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Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5 (E50)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 O-O 5 Nf3

Number of games in database: 129
Years covered: 1953 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 35.7%
   Black wins 31.0%
   Draws 33.3%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Viktor Korchnoi  12 games
Svetozar Gligoric  5 games
Mark Taimanov  3 games
Jonathan Penrose  3 games
Aleksandar Matanovic  3 games
 
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968
Petrosian vs A Matanovic, 1959
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965
Vaganian vs Karpov, 1969
Portisch vs Tal, 1965
T van Scheltinga vs Portisch, 1964
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 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 129  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Bronstein vs Szabo 1-050 1953 Zurich CandidatesE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
2. Geller vs Petrosian ½-½28 1953 Zurich CandidatesE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
3. A Fuderer vs Unzicker  0-125 1954 Munich ztE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
4. Taimanov vs Larry Evans 0-155 1954 USAE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
5. Bronstein vs D Horne 1-031 1954 Hastings 1953/54E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
6. Udovcic vs A Matanovic  1-057 1955 YUG-chE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
7. I Vistaneckis vs Antoshin 0-124 1955 URS-ch 1LE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
8. Averbakh vs Kholmov  ½-½43 1955 URS-chT finE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
9. R Toran Albero vs Najdorf  0-123 1955 Mar del PlataE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
10. Lilienthal vs Simagin  ½-½17 1955 Ch MoscowE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
11. Antoshin vs B Vladimirov  1-038 1955 URS-ch sfE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
12. M Napolitano vs F Batik  0-139 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
13. A Khasin vs Spassky  ½-½34 1956 USSR ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
14. F Olafsson vs J Penrose 1-027 1956 Hastings 1956/57E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
15. Wade vs J Penrose  1-033 1957 CongressE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
16. Gligoric vs Janosevic  1-032 1958 YUG-ch 13thE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
17. P Clarke vs J Penrose  ½-½29 1958 Hastings 1957/58E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
18. Gligoric vs Keres  ½-½21 1958 Zagreb YUG-SUE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
19. Robert E Byrne vs S Popel  1-099 1958 59th US OpenE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
20. M Rantanen vs G Barcza  ½-½38 1958 13th olm final BE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
21. Gligoric vs S Vukovic  1-045 1959 YUG-chE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
22. Petrosian vs A Matanovic 1-030 1959 KievE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
23. Shocron vs Letelier  ½-½63 1959 Mar del PlataE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
24. Petrosian vs F Olafsson 1-037 1959 Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade CandidatesE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
25. Gligoric vs P Smederevac  ½-½32 1960 YUG-chE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-01-08  D.Observer: Why do almost nobody prefers this opening? Positions after this opening must be rare, isn't it?
Nov-01-08  Alphastar: <D.Observer> Most club players don't play the Nimzo-Indian with 4. e3 because this frequently results in an isolated-pawn situation (after black plays ..c5, ..d5, ..cxd4 and ..dxc4) which, alhough openings where white obtains an isolated queens pawn generally are advantageous for him, scares club players away because they tend to exaggarate the IQP's weakness when they have one (and they also tend to exaggarate the other players' attacking chances when playing against an IQP).
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