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John Cochrane vs Bonnerjee Mohishunder
Calcutta (1851)
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation (E46)  ·  1-0



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Nov-18-11  Cucurbit: Why is there no kibitzing for the world's very first Nimzo-Indian?

(Looks at the game.)

Oh. That's why.

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  whiteshark: <Mohis-Indian Defence> would have been too much. No?
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  FSR: He played the first Nimzo-Indian, but not too well.
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  FSR: <whiteshark> The "Indian" part refers to Mohishunder already (see his bio, written by me). "Mohis-Indian" would have been redundant, since he also played the first Gruenfeld (and a lot better than this game, although he lost that one too). Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855
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  Penguincw: A final exchange sac wins it for white.
Jul-19-12  waustad: The bias for single pawn moves inherited from the Indian version of makes one think of the dreaded hammerschlag!
Jan-24-13  chesssalamander: Hey, maybe not the strongest play of all time, but the first: nimzo-indian, KID, KIA, gruenfeld, and a bunch of others. Cochrane and Mohishunder were great opening innovators! They certainly deserve a place of honor in the history of chess! I would love for someone to find out more about Mohishunder. (Of course, it might not be possible.)
Feb-23-17  sudoplatov: Seems as if Black knew enough to play ...d6 rather than ...d5 in this type of position. Perhaps ...Qf6 was a bit optimistic.
Jun-19-20  weisyschwarz: Simpson's Defense.
Nov-16-20  Granny O Doul: Let there be no Mohisunder standing here.

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