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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Oldrich Duras
Karlsbad (1911), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 4, Aug-25
Three Knights Opening: General (C46)  ·  0-1



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Mar-05-10  Rama: How about 33. Rg1 ...?
Mar-05-10  Gilmoy: <33.Rg1> Rg(3,4,5)+ .
Mar-06-10  whiteshark: I don't like white's move <11.Bxc6+>. Why whould you exchange ♗ vs ♘ if you don't get any advantage out of it?

Maybe Nimzowitsch missed something in his calculation in the line after <12.Nxe5 Qxg2 13.Qf3 Qxf3 14.Nxf3 Be4 15.Ke2 0-0-0 16.Ke3 Rhe8 >

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Mar-06-10  whiteshark: Are there any comments in the tournament book?
Feb-02-12  RookFile: This appears to be a good example of failing to have a <sense of danger>. As soon as I saw 30. Nxg4, I didn't like the move, and wondered how white wasn't going to get mated. Don't know if Nimzo was low on time. Surely 30. Rxf7+ Rxf7 31. Nxf7 Kxf7 32. Rxa7+ Ke6 33. Ra1 Rxc2 34. Rb1 is a more interesting try.

For example, if black plays 34... Kd5 35. Kg1 Kc4 36. Kf1 Kb3:

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I think 37. Re1 Kxb2 38. Re4 is just in time, and white gets his draw.

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  nizmo11: The game was played on the next round after Nimzo's loss to Rotlewi. Perhaps this affected his play.
First, he could have drawn with 29.Rb4!, and then totally ignored the threat Bd5. On a better day he would have found the defense 29.Nh2! Bd5 30. Nf3!
I think neither of these resources were mentioned in the tournament book.

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