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Milan Vidmar vs Aron Nimzowitsch
New York (1927), New York, NY USA, rd 14, Mar-12
Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46)  ·  1-0



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Feb-22-03  kostich in time: Its worth noting that this is yet another example (see also Nimzowitsch-Tarrasch,st.Petersburg 1914)of Nimzo falling prey to the bishop pair in an open position.Vidmar won the fourth brilliancy prize
Feb-22-03  drukenknight: Gee Nimzo. no look so hot in this one.

19...Nf6 maybe more competitive?

Apr-28-03  bishop: The position is too wide open for Nimzowitsch to defend against the "enemy Bishops". Black's ninth move lead to the troubles.
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  whiteshark: <6...c6> isn't <a dubious move (?!)>. It seems more like <a dubious comment (!?)> in lieu.
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  whiteshark: The same applies to calling <9...b5> <a mistake (?)<<>>> as it's in practice a good move.
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  whiteshark: Now, the real mistake is <10...Bxe5 ?>, as you can see in the game.

However, the only playable move in this position is <10...Bb7>

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which means 'own' piece development and overprotection.

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  whiteshark: I just have read Vidmar's annotation in his book <Goldene Schachzeiten>, p. 256 et seq.. The lesson is clear: I may be wrong. :D

--> 10...Bb7 11. e4 with a strong attack.

Jan-29-12  RookFile: I think that 9.... Ba3 might have been ok. 9.... Ba3 10. Qc1 Bxb2 11. Qxb2 Re8 12. Ne5 Nxe5 13. dxe5 Nd7 and white has a better position, but black can fight to hold a draw. 5... Bd6 was a little dubious right from the start.
Jul-10-17  SpiritedReposte: I've never seen more exclams in a single gamescore.

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