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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Hans Duhm
"A Duhm Idea" (game of the day Jan-14-2013)
Hannover (1926), Hannover GER, rd 1, Aug-09
English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13)  ·  1-0



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Jan-14-13  darshandatta: Really a wonderful game by Nimzowitsch
Jan-14-13  rilkefan: I wonder about the opening annotations - 2...c5 and 4...d6 seem unexceptionable to me, whereas the (to my eye) weakening 5...g6 isn't mentioned. And for what it's worth stockfish thinks that the 7...Bxc3 line he gives is just equal after 10...Nxe5 11.fe h6 (depth 26, 0.4 Gnodes).
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  HeMateMe: great pun. The game looks very much like something you would see at the local chess club. One side gets a Bishop hemmed in, and the rooks penetrate before the Bishop can be released.
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  piltdown man: At least Black was sporting enough to allow the pretty checkmate. Or maybe he was too Duhm to see it?

I hope it was the former.

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  Once: Beautiful game! Classic nimzo strangulation.

<piltdown man> Another explanation for why it was played to mate is that nimzo could have announced "mate in so many moves" at some point before the end.

It used to be the fashion to announce mate if you thought that you had a forced sequence which your opponent could not prevent. Having announced the mate, you would them demonstrate it on the board, your opponent would shake your paw, shower of gold coins over the board, etc etc etc.

That is one of the reasons why we often see older games being played out to mate. They weren't actually played out to mate, but the game score records the demonstrated finish.

Fritzie says it was a forced mate after move 24, which could have been when Nimzo announced it.

Jan-14-13  morfishine: Believe me, I love a good pun; However, as far a chess goes, I feel reluctant to use the term 'Dumb' to label any idea or game. Every move, plan or venture has some sort of logic thread running through it, whether flawed or not; Just this fact raises it above the level of 'Dumb'
Jan-14-13  The Last Straw: My first pun! Woohoo!!
Jan-14-13  Cemoblanca: Duhmsday! ;)
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  kevin86: Nimzo can sneak up on you with the lethality of a king cobra.
Jan-14-13  andrewjsacks: <The Last Straw> Well done, and congrats on your first.
Jan-14-13  RookFile: I think Nimzo was right in saying 2...e6 was a mistake. Later cxd4 options would have created a Maroczy bind situation where black's d6 was weak. Sounds like death even before you get started.
Jan-14-13  andrewjsacks: Bad job by someone of translating Nimzo's notes, though.
Jan-14-13  Travis Bickle: Beautiful chess!
Jan-14-13  TheFocus: This guy was duhmed before the first move was made.
Jan-14-13  whiteshark: Duhm's attempt doomed to failure.
Jan-14-13  TheFocus: Final Doom.
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  OhioChessFan: I think CG.C missed the boat with this pun. There is a big difference between having fun with a name and making fun of a name, and this one crossed the line majorly.
Jan-14-13  andrewjsacks: Duhm dee Duhm Duhm...
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  tamar: You can't count on Duhm luck. You also have to play well.
Jan-15-13  andrewjsacks: That's true. Also, try not to make Duhm moves.
Jan-15-13  morfishine: <OhioChessFan> I agree with you here, for both of our reasons
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  Domdaniel: <Ohio> and <Morfishine> -- I agree with both of you: I don't like the use of 'dumb' as an insult (some people seem to be *very* fond of it, don't they?) - and I don't care to see a player's name mistreated like this.

The American use of 'dumb' to mean 'stupid' is starting to catch on, on this side of the Atlantic. And I still don't like it.

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  perfidious: Once Nimzo got those pieces working, Black was Duhmed.
Mar-30-14  N0B0DY: At the crack of duhm.
Oct-12-14  ahmadov: Just saw this game as a puzzle on move 25. Could not find the solution. It turns out that it had a very interesting continuation.
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