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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%

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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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bronstein vs Szabo 1-0501953Zurich CandidatesE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
2. Geller vs Petrosian ½-½281953Zurich CandidatesE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
3. Bronstein vs D Horne 1-0311954Hastings 1953/54E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
4. A Fuderer vs Unzicker  0-1251954Munich ZonalE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
5. Taimanov vs Larry Evans 0-1551954USA-URSE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
6. Lilienthal vs Simagin  ½-½171955Ch MoscowE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
7. Antoshin vs B Vladimirov  1-0381955URS-ch sfE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
8. I Vistaneckis vs Antoshin 0-1241955URS-ch 1LE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
9. Averbakh vs Kholmov  ½-½431955URS-chT finE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
10. Udovcic vs A Matanovic  1-0571955YUG-chE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
11. R Toran Albero vs Najdorf 0-1231955Mar del PlataE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
12. M Napolitano vs F Batik  0-13919562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
13. A Khasin vs Spassky  ½-½341956USSR ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
14. F Olafsson vs J Penrose 1-0271956Hastings 1956/57E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
15. Wade vs J Penrose  1-0331957CongressE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
16. Gligoric vs Janosevic  1-0321958YUG-ch 13thE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
17. P Clarke vs J Penrose  ½-½291958Hastings 1957/58E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
18. Gligoric vs Keres  ½-½211958YUG-URSE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
19. Robert E Byrne vs S Popel  1-099195859th US OpenE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
20. M Rantanen vs G Barcza  ½-½38195813th olm final BE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
21. Petrosian vs A Matanovic 1-0301959KievE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
22. Shocron vs Letelier  ½-½631959Mar del PlataE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
23. Gligoric vs S Vukovic  1-0451959YUG-chE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
24. Petrosian vs F Olafsson 1-0371959Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade CandidatesE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
25. Korchnoi vs R A Redolfi  1-0521960CordobaE50 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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