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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Lajos Steiner
Bad Niendorf (1927), Bad Niendorf GER, rd 3, Aug-08
Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense. Nimzowitsch Attack (C62)  ·  1-0



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Oct-23-07  notyetagm: Here Nimzowitsch puts on a veritable master class in how you should use your knights

Position after 17 ♘d4-e6!:

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Position after 18 ... g7-g6 19 ♘d5xf6+!:

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Position after 21 ♘d7x♗f8 1-0:

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A stupendous knight display by Nimzowitsch!

It is hard to imagine a stronger display of the power of <CENTRALIZED KNIGHTS>.

Feb-07-09  WhiteRook48: the diagrams are unnecessary
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  sleepyirv: I find them quite useful.
Feb-25-09  WhiteRook48: How about "centralized knights" on d4, e4, d5, and e5?
Feb-25-09  DrGridlock: <sleepyirv: I find them quite useful.>

Since they exactly reproduce the game positions, it's hard to see what is contributed by the diagrams.

Are you unable to see the game chess board?

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  sleepyirv: <DrGridlock> It's easier than scrolling up and changing the position.
Feb-26-09  WhiteRook48: I find it easier to just look at the top and find the move number
Oct-07-16  Aunt Jemima: Nimzovich shows us how to keep the opponent from catching up in development. I love when he puts his knight on e6.
Apr-01-18  PhilFeeley: This is not a Spanish, but a Four Knights, perhaps Four Knights, Spanish variation. I searched for this under Four Knights and couldn't find it.
Apr-01-18  sudoplatov: Compare with: Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914
May-27-21  Rooktee: Probably a novice Q.. I was wondering why Steiner did not play 17 ..Qxe6
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  beatgiant: <Rooktee>
Because of the family fork 17...Qxe6 <18. Nxc7+> winning the queen.
May-27-21  SChesshevsky: I like Nimzo. Have read Pawn Power by Kmoch and Soltis pawn structure book and they are good. But think Nimzo had such a great feel for pawns, going over his games with that in mind is just as or even more instructive.

Here he notes 9...f6? Which is good observation. But his analysis isn't very helpful as to why it subsequently loses.

He might've mentioned that the drawback is that it seriously weakens the white squares. And potentially very dangerous if king in proximity and no plan to challenge on those squares.

Problem also seen in games: Lasker-Steinitz 1894 match gm. 3, famous Lasker-Capablanca 1914, Fischer -Larsen 1971 match gm. 1.

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