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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: 366
Years covered: 1928 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 33.3%
   Black wins 17.2%
   Draws 49.5%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Rustam Kasimdzhanov  6 games
Evgeny Bareev  5 games
Alexander Baburin  5 games
Michael Adams  10 games
Yifan Hou  9 games
Vasif Durarbayli  5 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997
Kasparov vs Adams, 2005
Carlsen vs Adams, 2008
Vidmar vs Alekhine, 1930
Bareev vs Ivanchuk, 2006
Bareev vs Ivanchuk, 1994
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 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 366  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. Vidmar vs Alekhine 0-1571930San RemoE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. S Landau vs Maroczy 0-1671930MatchE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch 0-1651931BledE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. Noteboom vs V Berger  1-0301932Hastings 1931/32. Premier ReservesE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. F Gygli vs A Staehelin  ½-½251932BerneE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. F Gygli vs E Voellmy  ½-½261932BerneE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. J Araiza Munoz vs Dake  1-0601932PasadenaE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. I A Horowitz vs Dake 1-0201933MatchE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. Alatortsev vs Lisitsin  ½-½771934LeningradE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. Alatortsev vs Lisitsin 0-1601934USSR Championship 1934/35E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. Alatortsev vs Kan  ½-½561934USSR Championship 1934/35E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. Alatortsev vs Ragozin  ½-½441934USSR Championship 1934/35E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. Riumin vs Capablanca 1-0291935MoscowE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. C H Maderna vs Golombek  ½-½371935OlympiadE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. Gruenfeld vs Fine  ½-½301936ZandvoortE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. M Feigin vs A Kiprov  ½-½501936non-FIDE Munich ol (Men)E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. P Hage vs A Kiprov  1-0261936Munich OlympiadE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. M Feigin vs F Apsenieks  ½-½441936Riga government team cupE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. Jacques Walter vs Gilg  0-1351937Teplitz-SchoenauE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
23. W Winter vs A Reynolds  1-0241937Birmingham ENGE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
24. M Feigin vs E Eliskases  ½-½411937Hastings 1936/37E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. M Feigin vs Fine 0-1271937Hastings 1936/37E37 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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