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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Stefano Rosselli del Turco
"In the Year 25 25" (game of the day Mar-07-2023)
Baden-Baden (1925), Baden-Baden GER, rd 15, May-05
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack: General (A06)  ·  1-0



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Mar-22-05  aw1988: Interesting game. Instructive notes as always by Nimzowitsch.
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  Domdaniel: Maybe Nimzo's most beautiful game. Not as deep as some, but exquisitely played.
Feb-12-11  xombie: Indeed, very beautiful. A series of crisp tactical blows that were played and many that were not! Very nice.
May-31-12  meppi: 11. Qh5+
12. Qf3
13. Qg4

Great Queen maneuver to provoke weakness on g6 and take control of blacks heart (f5,e6,d7,c8) No 0-0-0 for black, then we see how king becomes a "figure of pathetic helplessness". Blacks position was conquered by moves 11, 12 and 13.

May-31-12  backrank: Nimzo was a marvellous player AND annotator. It's always a joy to read his comments.
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  plang: 2 years earlier at Copenhagen Nimzovich had played 5 Be2 against Tartakower and had gone onto win; 5 h3 was new. White's setup is similar to the one Black uses in the English Defense. It is quite logical - I am surprised it is not used more often. Hard to understand 10..Qd7?!; 10..Qc7 is the most logical continuation. Nimzovich felt that 16..bxc?! was Black's best choice but that conclusion seems dubious.
Jul-22-22  SChesshevsky: <...I am surprised it is not used more often...> Yes, it can work out well if black gets a bit overextended and out of position. As here.

But black has come up with pretty effective plan. After gaining space due to the slow b3, Bb2. Simply try to make that B bad or nullify by ...Bg7. As long as you don't give up the light squares, you at least equalize with possible potential.

Fischer -Petrosian 1971 game 6 seems to show the bad B way. Believe Carlsen may have preferred ...Bg7.

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  OhioChessFan: In the Year 2525-Zager and Evans

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  FSR: I like the pun. My congratulations to <chessbug2>. Only people who are old (like me) are likely to get it.

As for the game, 12...Bg7 and 13...Nge7 looks logical. I'm guessing that the point of 12...Qc7 was to play ...a6 without allowing Nb6. But Black never played ...a6.

Mar-07-23  goodevans: Even after 18 moves all Black's K-side pieces are firmly rooted to their starting squares except his K!

<At the right moment, for the Q dare not retake. For instance 16...Qxc6 17 Qxf4 Re8 18 O-O!! Qxe4 (...Rxe4 Ne5+) 19 Qc7+!! and wins...>

Nimzowitsch's annotations are a much more interesting read than SF's but SF's <16...Qxc6 17.Qxf4 Bh6> is an improvement, knocking White's Q off the h2-b8 diagonal so Qc7+ is no longer a worry.

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Maybe Nimzowitsch saw this but dismissed it because of <18.Ne5+> but <18...Ke6!> forces <19.Nxc6 Bxf4> and Black is fine.

Good pun. Good game.

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  offramp: I am intending to be still around in 2525, when this game has its 600th anniversary.

I will be gloating.

Mar-07-23  saturn2: Feeling old now with my 58 and kmowing the song.
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  FSR: <offramp: I am intending to be still around in 2525>

Who knows if Man is still alive, if Woman can survive.

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