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Egil Jacobsen vs Aron Nimzowitsch
Copenhagen (1923), Copenhagen DEN, rd 10, Mar-13
Indian Game: Capablanca Variation (A47)  ·  0-1



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Apr-17-05  fred lennox: The manner in which black, from a terribly cramped position, slowly but surely gained ground and finally obtained a strong attack in the end game, lends instructive interest as well as enjoyment to the game. - Nimzowitsch.
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  Chessical: Also worthy of note is: I Rabinovich vs Nimzowitsch, 1925
Apr-17-05  caballos2: I think 36.Rc3 spoils white's drawing chances. The rook is needed on the first rank.
Jan-10-13  Everett: By move 18, Black has managed a solid Benoni-like structure where ..b5 is immediately playable, yet his bishops are not so active. Nimzo then exchanges DSBs and transforms to a more Franco-Benoni structure (open e-file). Solid strategy, though giving up the two bishops could be considered blasphemous in some circles.
Jan-10-13  Gejewe: Nimzowitsch analysed this game in his "Die Praxis meines Systems" ("Chess Praxis"), game nr.90 in the chapter "Das kleine aber feste Zentrum" ("The small but secure center"). Fred Lennox got his inspiration there, giving the quote that the author made at the end of the game.

It is interesting to note that after 10 moves, in a position that seems rather cramped , Nimzowitsch remarks that Black seems to feel quite happy in his 'small home'. Instead of going for an immediate ..c5 or ..e5 which many players would do to gain some breathing space he manoeuvers in the hope that the intended ..c5 will have more impact after that. In his notes he is critical on white's move 8.Rc1, and on 22.e4 where 22.Bxh4 Qxh4 23.h3 Ne5 24.Nd3 is suggested. From that moment he believes that black is better. <caballos2> Nimzowitsch lets 36.Rc3 go by unnoticed.

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