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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: 152
Years covered: 1920 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 31.6%
   Black wins 32.9%
   Draws 35.5%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Viktor Korchnoi  12 games
Svetozar Gligoric  5 games
Mark Taimanov  3 games
Jonathan Penrose  3 games
Aleksandar Matanovic  3 games
 
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968
Petrosian vs A Matanovic, 1959
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965
Vaganian vs Karpov, 1969
Portisch vs Tal, 1965
T van Scheltinga vs Portisch, 1964
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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 152  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Reshevsky vs Saemisch 0-1381920BerlinE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
2. Bronstein vs Szabo 1-0501953Zurich CandidatesE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
3. Geller vs Petrosian ½-½281953Zurich CandidatesE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
4. L Alster vs Pachman  ½-½161954CSR-chE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
5. Bronstein vs D Horne 1-0311954Hastings 1953/54E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
6. Taimanov vs Larry Evans 0-1551954USA-URSE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
7. A Fuderer vs Unzicker  0-1251954Munich ZonalE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
8. I Vistaneckis vs Antoshin 0-1241955URS-ch 1LE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
9. Lilienthal vs Simagin  ½-½171955Moscow-chE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
10. Udovcic vs A Matanovic  1-0571955YUG-chE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
11. R Toran Albero vs Najdorf 0-1231955Mar del PlataE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
12. Averbakh vs Kholmov  ½-½4319554th Soviet Team-ch finalE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
13. Antoshin vs B T Vladimirov  1-0381955URS-ch sfE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
14. M Napolitano vs F Batik  0-13919562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
15. A Khasin vs Spassky  ½-½341956USSR ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
16. F Olafsson vs J Penrose 1-0271956Hastings 1956/57E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
17. Wade vs J Penrose  1-0331957CongressE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
18. P Clarke vs J Penrose  ½-½291958Hastings 1957/58E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
19. Gligoric vs Keres  ½-½211958YUG-URSE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
20. R Byrne vs S Popel  1-099195859th US OpenE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
21. T Schuster vs Niephaus  1-0251959FRG-ch 05thE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
22. Shocron vs Letelier  ½-½631959Mar del PlataE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
23. Petrosian vs A Matanovic 1-0301959URS-YUGE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
24. Petrosian vs F Olafsson 1-0371959Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade CandidatesE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
25. Korchnoi vs R A Redolfi  1-0521960CordobaE50 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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