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Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line (E59)
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 Bxc3 9 bxc3 dxc4 10 Bxc4

Number of games in database: 655
Years covered: 1936 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 34.2%
   Black wins 24.0%
   Draws 41.8%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Svetozar Gligoric  24 games
Mark Taimanov  9 games
Efim Geller  8 games
Boris Spassky  14 games
Aleksandar Matanovic  14 games
Max Euwe  9 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1997
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966
Kramnik vs Tiviakov, 2001
O Rodriguez vs F Olafsson, 1978
Gelfand vs Korchnoi, 1994
T Henrichs vs M Prusikin, 2007
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 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 655  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Stahlberg vs G Weissgerber  1-0761936Bad NauheimE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
2. E Zagorjansky vs S Belavenets 0-1371941Demonstration tournamentE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
3. Benko vs Szabo 1-0461947HUN-chE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
4. Levenfish vs Kan  ½-½401947USSR ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
5. Ragozin vs Tolush  ½-½561948USSR ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
6. Gligoric vs Rossolimo 1-0411949VeniceE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
7. G Wood vs G R Mitchell  1-02819501st World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
8. G Borisenko vs Averbakh  ½-½181950USSR ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
9. Boleslavsky vs P Kondratiev  ½-½411951URS-ch sfE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
10. H Kramer vs C Poulsen  ½-½561951HoogovensE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
11. P Martin vs Julio Bolbochan  0-1321951Mar del Plata ZonalE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
12. J Nikolac vs Gligoric  ½-½481951YUG-ch 7thE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
13. Lipnitsky vs Suetin  1-0291952URS-chTE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
14. Bronstein vs Botvinnik  ½-½241952Training Match TournamentE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
15. Szabo vs O'Kelly  ½-½281952BudapestE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
16. B Rabar vs E German  ½-½401952Rio de Janeiro itE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
17. Bronstein vs Y Porat  1-0491952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
18. Kotov vs A Matanovic 1-0411952Stockholm InterzonalE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
19. S Vukovic vs B Djurasevic  ½-½281952YUG-chE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
20. S Vukovic vs B Rabar  0-1231952YUG-chE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
21. O Moiseev vs Byvshev  1-0341952USSR ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
22. Panno vs B Wexler  ½-½411953ARG-chE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
23. Tolush vs O Troianescu  1-0371953BucharestE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
24. Najdorf vs Reshevsky 0-1351953Reshevsky - NajdorfE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
25. Najdorf vs Reshevsky 1-0421953Reshevsky - NajdorfE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-21-05  AlexanderMorphy: what is the continuation after 18.Ba3 in the 4. e3 rubinstein variation/main line....anyone have an idea?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: There must be some reorganization going on in the E50-E59 area. This area had 556 last time I looked. E57 went from 5 to 185, E58 from 421 to 927.

I assume the task is not yet finished.

Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Now to take the iron broom to the monster otherwise known as A04....

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