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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Karl Behting
Offhand game (1919), Riga RUE, Jul-10
Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Nimzowitsch Attack (C40)  ·  1-0



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Oct-22-08  Ulhumbrus: 21 f6 clears the square f5 which White can use to attack the pinned N on d5 a third time by 22 Rf5.
Jan-10-16  TheFocus: An offhand game played in Riga, Latvia on July 10, 1919.

Nimzowitsch annotated the game in <Mein System>, pg. 103.

Dec-13-16  zanzibar: Chernev calls this game a "brilliant piece of instruction" showing "the power of a blockader in simple, classic style".
Dec-15-16  zanzibar: Nimzowitsch introduces the game, after 2...f5, thusly:

<The opinion of Karl Behting, which I [Nimzo] am inclined to support, is that this move is quite playable.>

from Skjoldager/Nielsen's tranlation.

Mar-30-19  jenspetersson: Could anyone explain to me why the openings encyclopedia ECO doesn't refer to this game after 9.c4 ( ⩲)? Instead it refers to less known US players from a game in the 1980's.
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Jens,

They like to quote a more recent game as that, in theory, should show up any improvements for either side.

A move may have been ⩲ in the 1940's but is it still ⩲ today? So, if they can, they find a more modern reference.

You are appear to be doing the correct thing, examining and questioning rather than just nodding.

I have the 1995 book 'ECO Busted'.

"535 Refutations, Re-evaluations, Novelties, Improvements and Corrections to the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings."

Keep questioning and examining...


Mar-30-19  sneaky pete: The second (1981) edition of ECO volume C refers to this game up to 9.c4 .. with the same evaluation sign. Why would one mention a repeat of those moves by two Ussians in a later edition? ECO doesn't give full games, just fragments. The evaluation of the position reached after nine moves wasn't changed. I see no additional value at all in referring to other players who at a later date copied some moves from N vs B.

It's customary to refer to the oldest (known) game with a series of moves, regardless of the evaluation of the resulting position. Only new moves, that force us to re-evaluate the position, will lead to new example games. That is not the case here.

Apart from that, Behting should remain Behting.

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