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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Efim Bogoljubov
Bogoljubov - Nimzowitsch (1920), Stockholm SWE, rd 1, Sep-01
French Defense: Advance Variation. Nimzowitsch System (C02)  ·  1-0



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  whiteshark: Poor Bogo, got smashed in 22 moves. But where went he wrong ?
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  Calli: Hmm 19...Bxe5 20.Nb6 wins. This suggests that 18...Qc6 is better than Qd7 in the game because it prevents Nb6. Then 19.Bxe5 Bxe5 20.Qxe5 Qxa4 21.Qxd5+ Be6 22.Qxb7+ Qd7 23.Qxd7+ Bxd7 is good for Bogo. Long analysis, wrong analysis?
Mar-21-08  crwynn: Did he really go wrong as late as that? To me 11...Qb6 and 12...Bf2 was a cry for help....
Mar-21-08  RookFile: Well, give Bogo a break, he must have been disappointed not to sweep the match.
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  Calli: Nimzowitsch had poor results around 1920 and he attributed it to what the war had done to his mind, but, as far as I know, never revealed his experiences during WWI.
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  jessicafischerqueen: Hello <RookFile>

Cripes man why don't you open a forum?

Just my bi-annual thank you for all the analysis you have posted on games pages.

I'm going through <Karpov v. Kasparov> I and II,>, <Life and Games of Tal>, and a half other games colllections and as always I frequently find useful and often humorous pieces of analysis by you on the games.

You and <Notyetagm> turn up the most.

THANK YOU <Rookfile>, I enjoy your posts very much.


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  beatgiant: As long as we're giving thanks, I'll put in a word for the incredibly instructive works of <Calli> on this site.

<18...Qc6 is better than Qd7> White can try 18...Qc6 19. Bxh7 Qxa4 20. c3. Then if 20...B retreats, 21. Qh5+ looks too strong. Or 20...g6 21. cxd4 Bf5 22. Bxe5 looks like White's attack still has some steam. What say you?

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  Calli: Yes, you are right about retreating the B. Probably best to give back the piece via 20.c3 e4 21.cxd4 Be6 and White can gain a pawn 22.Qh5+ Ke7 23.Qg5 Qe8 24.Qxg7+
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  whiteshark: <crwynn: <... To me 11...Qb6 and 12...Bf2 was a cry for help....>>

Instead of 11...Qb6 (and playing vs. sq f2) I would always prefer <11...Bd6> with e.g. <12.Qe2 Rf8 13.f4 Kg8>

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