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Gideon Stahlberg vs Aron Nimzowitsch
"The Knight b4 Christmas" (game of the day Dec-24-2019)
Nimzowitsch - Stahlberg (1934), Gothenburg SWE, rd 1, Feb-04
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann Variation (E22)  ·  0-1

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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-01-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: A lesser-known example of Nimzowitsch at his best. With 26.Ng1, White anticipates relocating his Knight to e5. However, with 26...f4; 27.exf4,Re4; 28.g3,Qb5!, Black has paralyzed the Knight, which cannot move without allowing ...Re2. Nimzowitsch's bind becomes so great that the exchange of all four Rooks does not free Stahlberg's game. It would prove interesting to see if the silicon monsters can improve White's defenses.
Oct-04-18  goser: According to the silicon monster, White was somewhat better for a couple of moves after the pawn sacrifice and was OK until the move 33. Exchange of the last rooks proved to be fatal.
Dec-24-19  andrewjsacks: Excellent idea for the pun. Quite well done!
Dec-24-19  The Kings Domain: "My System" at work.
Dec-24-19  AlicesKnight: From move 14 the Knight just sits there and stares with the fixing eye of the Sphinx, intimidating everything in range .......
Dec-24-19  paavoh: I was wondering why White never considered placing a Knight on d3...
Dec-24-19
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  moronovich: Nice pun .
Dec-24-19  thegoldenband: A great pun indeed!
Dec-24-19  catlover: Super job on the pun. This game shows Nimzowitch at his best.
Dec-26-19
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  Honza Cervenka: The Knight b4 was a monster.

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