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David Janowski vs Aron Nimzowitsch
St. Petersburg (1914), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 6, Apr-29
Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg Variation (E43)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-22-04  Prophylaxis: This appears to be the first Nimzo Indian that Nimzowitsch has ever played, at least in this db.
Jun-03-06  Maynard5: This game was included in Nimzovich's book Chess Praxis, as an example of blockading strategy. It would be interesting to investigate 54. ... g6, rather than the Kxe4, after which the position is clearly drawn.
Jun-03-06  aw1988: 64...g6 65. Rf1+ wins I believe.
Oct-22-09  WhiteRook48: that's move 64, not 54
Sep-23-12  optimal play: 4...b6 had been introduced only the previous day Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1914 so Nimzowitsch must have been quite impressed with this novelty, although Janowski preferred 6.Nf3 over Rubinstein's 6.f3
Sep-23-12  backrank: <Maynard5, aw1988> You probably mean 64 ... g3:

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Jan-13-14  ForeverYoung: this is actually quite a game. Last night I was verifying that after 58 ... Rh6 59 Bg6+ Rxg6 60 fxg6+ Kxg6 61 Kc2 Nxe4 62 Kd3 Kf5 that black has a winning position. white has three options which fail: 1) 63 Rd8 g4 64 d6 g3 65 d7 g2 66 Rh8 g1Q etc. 2) 63 Rb8 Nd6! 64 Rxb6 e4+ 65 Ke2 Ke5 and black will collect the pawns on c4 and d5. 3) 63 Ra1 Nd6! and with ... e4+ and ... Ke5 black takes command of the positon 64 Rf1+ Kg6 65 Rb1 e4+ 66 Ke2 Nxc4 67 d6 Kf7! 68 Rd1 Ke8 69 d7+ Kd8 70 Rd5 g6 and the win for black is easy
Dec-19-15  cunctatorg: Lovely and great battle!
Nov-02-17  mcb: Nimz.'s general rule "an attack on the flank must be meet by a counterattack in the center" (My System) is clearly not applicable when the center is a rock of pawns!

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