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Nimzo-Indian (E46)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 O-O

Number of games in database: 1755
Years covered: 1851 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 31.2%
   Black wins 29.3%
   Draws 39.5%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Samuel Reshevsky  21 games
Yury Shulman  20 games
Mark Taimanov  18 games
Mark Taimanov  19 games
Viktor Korchnoi  13 games
Michael Adams  11 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015
Carlsen vs Anand, 2013
Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2003
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937
Ghitescu vs Fischer, 1960
G Mititelu vs Tal, 1958
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 page 1 of 71; games 1-25 of 1,755  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Cochrane vs Mohishunder 1-044 1851 CalcuttaE46 Nimzo-Indian
2. Pillsbury vs Guyard / Lemarchand  1-051 1900 ParisE46 Nimzo-Indian
3. Rubinstein vs Saemisch 1-031 1925 MoscowE46 Nimzo-Indian
4. Rubinstein vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-039 1926 SemmeringE46 Nimzo-Indian
5. B H Villegas vs Alekhine 0-148 1926 Buenos Aires (01)E46 Nimzo-Indian
6. P F Johner vs Reti  1-048 1928 Dortmund GERE46 Nimzo-Indian
7. Rubinstein vs Yates ½-½79 1928 Bad KissingenE46 Nimzo-Indian
8. Rubinstein vs R P Michell 1-029 1930 ScarboroughE46 Nimzo-Indian
9. S Landau vs A Ribera Arnal  1-041 1930 Hamburg ol (Men)E46 Nimzo-Indian
10. S Landau vs Duchamp  1-042 1930 Hamburg ol (Men)E46 Nimzo-Indian
11. S Landau vs Colle  1-054 1931 Rotterdam NEDE46 Nimzo-Indian
12. W John vs H Von Hennig  0-161 1932 Berlin-chE46 Nimzo-Indian
13. S Landau vs Bogoljubov  0-130 1933 Scheveningen NEDE46 Nimzo-Indian
14. S Landau vs E Mulder  ½-½37 1933 Scheveningen NEDE46 Nimzo-Indian
15. P Dubinin vs Ragozin  1-040 1934 USSR Championship 1934/35E46 Nimzo-Indian
16. Euwe vs W Henneberger 1-063 1934 ZurichE46 Nimzo-Indian
17. S Landau vs Lilienthal  ½-½28 1934 MatchE46 Nimzo-Indian
18. Keresztely vs E Steiner  ½-½23 1935 Tatatovaros itE46 Nimzo-Indian
19. Flohr vs Lisitsin 1-034 1935 MoscowE46 Nimzo-Indian
20. Alatortsev vs Ragozin 1-038 1935 MoscowE46 Nimzo-Indian
21. L Steiner vs H Klass  0-143 1936 Simultaneous clock exhibitionE46 Nimzo-Indian
22. Kashdan vs H Steiner  1-034 1936 US ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
23. Ragozin vs Konstantinopolsky  ½-½30 1937 URS-ch10E46 Nimzo-Indian
24. T van Scheltinga vs A Asgeirsson  0-150 1937 7th olm finalE46 Nimzo-Indian
25. Prins vs E Steiner  0-130 1937 7th olm finalE46 Nimzo-Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-02-07  MadBishop: The continuation: <5.Ne2> transposes into the Reshevsky variation, of which Mikhail Gurevich is currently the leading exponent!
Sep-03-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  RookFile: Yes, when Reshevsky was playing this, people figured out in a hurry that it's real dangerous to be on the black side of this against him. Reshevsky was literally made to be playing the white side of the Nimzo Indian.
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