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Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation (E45)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 b6 5 Ne2 Ba6

Number of games in database: 487
Years covered: 1951 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 38.0%
   Black wins 29.0%
   Draws 33.1%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Svetozar Gligoric  12 games
Jan Hein Donner  10 games
Lajos Portisch  8 games
Jan Timman  12 games
Paul Keres  8 games
Vasily Yemelin  6 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954
Keene vs S Kerr, 1979
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957
Portisch vs Fischer, 1966
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951
Saidy vs Fischer, 1965
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 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 487  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Fairhurst vs L Barden  ½-½211951OxfordE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
2. Gligoric vs Janosevic  1-0421951YUG-ch 6thE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
3. Botvinnik vs Bronstein 0-1351951Botvinnik - Bronstein World Championship MatchE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
4. Pomar Salamanca vs Prins  0-1301951Bad Pyrmont ZonalE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
5. Larry Evans vs Fine  ½-½301951Wertheim MemorialE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
6. Shainswit vs Fine 0-1301951Wertheim MemorialE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
7. Reshevsky vs Santasiere  1-0371951USA-chE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
8. Botvinnik vs O Moiseev 1-0571951USSR ChampionshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
9. O Moiseev vs Novotelnov  1-0351951USSR ChampionshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
10. Botvinnik vs Novotelnov 1-0871951USSR ChampionshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
11. D Hooper vs J H Donner 1-0271951Hastings 1951/52E45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
12. K Makarczyk vs T Regedzinski  ½-½441952POL-ch10E45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
13. P Trifunovic vs S Nedeljkovic  1-0371953YUG-chE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
14. Reshevsky vs Keres ½-½141953Zurich CandidatesE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
15. P Singleton vs T I Casswell 1-0201954CasualE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
16. Botvinnik vs Smyslov 1-0301954Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship MatchE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
17. Filip vs Pachman  ½-½241954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
18. A Turner vs Saidy  1-050195455th US OpenE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
19. Koblents vs T Zeids 1-0221955Latvian championshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
20. W Fairhurst vs Keres 0-1511955Hastings 1954/55E45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
21. G Ilivitsky vs Keres 1-0411955USSR ChampionshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
22. Szabo vs P Trifunovic  ½-½161955Club ArgentinoE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
23. B Rabar vs Keres  ½-½321955Gothenburg InterzonalE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
24. A Zaruba vs J Vesely  ½-½231955CSR-chE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
25. V Borsony vs J Jezek  ½-½4819562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-06-08  DrGridlock: Is this the "real" Fischer variation of the Nimzo-Indian defense?
Mar-21-11
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  Penguincw: Opening of the Day:
Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 e6 3.♘c3 ♗b4 4.e3 b6 5.♘e2 a6
Apr-08-12
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  Penguincw: Opening of the Day

Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 e6 3.♘c3 ♗b4 4.e3 b6 5. ♗e2 a6


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