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Walter Michel vs Aron Nimzowitsch
Training Match vs Michel (1931), Bern SUI, rd 2, Mar-??
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Rubinstein Variation (E42)  ·  0-1

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Dec-13-10  acea: This game is analysed in J. Silman "Reasses your chess" in the chapter on weak squares.
Dec-13-10
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  keypusher: <acea> See also Tartakower vs Lasker, 1909 after move 30 or so.
Nov-07-15  PJs Studio: This position at move 15. looks outrageously boring, yet that is when one of the most beautiful games I've ever seen gets moving.

I love the way Nimzovitch thought! His moves are beautiful yet not violent. He was a very modern thinker (like Karpov yet with even more flare!) obviously, Nimzovitch had lapses here and there and went overboard at times with overprotection and accepted very cramped positions. He even accepted these positions just to prove the dogmatic thinkers didn't have all the answers. I believe He was a better player than this, but not good enough to win them all.

Huge fan.

This game is an exceptional display of his skill. One of the best I've seen.

Nov-08-15
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Is it my imagination, or was 15.Re1 a serious error? Thanks to the "in-between move" 15...Rfd8, White has no safe square for the Queen, and has to yield the d-file to the Black Rooks and the d3 square to the Black Knight. 11.d5 was almost certainly weak, as it leads to a series of exchanges that end with Black enjoying a significant lead in development.
Nov-08-15  PJs Studio: Yes! But WHAT AN EASY ERROR TO MAKE! Unless, you are 2500+ FIDE...even then!

Not even mentioning that white WANTS to play Bc1-d2-c3 when white stands better! So he may not have seen 15...Rfd8 as that big of a concern. 15. Re1 = Very easy mistake to make.

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