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Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd (E57)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 O-O 5 Nf3 d5 6 Bd3 c5
7 O-O Nc6 8 a3 dxc4 9 Bxc4

Number of games in database: 0
Years covered: 0
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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Svetozar Gligoric  17 games
Lajos Portisch  14 games
Samuel Reshevsky  8 games
Jiri Lechtynsky  14 games
Bent Larsen  8 games
Bruno Parma  8 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Reshevsky vs K Burger, 1969
Portisch vs Larsen, 1968
Huebner vs Ulf Andersson, 1977
Taimanov vs Larsen, 1967
Reshevsky vs Larsen, 1968
Portisch vs Larsen, 1968
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-01-03  stef21: the 9. axb4 cxd4 10. Bxc4 dxc3 line seems to favour white for he is having two bishops
Jul-08-04  refutor: lol 9 games played all time...i'm making a point to play this line every chance i get ;)
Nov-25-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: THe Internet Chess Club maintains a database of blitz games played by titled and other highly rated players and computers. Out of nearly 7,000,000 games, this line has been used 32 times. Second looks like D65, with 34.
Dec-26-06  2021: I guess Najdorf is good with this opening. He played 3 games and won them all! Even better, He played Reshevsky in two of the games and won! I am making a note to play this opening next tournment!
Dec-26-06  2021: The moves that are shown at the top look wrong to me.
Jan-01-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: The moves are right, so far as they go. 9.Bxc4 cxd4 need to be included to reach the diagrammed position.
Jan-02-07  e4Newman: i didn't realize the nimzo could share ...c5 with the tarrasch

eco is crazy

Mar-25-09  great uncle bulgaria: the near superfluous eco e57
Mar-25-09  WhiteRook48: shouldn't they say 9 Bxc4?
Mar-26-09  chessman95: Only five games? lol, so much for the 'main line'.
Nov-24-10  rapidcitychess: Main line?!?!?!
Mar-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Sumthin's rong with the line <1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 O-O 5 Nf3 d5 6 Bd3 c5 7 O-O Nc6 8 a3 dxc4 9>. It looks incomplete compared to the given diagram. There are also no notable games.

On the contrary the OE shows 185 games Opening Explorer

I'd guess ceegee is able fix it with some Ctrl+Alt+Del commands... ;)

Nov-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Thanks <ceegee> for fixing it today!
Jul-30-20  rmraovich: E57: Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, main line with 8...dc and 9...cd 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nf3 d5 6. Bd3 c5 7. O-O Nc6 8. a3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 cxd4

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