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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Friedrich Saemisch
Karlsbad (1929), Karlsbad CSR, rd 15, Aug-18
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Variation (A01)  ·  1-0



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Mar-16-04  gilbertv: Why does black resign here?
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  jaime gallegos: Bf6 gain a rook
Mar-16-04  TrueFiendish: He's already lost three pawns, too. What a crush!
Mar-17-04  drukenknight: Going over it w/ crappy computer, it looks like there are two moves that black missed, d4 and Nf6 to hit the Q, a bit sooner.

...d4 on move 11 or 14. ...Nf6 on move 16 or maybe move 14. It seems like move 14 is the place to begin fixing the game.

Sep-10-04  sparding: After 11...d4 12. e4 cuts black in two ... with no play and a dour struggle to save his king to follow - then again, that's what usually happens in the QI reversed. 14...Nfe6 or 16...Nf6 don't change much, White will still pile in with the heavies. Here's the question, WHAT can black do to win from these positions, except sit still and hope White overdoes it. My experience is White wins 50% and draws the rest. After 1. Nf3 d5 2.b3 c5 I usually smile and congratulate myself with at least a half point.
Apr-05-05  Leviathan: <aw1988> The two games are duplicates - even if the opening is different the same position arises around move 11 after which they are identical.

I think this is the correct score: the b3/e3/d3 system was one of Nimzowitsch 'trademarks'. :)

Anyway, it's strange - I can see no reason why someone should have recorded the moves in a different order before publishing the game.

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  Mating Net: This game is an awesome demonstration of the Bishop's power on the long diagonal, perhaps the best I've seen. Black resigns because White's wonder Bishop is about to pick off a Rook.

Does anybody know of some more games where the fianchettoed Bishop has as much influence as the one in this game?

Apr-17-05  RookFile: This one is pretty good. :)

Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889

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  ray keene: <mating net> my personal tribute to nimzo v samisch is keene v jakobsen esbjerg 1981 where i tried to do the same with my qb on the a1-h8 diagonal
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  ray keene: nimzo v wolf carlsbad 1923 is also highly thematic
Jul-17-06  PivotalAnorak: Keene vs O Jakobsen, 1981

Nimzowitsch vs H Wolf, 1923

Sep-27-08  just a kid: I got a 65 on G-T-M.Is that good?
Sep-19-09  WhiteRook48: inspiration for Larsen...
Apr-13-13  Wyatt Gwyon: 20. Nxg7 is interesting.
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