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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Adolf Albin
Austro-Hungarian championship (1905), Vienna AUH, rd 16, Mar-03
Alekhine Defense: Brooklyn Variation (B02)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-24-05  who: So Alekhine didn't invent Alekhine's defense.
Mar-06-06  Frape: Why didnt Nimzowich played 33.Vf6?
Mar-06-06  sneaky pete: If 33.Rf6 Qe3+ keeps white busy. After the subtle and very nimowitschian 33.Kh1 .. black is completely helpless.
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  beatgiant: In the game line, 19...Qb6 and 21...Qc7 seems to lose a move. How about 19...Qd7 instead? White's position looks strong but I don't see the immediate breakthrough.
Apr-15-06  GenomicChess: Allowing 23.Nxe6 seems like an error. I think Black should have considered 21..c5, which defends e6 and in case of 22.dxc5 Qxc5+ 23.Qd4 Qe7, e6 is still covered.
Apr-15-06  IMDONE4: Nimzowitch, the ingenious analysist and writer of My System, creates a great game where he sacrifices the exchange for a huge attack. Black never got his pieces out.
Apr-15-06  IMDONE4: If ♘xe6 is an error, what's your suggestion <GenomicChess>? Also, 2. e5 ♘b8?, Adolf loses a tempo for nothing other than the ability to whites advanced pawn, which is easily defended. <beatgiant> It seems that 19. ...♕b6 and ♕d7 give black about equal chances, the real error comes a move later when black made the move 20. ...♘xf5?. ♗xf5! is the correct move and after 21. ♗xf5 black can continue 21. ...♕xb2 or 21. ...c5
Apr-15-06  DeepBlade: The opening is a French, with an extra tempo for White. Nimzo is really comfortable with the French, and giving him an extra tempo isnt quite good. Long live e5!
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  beatgiant: Since the exchange sac in the game looks unclear, why not play the simple 16. Qg5, threatening to advance the knight to h5?

The ending after 16. Qg5 Ng8 17. Qxd8+ Kxd8 18. Bxf5 looks terrible for Black.

Sep-07-10  vanilla icecream: <beatgiant> what about 20. Nxf7.

<GenomicChess> 23. ...Qe7 24. Qa4+ seems to cost black a pawn and a very bad position.

<IMDONE> 21. ...Qxb2 the queen gets totally isolated from the king, who is under attack 22. Nxf7... ...if 22. ...Rg8 then 23. Nd6+ Kd8 24. Be6.
...if 22. ...Rf8 then 23. Bd7+ king can only Kxd7 24. e6+... ...if Kxe6 then 25. Qd6#.
...if Ke8 then 25. Nd6+.
...if Kc8 then 25. Nd6+...
if Kc7 26. Nb5+ and mate in 2 moves.
if Kb8 26. Nf7+ Kc8 27. Qd6 threatening the knight and pinning the rook with no real replies other than ...Kg6 followed by 28. e7.

please correct me if i am wrong. i am just rookie.

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  beatgiant: <vanilla icecream>
If 19...Qd7 20. Nxf7 0-0 wins the knight. After that, the only try I see for White is 21. Nh6+ gxh6 22. Qxh6, which probably gives a draw by perpetual check. That's better than Black got in the actual game.
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  beatgiant: <vanilla icecream>
By the way, welcome to the site!
May-02-19  rwst: Yes @beatgiant 16.Qg5 would have been much easier 16...Bd7 17.Rae1 Be6 18.Bxf5 Nf8 19.Bc2 g6 20.Qf6 Rh6 21.h4 Qb6 22.Ng5 and now Black has to play Rh7, or 21...Nc8 22.Qxd8 Kxd8 23.Ng5 Ke8 24.Rf6 (SF/LC0)
May-02-19  rwst: After 19...Qd7 20.Nxh5 is possible: Rxh5 21.Nxf7 and the rook is trapped allowing tricks like h3 g4 Ng5 but that's a rook down now.

White also has 20.Qf3 OOO 21.Nxh5 but there is Bg4 22.e6 Bxf3 23.exd7 but this is not better than 21.Nxf7 Bxf7 22.Qxf7 Rhf8.

May-02-19  rwst: 20.b4! adds danger on the queenside. Indeed White has not much after 20.Nf5 Bxf5 21.Nxf5 c5 so 20...Nxf5 would be the decisive mistake.
Mar-20-22  rwbean: 4. c4 best (so Black should have tried 3... d6)

7. b4 and 8. b4 are best in SF's opinion gaining a decisive advantage, free queenside space for White because Black failed to grab space with 4... c5 or 5... c5 (so 5... ♘c6 was a big mistake)

20. b4! as noted

32. a4 mate in 21

34. ♖f7 mate in 9

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