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Lajos Steiner vs Aron Nimzowitsch
Berlin BSG (1928), Berlin GER, rd 10, Feb-16
French Defense: Winawer. Bogoljubow Variation (C17)  ·  1-0



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Apr-10-05  WorldChampeen: In Germany, the Winawer variation, "1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Sc3 Lb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Lxc3+ 6. bxc3 " is sometimes called the Winawer Nimzovitsch variation or possibly only the Nimzovitsch variation to the French Defence (Reference: ).

Also, note Winawer's namesake in these two games, one in which he is White and the other Black.

Winawer vs De Vere, 1870 & J Mortimer vs Winawer, 1883

As for this game, Nimzovitsch clearly gets some of his key pieces boxed in on the Queen side. These games are interesting to look at, before so much theory came in defining some of the better choices of moves. Of course, Nimzo faired better in other games. This one coming somewhat at the height of Nimzo's chess career. As for Lajos Steiner, an anecdote of a game with Colle that a participant relates on him is rather amusing.

Nov-04-18  cunctatorg: The so called Winawer variation of the French defense is clearly a Nimzowitsch variation as a conception.
Nov-04-18  cunctatorg: Well, to be honest it is rather a conceptual child of Aron Nimzowitsch and a theoretical child ("Theory, the Praxis of the masters..."; Aron Nimzowitsch) of both Aron Nimzowitsch and Mikhail Botvinnik!!

I guess that Szymon Winawer has very little to do with all that...

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