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Walther von Holzhausen vs Aron Nimzowitsch
Dresden (1926), Dresden GER, rd 8, Apr-12
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  0-1



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Apr-01-12  ozmikey: Nice sequence between moves 32 and 34, with the Irish pawns getting gobbled up in succession! White goes wrong with 14. Nc7+ - presumably he expected Nimzovich to keep the file open for his rook, but the ...Kd7-c6! plan forced him completely on the defensive. Good work from Nimzo to push the advantage home from then on (the quasi-zugzwang 30...Kb7 is really rubbing it in!).
Apr-01-12  King Death: <ozmikey> The "Irish pawns"? That's something I never read before.
Apr-01-12  ozmikey: <King Death> Maybe it was just a term from my part of the world, but tripled isolated pawns were always dubbed "Irish pawns" in my playing days.

In France they'd probably be called "English pawns" I guess...

Apr-01-12  SimonWebbsTiger: it goes way back, to the days when the English loved to portray the Irish as thick and simple people. It's quite racist, really.
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  whiteshark: I wouldn't call it <IPC> coz

the tripple pawns were outside the center.

Furthermore they show up only in the endgame (and not in the opening/early middlegame as the IPC does).

Game Collection: 56_IPC = Irish Pawn Centre (middlegame-structure

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