Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
French Nimzo 4Qg4
Compiled by fredthebear

It's unconventional, but worth a try as a surprise weapon against the occasional French defender. Black's central pawn mass is not always decisive. The Black knight can be a pain in the backside, but so can the White bishops. Both queens can be threatening.

* Results may vary: Opening Explorer

* Nimzowitsch Gambit: Opening Explorer

"Heroism doesn't always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history. Sometimes a chicken can save a man's life." ― Mary Roach, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

* The book:

* 40 Facts:

* Glossary:

Alaska: Kodiak
Established in: 1792

Kodiak is the main city in Kodiak Island and was founded in 1792 by Aleksandr Andreyevich Baranov. It was first called Pavlovsk Gavan, which is Russian for Paul's Harbor, and was the first capital of Russian Alaska. You can still find a large Russian Orthodox church there, as well as plenty of beautiful views.

* Chess History:

Keli wrote:
Game over
♥️ I had to play.
I had to play.
my stolen heart turned rot, to ***** ♠️

Twas me snubbed.
Twas me who snubbed.
♦️ And glittery diamonds to dirt, were clubbed. ♣️

But I had to play.
I had to play.
Cause he held all my cards anyway. 🃏 I had tried to run.
I tried to run.
We were not there for love, but fun.
And I HAD to play.
I had to play..
I was his. lonely desperate slave.

Now he's moved on..
He's moved on.
and left his pathetic, little pawn ♟ I'd had to play
I'd had to play.
so that from him, I could get away.

He'd gotten bored
He got bored.
He wiped away our checkered board.
Now he's not here.
He's not here.
But I'd do anything to feel him near.

Come play.
Come play.

The Wolf and the Hunter

You lust of gain, – foul fiend, whose evil eyes Regard as nothing the blessings of the skies,
Must I for ever battle you in vain?
How long demandest you to gain
The meaning of my lessons plain?
Will constant getting never cloy?
Will man never slacken to enjoy?
Haste, friend; you have not long to live:
Let me the precious word repeat,
And listen to it, I entreat;
A richer lesson none can give –
The sovereign antidote for sorrow –
ENJOY! – 'I will." – But when? – 'Tomorrow. – " Ah! death may take you on the way,
Why not enjoy, I ask, today?
Lest envious fate your hopes ingulf,
As once it served the hunter and the wolf.

The former, with his fatal bow,
A noble deer had laid full low:
A fawn approached, and quickly lay
Companion of the dead,
For side by side they bled.
Could one have wished a richer prey?
Such luck had been enough to sate
A hunter wise and moderate.
Meantime a boar, as big as ever was taken,
Our archer tempted, proud, and fond of bacon.
Another candidate for Styx,
Struck by his arrow, foams and kicks.
But strangely do the shears of Fate
To cut his cable hesitate.
Alive, yet dying, there he lies,
A glorious and a dangerous prize.
And was not this enough? Not quite,
To fill a conqueror's appetite;
For, before the boar was dead, he spied
A partridge by a furrow's side –
A trifle to his other game.
Once more his bow he drew;
The desperate boar on him came,
And in his dying vengeance slew:
The partridge thanked him as she flew.

Thus much is to the covetous addressed;
The miserly shall have the rest.

A wolf, in passing, saw that woeful sight.
"O Fortune," cried the savage, with delight,
"A fane to you I'll build outright!
"Four carcasses! how rich! But spare –
"I'll make them last – such luck is rare,"
(The miser's everlasting plea.)
"They'll last a month for – let me see –
One, two, three, four – the weeks are four
If I can count – and some days more.
Well, two days from now
And I'll commence.
Meantime, the string on this bow
I'll stint myself to eat;
For by its mutton-smell I know
It's made of entrails sweet."
His entrails rued the fatal weapon,
Which, while he heedlessly did step on,
The arrow pierced his bowels deep,
And laid him lifeless on the heap.

Hark, stingy souls! insatiate leeches!
Our text this solemn duty teaches, –
Enjoy the present; do not wait
To share the wolf's or hunter's fate.

"The wind cannot defeat a tree with strong roots." — The Revenant

"It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor." — Seneca

"The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back." ― Abigail Van Buren

WTHarvey: There once was a website named WTHarvey, Where chess puzzles did daily delay,
The brain-teasers so tough,
They made us all huff and puff,
But solving them brought us great satisfaction today. There once was a website named WTHarvey
Where chess puzzles were quite aplenty
With knight and rook and pawn
You'll sharpen your brain with a yawn
And become a master of chess entry

There once was a site for chess fun, was the chosen one,
With puzzles galore,
It'll keep you in store,
For hours of brain-teasing, none done.

There once was a website named wtharvey,
Where chess puzzles were posted daily,
You'd solve them with glee,
And in victory,
You'd feel like a true chess prodigy!

* The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played: 62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy by Irving Chernev

* Legendary: Game Collection: The 12 Legendary Games of the Century

"Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly."
― Langston Hughes

* Find Forcing Moves:

* What happens AFTER the capture?

* Bad bishops are...bad:

"In blitz, the knight is stronger than the bishop." — Vlastimil Hort (1944- )

"He who takes the Queen's Knight's pawn will sleep in the streets!" — anonymous

Old Russian Proverb: "Ride slower, advance further." (Тише едешь — дальше будешь.) Don't hurry up, you will reach further distances by going slower.

"The truest wisdom is a resolute determination." — Napoleon Bonaparte

Proverbs 26
Berean Standard Bible

1 Like snow in summer and rain at harvest,

honor does not befit a fool.

2 Like a fluttering sparrow or darting swallow,

an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,

and a rod for the backs of fools!

4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly,

or you yourself will be like him.

5 Answer a fool according to his folly,

lest he become wise in his own eyes.

6 Like cutting off one's own feet or drinking violence

is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool.

7 Like lame legs hanging limp

is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

8 Like binding a stone into a sling

is the giving of honor to a fool.

9 Like a thorn that falls into the hand of a drunkard

is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

10 Like an archer who wounds at random

is he who hires a fool or passerby.

11 As a dog returns to its vomit,a

so a fool repeats his folly.

12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?

There is more hope for a fool than for him.

13 The slacker says, "A lion is in the road!

A fierce lion roams the public square!"

14 As a door turns on its hinges,

so the slacker turns on his bed.

15 The slacker buries his hand in the dish;

it wearies him to bring it back to his mouth.

16 The slacker is wiser in his own eyes

than seven men who answer discreetly.

17 Like one who grabs a dog by the ears

is a passerby who meddles in a quarrel not his own.

18 Like a madman shooting firebrands

and deadly arrows,

19 so is the man who deceives his neighbor

and says, "I was only joking!"

20 Without wood, a fire goes out;

without gossip, a conflict ceases.

21 Like charcoal for embers and wood for fire,

so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels

that go down into the inmost being.

23 Like glaze covering an earthen vessel

are burningb lips and a wicked heart.

24 A hateful man disguises himself with his speech,

but he lays up deceit in his heart.

25 When he speaks graciously, do not believe him,

for seven abominations fill his heart.

26 Though his hatred is concealed by deception,

his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.

27 He who digs a pit will fall into it,

and he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.

28 A lying tongue hates those it crushes,

and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

"The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times." ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." ― Theodore Roosevelt

French Proverb: "Tout est bien qui finit bien." ― (All's well that ends well.)

Ah, St. Marher, 1225:
"And te tide and te time þat tu iboren were, schal beon iblescet."

zpoof! 87 prejudice against Nazi Paikidze zapped by ap for Uk rain or shine.

z o n e d e f

Game 40 p.281 of 'My System' by Nimzowitsch
Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C02) French, Advance, 44 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance Variation. Nimzowitsch Attack (C02) 0-1
J van den Bosch vs Maroczy, 1930 
(C02) French, Advance, 19 moves, 0-1

French, Advance. Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 1-0 Central battle
I Rabinovich vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1932 
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 148 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Keres vs Euwe, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Nimzowitsch Attack 4.Qg4 Qa5+ (C02) 0-1Not easy
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1937 
(C02) French, Advance, 55 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance Variation. Nimzowitsch Attack (C02) 0-1
Frias / Martinez vs Alekhine, 1945 
(C02) French, Advance, 37 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance Var. Ruisdonk Gambit (C02) 1/2-1/2
R Skrobek vs Uhlmann, 1983
(C02) French, Advance, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Advance. Nimzowitsch Attack (C02) 0-1 Qside mess
I Nei vs Gleizerov, 1995 
(C02) French, Advance, 16 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Nimzowitsch Attack (C02) 0-1 White was better
A Raetsky vs N Miezis, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 51 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Nimzowitsch Attack (C02) 1-0 Bs hit Kside
S Macak vs A Ang, 2011 
(C02) French, Advance, 22 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Nimzowitsch Attack (C02) 1-0 More B stunts
Sengupta vs Marcos Ernesto Jurdao Perez, 2015 
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Gledhill Attk 5.Qg4 (C11) 1-0 Pile on pin
D Andreikin vs A Khantuev, 2010
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer 4.Qg4 Kf8 (C15) 0-1 Useful isolani
A Zakharchenko vs Y Simkin, 1999
(C15) French, Winawer, 58 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer 4.Qg4 Nf6 5.Qxg7 Rg8 (C15) 0-1 Plang kibitz
D H Campora vs A Rustemov, 2003 
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Advance Qg4 (C16) 0-1 W: From winning to losing
B Kurajica vs A Planinc, 1972 
(C16) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 0-1

French Defense 2.c4 d5 (C00) 1-0 OCB Promotions
J Horvath vs T T Hoang, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

French Defense 2.c4 d5 (C00) 0-1 Half-baked
Velimirovic vs P Nikolic, 1984
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Ruisdonk Gambit (C02) 1/2-1/2 50...?
R Bator vs Bareev, 1987 
(C02) French, Advance, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Advance. Ruisdonk Gambit (C02) 1-0 Stockfish
Tartakower vs S Landau, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 36 moves, 1-0

French Advance, Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 1-0 Famous suffocation
Nimzowitsch vs A Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance. Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 1-0 Stockfish
Nimzowitsch vs Menchik, 1929  
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

89 (12.?) from Mittelspiel mit dem Läufer auf dem Feld b2, Haas
Keres vs L Laurine, 1935 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance. Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 1-0
Nimzowitsch vs J Szekely, 1927 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance. Nimzowitsch Gambit 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (C02) 1-0
S J Szpisjak vs D Cavitt, 1998 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance. Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 1-0
J Yuchtman vs A Gorodezky, 1959 
(C02) French, Advance, 22 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance. Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 0-1
M Traldi vs Brett Larsen, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance. Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 1-0
N Zambor vs P Klein, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance. Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 1-0 3-piece sqz
Sveshnikov vs D Komarov, 1999 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 OVERPROTECT
Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 1 in Dynamic Chess by R. N. Coles
Paulsen vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(C02) French, Advance, 62 moves, 0-1

French Adv Milner-Barry Gambit 8Be2 (C02) 1-0 Open kingsides
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1912  
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

My System had put this game in its chapter 14 "Overprotection".
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(C02) French, Advance, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 B Sac, N Outpost
B Wall vs H Murtaugh, 1971 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance. Nimzowitsch Attack (C02) 1-0
Li Haoyu vs Y Xu, 2010
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 1-0 Notes by A.N.
Nimzowitsch vs S von Freymann, 1912 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 1-0 Q grabs P, K walks
Keres vs L Laurine, 1935 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 0-1
Flamberg vs Breyer, 1914 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

French Def. Advance. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 0-1 Discovered+
C Hatherill vs B Wall, 1980 
(C02) French, Advance, 8 moves, 0-1

French Def: Advance. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 1-0 Dbl Knt Sacs
V Nenarokov vs V Goglidze, 1930 
(C02) French, Advance, 38 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 1-0
G Matteucci vs L Del Vecchio, 1952
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 1-0

40 games

 » View all game collections by fredthebear PGN Download
 » Search entire game collection library
 » Clone this game collection (copy it to your account)
 » FAQ: Help with Game Collections
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC