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Semion Alapin vs Aron Nimzowitsch
Karlsbad (1911), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 16, Sep-11
Caro-Kann Defense: Accelerated Panov Attack (B10)  ·  0-1



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Annotations by Aron Nimzowitsch.      [48 more games annotated by Nimzowitsch]

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Mar-04-02  bishop: It was not the best policy for white to let his pawns be doubled on the kingside as an attack on the open g-file was not to be.
Nov-14-05  Mostolesdude: I didn't know Nimzo was funny
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  Moondoll: Nimzo is hilarious!
"That pompous White c-pawn, has passed away, unwept, unhonoured, and unsung." If you read more of his annotations, he is full of witty quips such as these. Backed by his unquestionable natural talent, I find his notes give a unique look at the battle that is Chess.
Jan-18-06  euripides: This game feels as arrestingly modern as Nimzo's famous win against Salwe at the same tournament. It's really not a Caro-Kann but an Old Indian played very dynamically, rather like Bronstein's games in the King's Indian.
Jan-28-06  ronvolt: Aron is a good trainor!
Feb-04-06  Mostolesdude: you mean trainer?
Feb-24-06  who: The notes to 22 should say sounder would be 22.Be3 Qa5 23.Qg1
Feb-24-06  buRnINGbeNd: <who> Qg1 is not a valid move there.
Feb-24-06  who: I meant 22.Be3 Qa5 23.Bg1
Feb-08-08  littlefermat: Nimzowitsch has the weirdest annotations...
Feb-11-09  Chachaman: That was a great game by Nimzowitsch. He took advantage of Alapin's errors, namely advancing his pawn center too far, and made Alapin pay the price.
Feb-12-09  Oregon104: <I meant 22.Be3 Qa5 23.Bg1>

I agree. I assume that they translated this from descriptive notation, it said "23. B-N1", and the translator was careless...

Apr-19-09  xombie: On seeing games like these, one can see how future players like Tigran Petrosian may have been affected. I find Nimzo's games much more transparent than Petrosian's, but we can see the commonalities.

Nimzo's understanding must have been superlative. I could never tell from two little moves that they are the key to the combination, not of dessimating the king or anything, but just ensuring that he has the center.

May-09-09  karnak64: The annotation to move 19 is worth the price of admission ...
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  OhioChessFan: I hope my tombstone doesn't say the same thing as the c pawn's eulogy.
Oct-07-16  Aunt Jemima: Nimzo's style was so modern even in 1911. He plays so carefully, watching every square and every pawn, patiently shuffling his pieces around in his cramped position only to come out ahead somehow.

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