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Opening Report for Black started by MLiguori
Compiled by fredthebear
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This collection was compiled by MicheleLiguori, embellished by Fredthebear. Thank you Michele!

French, Burn variation. Nimzo-Bogo Indians. Boston Red Sox. The usual stuff.

French Steinitz with ...cxd and ...Bc5. White plays Nb3
A Zhigalko vs V Zvjaginsev, 2013
(C11) French, 30 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz with ...cxd and ...Bc5. White plays Nb3
Robson vs Y Vovk, 2015 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 0-1

French exchange, 4. c4
Zhao Xue vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 0-1

French exchange. 4. c4
Ashley vs Gulko, 1997 
(C01) French, Exchange, 66 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian, mainline g3 and ...Ba6
Granda Zuniga vs Karpov, 1992 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz. Qf2 variation. How NOT to play with black
Kramnik vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. 4. e5, Qf2 variation
N Murshed vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011
(C11) French, 34 moves, 0-1

Burn variation, ...a6
Svidler vs Morozevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 0-1

Burn variation, Morozevic line
Negi vs Wang Hao, 2007 
(C11) French, 73 moves, 0-1

Burn variation. Morozevich line.
Klovans vs Kaufman, 2008 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo classical
L'Ami vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 moves, 0-1

Bogo-indian, 5...a5, white plays Nc3 and g3
S Siebrecht vs D G Fridman, 2013
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Defense: Yates Variation (E16) · 0-1
Adianto vs Salov, 1986 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

Bogo-indian, 5...a5, white plays g3 and Nc3
Van Wely vs Salov, 1996
(E16) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Nimzo. Rubinstein.
V Laznicka vs Ivanchuk, 2012 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Nimzo. Rubinstein
Balashov vs Vaganian, 1989 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Nimzo, 4. e3, Hubner variation
Pinter vs Timman, 1982
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Nimzo, Hubner variation
I Ben Artzi vs E Alekseev, 2015
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 64 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner Variation (E41) 0-1
I Sokolov vs R Hess, 2011
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Main Line (E41) 0-1 WC
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz. Qf2 variation
Caruana vs D Larino Nieto, 2009
(C11) French, 54 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack
A A Ivanov vs Motylev, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

French exchange
Kholmov vs Psakhis, 1984 
(C01) French, Exchange, 42 moves, 0-1

Bogo Indian with ...a5
I Sokolov vs Movsesian, 2005
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

French, Steinitz, 4. e5, h4 and Rh3
Topalov vs Morozevich, 1999 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 0-1

French. Burn. Morozevich variation. White plays Bd3
A H Wohl vs D Barua, 2002
(C11) French, 36 moves, 0-1

Burn variation. White plays c4
C Lutz vs Morozevich, 2003
(C11) French, 31 moves, 0-1

E Najer vs A Rychagov, 2007 
(C11) French, 54 moves, 0-1

S Gabrielsen vs P H Nielsen, 2000
(C11) French, 41 moves, 0-1

S Zhigalko vs Shirov, 2011 
(C11) French, 29 moves, 0-1

T Thorhallsson vs Sadvakasov, 2004
(C11) French, 33 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Classical (A02)  0-1 Black penetrates 3rd rank
A Dimitrijevic vs M Sebag, 2004 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 0-1 Resignation
Ivanchuk vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Var (E32) 0-1
C Holt vs M Panchanathan, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32) 0-1
J W De Jong vs M Bluvshtein, 2011
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 50 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32) 1-0
Vitiugov vs J Markos, 2009
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Var (E32) 1-0 keypusher notes
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 46 of My Best Games of Chess - Alexander Alekhine
Alekhine vs N Zubarev, 1915 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 20 pp.170-172 in 'My System' by A. Nimzowitsch
Opocensky vs Nimzowitsch, 1925 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 1-0 Great attack, uncommon #
C Holt vs L Milman, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32) 0-1
A Savina vs B Kovanova, 2011
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32) 1-0
Navara vs T Gelashvili, 2006
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Classical Variation Keres defense
Navara vs Efimenko, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 69 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)
N Berry vs M Panchanathan, 2009
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 68 of 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 by Alexndr Alekhine
J Enevoldsen vs Capablanca, 1939 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 1-0 2-for-1
Kasparov vs Hjartarson, 1988 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)
Karpov vs C Hansen, 1988 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 58 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)
Adianto vs Karpov, 1997 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 61 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 1-0 Knights Tour
Morozevich vs A Moiseenko, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 58 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Keres Defense (E32)
Y Drozdovskij vs P Vavrak, 2008
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 56 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Keres Defense (E32) 1-0 Cheese
J Sarkar vs M Bowersock, 2011
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 16 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 1-0 B pair middle
Kasparov vs Grischuk, 2003 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 63 moves, 1-0

Huebner. Rubinstein variation
Fine vs Reshevsky, 1951 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 42 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Rubinstein Variation (E42)  ·  1
Shirov vs Yudasin, 1994 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 36 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal. Bishop Attack Classical Def (E48) 1/2-1/2
Gulko vs A Vitolinsh, 1984 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID. Normal. Bishop Attack Classical Def (E48) 1/2-1/2
Shcherbakov vs Balashov, 2001
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID. Normal. Bishop Attack (E48) 0-1
Rahayu Sinuhaji Tuti vs M Belen Sarquis, 2006
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 42 moves, 0-1

NID. Normal. Bishop Attack Classical Def (E48) 1-0
F Lund vs J Norgaard, 1981
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 30 moves, 1-0

NID. General (E20) 1/2-1/2
I Jamshedy vs P Li Ying, 2004
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Kmoch Variation (E20)  0-1
Harikrishna vs Aronian, 2002 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Kmoch Variation (E20) 1-0
I Khairullin vs Adams, 2010 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Kmoch Variation (E20) 0-1
Gheorghiu vs Spassky, 1966 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Kmoch Variation (E20) 0-1
W Martz vs Csom, 1972
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Romanishin Variation (E20) 0-1
W Schmidt vs A Kuligowski, 1978 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

An unsound and over-ambitious attack by Tal.
Tal vs Keres, 1959 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense (E20) 0-1 Play & notes by Aron Nimzowitsch
A Brinckmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 8 moves, 0-1Beware fianchetto unpin tactics
V Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 8 moves, 0-1

NID Romanishin. English Hybrid (E20) 0-1 5 minute Blitz game
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Mikenas Defense (A40) 1/2-1/2 Rather even steven
M Feigin vs Bogoljubov, 1939
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0
Karpov vs Salov, 1995 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 55 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21) 1/2-1/2
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2014 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Euwe's 22...Rh8 was the most impossible-looking R move in chess
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Leningrad. Averbakh Gambit (E30) 0-1 Famous
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1 His dream game!?
NN vs Bronstein, 1961 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 19 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Leningrad. Averbakh Gambit (E30) 0-1 Smite!!
Korchnoi vs B Djurasevic, 1956 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 25 moves, 0-1

G99 in My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937 by A. Alekhine
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Classical. Noa Var (E35) 0-1 Leave troubles behind
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

The 12 Legendary Games of the Century
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Hübner Deferred (E50) 1-0 N+ next
R Toran Albero vs Najdorf, 1955 
(E50) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5, 23 moves, 0-1

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