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Nimzo-Indian, Samisch (E25)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 a3 Bxc3+ 5 bxc3 c5 6 f3 d5
7 cxd5

Number of games in database: 558
Years covered: 1938 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 32.3%
   Black wins 23.8%
   Draws 43.9%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Sergey Volkov  20 games
Alexey Shirov  19 games
Miso Cebalo  8 games
Jan Timman  5 games
Vasily Smyslov  5 games
Anatoly Karpov  5 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Anand vs Wang Hao, 2011
Shirov vs O Renet, 1991
Tal vs R Etruk, 1954
Anand vs Carlsen, 2013
Shirov vs Karpov, 1992
Dreev vs Anand, 1991
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 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 558  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Euwe vs Golombek 1-038 1938 Hastings 1938/39E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. S Landau vs H Kramer  ½-½69 1939 MatchE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
3. S Landau vs A G Conde  1-076 1939 BournemouthE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
4. S Landau vs T van Scheltinga  0-137 1939 MatchE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
5. L Stumpers vs H Kramer  0-136 1940 HilversumE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
6. Bondarevsky vs Smyslov  ½-½35 1941 USSR Absolute ChampionshipE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
7. K Junge vs Bogoljubov 0-140 1942 MunichE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
8. A Mengarini vs Pinkus  ½-½40 1948 49th US OpenE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
9. H Steiner vs J H Donner  ½-½41 1950 VeniceE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. Gligoric vs Martin  1-041 1950 Mar del PlataE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. W J Muhring vs Euwe  0-148 1950 NED-chE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
12. J H Donner vs Pirc  0-132 1950 AmsterdamE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
13. J Klavins vs Tal  ½-½31 1953 URSE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. A Sandrin vs L H Weaks  1-028 1953 54th US OpenE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
15. Berliner vs M Colon Romero  1-042 1953 US OpenE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
16. H Enevoldsen vs Larsen 0-112 1954 Copenhagen AS 1904 jubE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
17. Korchnoi vs O'Kelly  ½-½30 1954 BucharestE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
18. Tal vs R Etruk  1-040 1954 RigaE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
19. I Branicki vs K Makarczyk  1-027 1954 POL-chE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. Ragozin vs Sokolsky ½-½26 1954 USSR-21ēChamp.E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
21. Berliner vs A Mengarini  ½-½64 1954 USA-chE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
22. Benko vs P Dely  1-042 1956 Budapest SzikraE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
23. Korchnoi vs Chukaev  1-034 1956 TbilisiE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
24. T van Scheltinga vs H Kramer  1-065 1956 HoogovensE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
25. Korchnoi vs V Bykov  1-045 1957 LeningradE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-04-07  get Reti: I like this opening for white obviously because after the four left-central pawns are exchanged, white can play e4. I'm suprised there's no comments. Is this a good way to get out of the main line in the Nimzo-Indian?
Jul-04-07  yavuz1990: I think white's pawn structure is weak at queen's side and white's knight has some developing problems because the f3 square isn't empty! Pawn e4 compensates all these disadvantages, but I wouldn't play 4.a3.

Still, white has a good winning rate(%34,1), so this line maybe worthy to play

Jul-24-08  Alphastar: Here 7. ..Nxd5 8. dxc5 Qa5 9. e4 Ne7! is at least equal.

The antidote versus the Samisch.

Jul-11-10  rapidcitychess: <Get Reti> It is main line. Shirov,Botvinnik, and Volkov played it, though I do favor blacks static andvantage to white's dynamic, that's no help when you are in checkmate.
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