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Savielly Tartakower vs Aron Nimzowitsch
Dresden (1926), Dresden GER, rd 4, Apr-07
Zukertort Opening: Nimzo-Larsen Variation (A04)  ·  0-1



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Jul-11-06  RookFile: 35. Nf5 and 36. Nxd6?? Tartakower ought to be shot for playing this way.
Jul-02-07  ChessDude33: <Rookfile> now I don't think 35.Nf5 was that bad but i do think the next move was horrible...I brought the gun, where is he?
Jul-03-07  Atking: Tartakower plaid this one incredibly well. As a superb challenger he tried to outplayed Nimzowitch on his own style. I think White must go for an attack on the King side (Even if the a pawn falls) by 25.Qe2 26.Raf1 for 27.f4
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  whiteshark: nice cross-pin in the final position:

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Apr-03-09  wanabe2000: White might have had a better game by leaving the Rook on f1 and playing f4 at some point before move 54.
May-04-10  candide1500: I cant see how 36.Nxd6 was bad. How was Tartakower to obtain any chances on the c-file without removing the dark squared bishop? I think 23.Kh2 and 24.Rh1 were misguided tho. 41.Rc5 seems to be the decisive mistake.
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  keypusher: Sort of like Petrosian-Fischer match game six for most of the way.
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  Calli: Nimzowitsch said the draw was 46.Qa2 Qe6 47.Qa8 Qb6 48.Qa2 etc
Oct-30-11  Ulhumbrus: The way Nimzovich handles this as Black - playing for a Queen side attack- brings to mind the way Fischer played with a similar pawn wedge in the centre against Petrosian, in the game Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971
Mar-01-15  Ulhumbrus: The move 56 Rc2 suggests that White would like to play 56 Nh4 threatening 57 Nf5+ but has not time for it. On 56 Nh4 Black has 56...Qa2+

On 58...Rc1!! White's rook on c2 is pinned along the second rank to White's king and pinned along the c file to White's queen, so it cannot move.

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  tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 58. Qc8.
Sep-29-16  drleper: Clever double pin by Nimzo.
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  keypusher: A ragged game, which I guess isn't too surprising given that this pawn structure wasn't too common back then. For what it's worth, the engine endorses 36.Nxd6, and in fact thinks Nimzo should have retreated the bishop to prevent it.

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White to play and lose. 49.Qb6 unpinned the knight, allowing ...NxR. Maybe Tartakower overlooked that the knight protected the rook on d8? After 49.Qb7 a win for Nimzowitsch would still have been a long way off.

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