially the same position as in Niemzowitsch-Spielmann (with a black pawn on a6 instead of a rook at c8) after 11.Ne5! Instead with 11.Qe2 and 12.Kh1 he prepares an ingenious, but unsound pawn sacrifice, giving Black the opportunity to preserve the bishop with ...b5. Subsequently she also refutes the sacrifice 13.g4 with 13...d4! (13...Nxg4? 14.Ng5 Bxg5 15.Qxg4 with a powerful attack).
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