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Alexander Kotov vs Alexander Chistiakov
Ch Moscow (1937), Moscow URS
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Guimard Defense Main Line (C04)  ·  0-1



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  Domdaniel: A beautiful bewitching game. Utterly mysterious.
Dec-18-09  Jim Bartle: Nice catch, DD. Any idea how far they were playing known theory?
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  pawn to QB4: Hi Jim - I went to the Opening Explorer and, unless there were games we haven't got, the answer's remarkable. 3...Nc6 was played in 1928 by Nimzowitsch against Spielmann. Think he enjoyed freaking Spielmann out - once got him with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 and comments "my old comrade in arms looked quite disconcerted". That's the only 3...Nc6 game in the database before this one. Since Nimzowitsch put his other knight on g6 via e7, it would appear the TN is as early as 4...Nf6. Guimard took up the variation in 1945. I suppose Nimzowitsch already has enough defences and variations named after him.
May-20-11  Everyone: <48...Rd1+ 49.Kc3> are somehow mysterious, even for <Everyone>.

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