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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Leelaus
Odds game (1910), Riga, Latvia
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  Nightsurfer: It is hard to believe this game here - <Aron Nimzowitsch>, that Master of tricky Dug-in Openings, yet giving romantic Queen odds like Paul Morphy, please compare Morphy vs Maurian, 1854 - but yet it is true!

And there is one more side-step of biograpies - since <Aron Nimzowitsch> has had something in common even with Siegbert Tarrasch whom he has hated so dearly, since the two of them have once given Queen odds, please compare Tarrasch vs C Schroeder, 1890 and this game here <Aron Nimzowitsch vs Leelaus (1910)>!

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  Nightsurfer: There are two more Queen odds-games in the data bank - Cochrane vs NN, 1832 and W Potter vs NN, 1870 - that might as well have fueled Master Nimzowitsch's ambition to prove himself to be the winner even in the crazy constellation of a Queen odds-game.
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  paulalbert: I note in this game that although Nimzo starts without his Q, Leelaus starts without his N on kingside, lessening the odds somewhat,not that it mattered very much. I had never seen this approach to odds giving games, rather than just giving queen R odds for example.
Jun-13-13  siegbert: this game was in the back of r keenes book on nimzo. when the book was republished i think this and some bits and bobs were left out. its a great game!!!
Jun-15-13  siegbert: i was so impressed with this game on first seeing it that i used to play my first chess computer at it. (mephisto challenger). if i find the games ill post them here.
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  Nightsurfer: <siegbert> Yes, please, post those games, will be interesting!
Jun-28-13  siegbert: It's queen minus knight odds. Nimzo odds!!
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  Nightsurfer: <siegbert> Those very <"Nimzo odds"> are a rather fair deal - if we compare this game here <Aron Nimzowitsch vs Leelaus (1910)> with a pure Queens Odds game that has been won by Dr. Julius Perlis , please compare the corresponding posting that has been posted on <September 24th, 2013> with regard to the personal page of Dr. Julius Perlis !
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  Nightsurfer: <JoergWalter> I think that the Queen Odds Game-sphere and the R-Gralla-grass roots-level are different worlds ... in the latter nobody would dare to try out such a thing like a Queen Odds Game ...
Mar-15-14  siegbert: I prefer this game to his famous victory (blockade over full board game ).
May-01-14  siegbert: its not queen odds. its queen minus knight odds.
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  TheFocus: An odds game, White played without his Queen and Black without his King's Knight, in Riga, Latvia in winter, 1910.

Nimzowitsch annotated this game in <Kagan's Neueste Schachnachrichten 1925>, pg. 154-155.

May-19-16  stanch3vv: Nightsurfer if Nizmo start without the quen side knight, the final position dont looks wining for white becouse black can play Bb7
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