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Nimzo-Indian, Samisch (E29)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 a3 Bxc3+ 5 bxc3 O-O 6 e3 c5
7 Bd3 Nc6

Number of games in database: 244
Years covered: 1937 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 36.1%
   Black wins 31.1%
   Draws 32.8%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Yuri Balashov  7 games
Artur Yusupov  7 games
Efim Geller  6 games
Ratmir Kholmov  5 games
Vasily Smyslov  3 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1950
Lilienthal vs Najdorf, 1948
J Enevoldsen vs Erik Andersen, 1937
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948
Geller vs Smyslov, 1953
Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989
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 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 244  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Enevoldsen vs Erik Andersen 1-0261937DEN-chE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. Botvinnik vs Keres  ½-½411938AVROE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
3. W Cruz vs Trompowsky  1-0361940BRA-ch10 mE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
4. Bondarevsky vs Botvinnik 1-0381940USSR ChampionshipE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
5. Reshevsky vs Kashdan 1-0381942USA-ch playoff-1plE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
6. P F Schmidt vs Bogoljubov  0-1311943SalzburgE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
7. Stahlberg vs Jacobo Bolbochan  ½-½381946Mar del PlataE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
8. Denker vs Smyslov 0-1431946URS-USAE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
9. Gligoric vs C Kottnauer  1-0461946PragueE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. Botvinnik vs Reshevsky 0-1421948FIDE World Championship TournamentE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. Lilienthal vs Najdorf 1-0251948Saltsj÷baden InterzonalE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
12. Averbakh vs Taimanov  1-0651948USSR ChampionshipE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
13. W Cruz vs W de Oliveira  1-0531949BRA-chE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. Gligoric vs Lokvenc  1-0381949YUG-AUTE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
15. Szabo vs D Horne  1-0301949Hastings 1949/50E29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
16. B H Wood vs F Parr 0-1211950British CC Ch -51E29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
17. Bronstein vs Najdorf 1-0211950Budapest CandidatesE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
18. S Helle vs N Bergqvist  ½-½431950Dubrovnik olmE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
19. Pirc vs A Zografakis  1-0581950Dubrovnik olmE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. Stahlberg vs Reshevsky ½-½421950AmsterdamE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
21. M Mukhitdinov vs Petrosian  0-1491951Tashkent mE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
22. Stahlberg vs R Broadbent  1-0411951Staunton memE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
23. J H Donner vs C Poulsen  1-0521951HoogovensE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
24. H Steiner vs P Tramoyeres  1-0251951MadridE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
25. G Szilagyi vs Stefan Szabo  1-0461951Przepiorka MemorialE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
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  Phony Benoni: As of today, this is a variation offering quite even chances: White wins 46, Black wins 46, drawn 47.
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