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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Gyorgy Fluss
Zurich Offhand game (1907), Zurich SUI, Oct-??
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1-0

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Oct-30-05  Mate Hunter: 16.Nxc6!! and White won a piece or mate. 16...bxc6 would be better than 16...Rxd1??
Aug-07-06  prinsallan: 18... Rg8 is also bad. Better, but still bad was Kb8
Dec-24-07  JG27Pyth: My word! I love the finish. I'm surprised this hasn't been a G-O-T-D yet.
Dec-24-07  psmith: <prinsallan> 18... ♔b8 is mate in two.

18... ♔b8 19. ♖d8+ ♔b7 20. ♖b1# (the ♗ covers a6).

Jul-06-08  Xeroxx: What a surprise fer da blak plaier!
May-13-09  marknierras: Amazing move 15...dxc6; advance calculation on the checkmate; brilliant; lesson: cage the king with 2 rooks...
May-13-09  ILikeFruits: oh snap...
pawnage...
Apr-12-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  LIFE Master AJ: http://www.worldchessacademy.com/Ni...

<< Tweets from @Times_Chess (Ray Keene) http://www.worldchessacademy.com/Ni... A lovely game of the day for friday annotated by my good friend <lifemaster <aj goldsby>> 7 Apr 2011 via web >>

Apr-13-11  tonsillolith: < Tweets from @Times_Chess (Ray Keene) http://www.worldchessacademy.com/Ni... A lovely game of the day for friday annotated by my good friend <lifemaster <aj goldsby>> 7 Apr 2011 via web >

I believe it's customary to refrain from including blurbs lauding one's accomlishments.

Apr-13-11  I Like Fish: that beats me...
in all honesty...
Apr-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <tonsillolith: < Tweets from @Times_Chess (Ray Keene) http://www.worldchessacademy.com/Ni... A lovely game of the day for friday annotated by my good friend <lifemaster <aj goldsby>> 7 Apr 2011 via web > I believe it's customary to refrain from including blurbs lauding one's accomlishments.>

If you're at all familiar with the track record of the <Life Baiter>, you surely understand that self-aggrandisement is his lifeblood.

He's taken up spamming on this site into the bargain.

Apr-13-11  I Like Fish: now it is vital...
to pay attention...
Apr-20-11  bartonlaos: Whatever happened to <I Like Fish>?
Apr-21-11  I Like Fish: is as happy as a lark...
and spends all the time...
in the garden...
and grills tasty fishes...
my mouth is watering...
Jan-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: where the river fluess into the sea.
Nov-06-14  oxxo: Boxed in!
Jul-07-16  clement41: Beautiful play by Nimzo
Oct-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <The Nil on the Fluss>
Oct-21-18  JimNorCal: In Reinfeld's book Nimzovich the Hypermodern he quotes Nimzo around move 17. I don't have the book anymore but the quote goes something like this:

"And now my good friend Dr Fluss leaned comfortably back in his chair as one who would say 'the endgame will not be so easy but we'll find a way'."

Needless to say, comfort quickly changed to dismay.

Nov-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Nice miniature.

Black's opening 6..Bxc3+ (why not 6..Ne4) and 7..Nc6 was not good but Nimzovich did not really take advantage of it.

It was the faulty piece sacrifice that ultimately led Black astray.

May-15-22  Ulhumbrus: 18 c5! opens the diagonal f1-a6 and transforms White's king's bishop from a passive defender on e2 into a deadly attacker on a6
May-15-22  I Like Fish: i cry...
because others...
are stupid...
and it makes me...
sad...
May-16-22  FM David H. Levin: <Mate Hunter: 16.Nxc6!! and White won a piece or mate. 16...bxc6 would be better than 16...Rxd1??>

16...bxc6 prolongs the game, but 17.c5 should still win. If 17...Rd5, then 18.Ba6+ clears the way for 19.Qf3 and if needed, Qg2.

May-16-22
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  nizmo11: Is the move order given here correct?

According <Aron Nimzowitsch, On the Road to Chess Mastery 1886-1924> by Per Skjoldager and Jørn Erik Nielsen the game started: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.exd5 Qxd5 6.Bxf6 gxf6 7.Nf3 ("7. Qd2,applied by Lasker against Marshall, earns the preference") Nc6 8.Be2 Bd7 9.0-0 Bxc3 10.bxc3 Rg8 11.c4 (p. 93, "Notes by Nimzowitsch")
From the same source:
"The game appeared in a number of news paper columns and magazines and the end of year and it is thus likely that is was played in October [1907]."
Reinfeld in his <Nimzovich the Hypermodern> gives 6...Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 gxf6 8.Nf3 Nc6 9.Be2 Rg8 10.0-0 Bd7

May-16-22
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  nizmo11: <On the Road to Chess Mastery> gives the original source as <Bachmanns Schachjahrbuch 1907> pages 165-166
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