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Jonathan Speelman vs Simen Agdestein
Hastings (1991/92), Hastings ENG, rd 3
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner Variation (E41)  ·  0-1

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Mar-17-06
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  tpstar: Beautiful NID by Agdestein; fine opening play, then his position keeps improving. On 5 ... Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 d6 the endgame after 7. dc dc 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 is fine for Black (... b6 & ... Kc7), so White plays 7. Be2 & 8. 0-0 instead. Black counters with 7 ... Qe7 & 8 ... e5, then 9. Ne1 e4 10. f3 Bf5 and the Bishop gets out while the Qe7 holds b7. Black established a powerful Ne4 supported by a Nf6 but also the Pf5, yet White had no active play. Nice Kingside attack through massing all the Black forces there, meanwhile White's pieces were confined to the first few ranks.

myriapodes-tpstar (FICS 3/17/05): 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 c5 5. e3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 d6 7. Be2 Qe7 8. 0-0 h6 (8 ... e5 9. Ne1 e4) 9. a4 g5 10. Ba3 Nbd7 11. Qc2 e5 12. e4!? g4 13. Nh4 Nf8 (13 ... ed 14. Nf5) 14. a5 ed 15. cd Qxe4 16. Qxe4+ (16. Bd3 Qxd4 17. Re1+ Kd7) Nxe4 17. f3 gf 18. Nxf3 cd 19. Nxd4 Ne6 20. Bf3 Nd2 and Black won (0-1).

Mar-17-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Nimzo-licious! And nice game by you, <tpstar>.
Jan-28-07  morphyvsfischer: Beautiful example of Black's plan of exploiting the two knights completely dominating white. First maintaining a blockade on e4, then enducing white to close the position with d5, and finally playing a kingside attack: what a great plan! 7 Bd3 Nc6, going to the Hubner variation, doesn't necessarily look better. In the game, 7...Nc6 is also good. I blame White's ninth for his demise. 9 Nd2 (guarding e4) e4 10 f3 exf3 11 Bxf3 Qxe3+ 12 Kh1 Qxc3 13 Re1+ gives White good compensation for the pawns, since white's bishops are proving superior to the knights and black's king is stuck in the center. 20 Nd5 Nxd5 21 cxd5 cxd4 22 cxd4 (exd4 Rxc3) Ng3!! (threat ...Rxc1) is very good for Black. 31 Kg1 h3 is very funny for Black. 35 Nf3 Ngf2+ 36 Kg1 Qh4#. 13 moves by white's knight, ugh.
Apr-11-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Just... wow! Really fascinating stuff.
Sep-20-08  notyetagm: <morphyvsfischer: Beautiful example of Black's plan of exploiting the two knights completely dominating white. First maintaining a blockade on e4, then enducing white to close the position with d5, and finally playing a kingside attack: what a great plan! >

26 ... h7-h5


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A textbook example of <ADVANCING PAWNS ON THE FLANK> when the center is fixed/blocked.

Here the blocked central formation allows Adgestein (Black) to launch a *powerful* kingside offensive with 23 ... g7-g5 and 26 ... h7-h5.

Apr-25-20
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  wordfunph: when asked by New In Chess Magazine for his best game ever, GM Agdestein pointed to this game.

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