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Max Euwe vs Herman Steiner
Groningen (1946), Groningen NED, rd 9, Aug-23
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Botvinnik System (E49)  ·  1-0



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Jan-19-02  bishop: Whit again gets the two bishops sets up a strong pawn center and occupies open lines.20.Rxf6! is a move that Euwe probably did not have to think long about.
Aug-15-07  wolfmaster: If it were Euwe's move, best would probably Nh6+, when Qxh6 is answered by Qxf7+ Kh8 Qf6+ and Qxd8.
Dec-30-08  KingG: The threat is 39.Rxf7 Qxf7 40.Nh6+ Kf8 41.Qxf7#. There is no way to avoid mate without losing the Queen.
Apr-29-10  ozmikey: You could almost call this a canonical Nimzo game - the dangers for Black in allowing the pawn steamroller to get going and the Horwitz bishops to get in place without gaining some active piece play by way of compensation. Very nicely played by Euwe, at any rate.

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