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Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5 (E50)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 O-O 5 Nf3

Number of games in database: 216
Years covered: 1920 to 2022
Overall record:
   White wins 30.1%
   Black wins 34.3%
   Draws 35.6%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Viktor Korchnoi  12 games
Viktor Moskalenko  5 games
Mark Taimanov  4 games
Bruno Parma  4 games
Aleksandar Matanovic  3 games
Jonathan Penrose  3 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968
Petrosian vs A Matanovic, 1959
Bronstein vs Szabo, 1953
Vaganian vs Karpov, 1969
Portisch vs Tal, 1965
R Toran Albero vs Najdorf, 1955
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 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 216  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Reshevsky vs Saemisch 0-1381920BerlinE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
2. G Szilagyi vs Barcza  0-1421951Hungarian ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
3. Levenfish vs V Lyublinsky  0-1351952URS-ch sf SochiE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
4. K Wozniak vs C Blaszczak  0-1651952Polish ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
5. Bronstein vs Szabo 1-0501953Zuerich CandidatesE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
6. Geller vs Petrosian ½-½281953Zuerich CandidatesE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
7. I Vistaneckis vs Antoshin 0-1241954URS-ch sf YerevanE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
8. Bronstein vs D Horne 1-0311954Hastings 1953/54E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
9. A Fuderer vs S Nedeljkovic  0-1301954Yugoslav First LeagueE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
10. A Fuderer vs Unzicker  0-1251954Munich ZonalE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
11. Taimanov vs Evans 0-1551954USA-URSE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
12. B Rabar vs S Nedeljkovic  ½-½181954BelgradeE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
13. H Corral vs J Salas Romo  0-1371954MontevideoE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
14. L Alster vs Pachman  ½-½161954Czechoslovak ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
15. Lilienthal vs Simagin  ½-½171955Moscow ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
16. L Tipary vs G Negyesy  ½-½521955BudapestE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
17. M Udovcic vs A Matanovic  1-0571955Yugoslav ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
18. R Toran Albero vs Najdorf 0-1231955Mar del PlataE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
19. Z Gabrovsek vs B Grosek  ½-½181955LjubljanaE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
20. Averbakh vs Kholmov  ½-½4319554th Soviet Team-ch finalE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
21. Antoshin vs B Vladimirov  1-0381955URS-ch sf LeningradE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
22. M Napolitano vs F Batik  0-13919562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
23. A Khasin vs Spassky  ½-½341956USSR ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
24. F Olafsson vs J Penrose 1-0271956Hastings 1956/57E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
25. R G Wade vs J Penrose  1-0331957CongressE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-01-08  D.Observer: Why do almost nobody prefers this opening? Positions after this opening must be rare, isn't it?
Nov-01-08  Alphastar: <D.Observer> Most club players don't play the Nimzo-Indian with 4. e3 because this frequently results in an isolated-pawn situation (after black plays ..c5, ..d5, ..cxd4 and ..dxc4) which, alhough openings where white obtains an isolated queens pawn generally are advantageous for him, scares club players away because they tend to exaggarate the IQP's weakness when they have one (and they also tend to exaggarate the other players' attacking chances when playing against an IQP).

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