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Nimzo-Indian, Classical (E37)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 Qc2 d5 5 a3 Bxc3+ 6 Qxc3 Ne4
7 Qc2

Number of games in database: 479
Years covered: 1928 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 33.8%
   Black wins 17.3%
   Draws 48.9%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Ivan Ivanisevic  8 games
Vitali Golod  7 games
Alexander Baburin  6 games
Michael Adams  10 games
Yifan Hou  9 games
Sergey Karjakin  8 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997
Kasparov vs Adams, 2005
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2007
Vidmar vs Alekhine, 1930
B H Wood vs P Devos, 1948
Bareev vs Ivanchuk, 2006
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 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 479  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bogoljubov vs Euwe ½-½541928Bogoljubov - Euwe: Second FIDE ChampionshipE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. Menchik vs W Winter  ½-½231929Ramsgate schevE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. Noteboom vs S Takacs  ½-½271930RotterdamE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. K Opocensky vs Flohr  1-0371930Prague-chE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. Vidmar vs Alekhine 0-1571930San RemoE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. S Landau vs Maroczy 0-1671930MatchE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch 0-1651931BledE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. Noteboom vs V Buerger  1-0301932Hastings 1931/32. Premier ReservesE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. F Gygli vs A Staehelin  ½-½251932BernE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. F Gygli vs E Voellmy  ½-½261932BernE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. J Araiza Munoz vs Dake  1-0601932PasadenaE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. I A Horowitz vs Dake 1-0201933MatchE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. Alatortsev vs Lisitsin  ½-½771934LeningradE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. Alatortsev vs Lisitsin 0-1601934USSR Championship 1934/35E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. Alatortsev vs I Kan  ½-½561934USSR Championship 1934/35E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. Alatortsev vs Ragozin  ½-½441934USSR Championship 1934/35E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. M Kamyshov vs Sokolsky  0-1341935Match Moscow-Leningrad (1 category)E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. Bondarevsky vs Sokolsky  ½-½1919355th Ch RSFSRE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. N Riumin vs Capablanca 1-0291935MoscowE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. W Winter vs R P Michell  1-0371935British ChampionshipE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. C H Maderna vs Golombek  ½-½371935Warsaw OlympiadE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. T Regedzinski vs Fine  ½-½461935LodzE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
23. A Zamikhovsky vs P Lebedev  1-0321936Ch Moscow (sf-A)E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
24. Gruenfeld vs Fine  ½-½301936ZandvoortE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. M Feigin vs A Kiprov  ½-½501936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-30-13  MarkFinan: [Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2013.12.30"]
[Round "?"]
[White "MarkFinan"]
[Black "Stockfish DD (66.0%)"]
[Result "*"]
[TimeControl "60/180+1"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 Nc6 8. e3 e5 9. cxd5 Qxd5 10. Bc4 Qa5+ 11. b4 Nxb4 12. Qxe4 Nc2+ 13. Kd1 Nxa1 14. Qxe5+ Qxe5 15. dxe5 O-O 16. Bb2 b5 17. Ba2 Be6 18. Bxe6 fxe6 19. Bxa1 Rxf2 20. Ne2 Rd8+ 21. Ke1 Rxg2 22. Bd4 a5 23. Nf4 Rc2 24. Rg1 Re8 25. Nh5 Re7 26. Nf6+ Kh8 27. Ng4 c5 * I give up/resign.

I can see, after using the OE, that I should not have played 13.kd1? Also I can see that nobody seems to play this opening at the top levels of chess anymore, let alone people like me because I'm sure there's a few traps I'd fall for in blitz or any other fast time controls.

Oh yeah. First! Lol 😃

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