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Rudolf Spielmann vs Aron Nimzowitsch
Karlsbad (1923), Karlsbad CSR, rd 11, May-11
Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Variation (B13)  ·  0-1



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Oct-31-05  delterp: Something is wrong with the note to black's 18th move. 18...o-o-o is impossible due to the bishop on h2.
Nov-01-05  Petrocephalon: <delterp> No, it is in fact quite legal for black to castle queenside here: while the king may not cross over squares that are under attack, the rook may.

The note should, however, read "Not ...0-0-0 because of Nc5!" (not "Ne5"), leading to a Boden's mate.

Jul-20-06  zb2cr: Just for completeness:

If 27. Kh1, Qf3+; 28. Kxh2, Rxh4+; 29. Kg1, Q(or R)h1#.

If 27. Kf1, h1=Q+; 28. Ng1, Qhxg1#.

If 27. Kxh2, Rxh4#.

If 27. Bg3, Qf3+; 28. Kf1, h1=Q+; 29. Ng1, Qhg2#.

27. Ng3 holds out the longest. 27. ... Qf3+ guarantees White will lose his Bishop, with or without check. 28. Kf1, Rxh4 and it looks like White can't avoid mate--the Pawn threatens to Queen . If 28. Kxh2, Rxh4+; 29. Kg1, Rg8 pinning the Knight and threatening 30. ... Rh1#. If White then tries 30. Kf1, Rxg3! renews the mate threat.

May-10-10  vsadek: 27. ♘g3 ♕f3+ 28. ♔xh2 ♖xh4+ 29. ♔g1 ♖ah8 30. ♕h6 ♖8xh6 31. ♖ad1 ♖h1+ 32. ♘xh1 ♖xh1#
Sep-14-11  Ulhumbrus: In the position after 9 Be2 Nimzovich stands better. However the attack 9...g5? is overambitious and out of proportion to Black's advantage. This passes the advantage to White.

Instead of 11 h3, 11 h4! gets the upper hand eg after 11...g4 12 Nh2 Bh6 13 f3! The move h3? passes the advantage back to Black.

Feb-06-12  King Death: < Ulhumbrus: ...Instead of 11 h3, 11 h4! gets the upper hand eg after 11...g4 12 Nh2 Bh6 13 f3! The move h3? passes the advantage back to Black.>

In your line after 13.f3 ef 14.Nhf3 Nge7 White's position is worse. He's ahead in development at the moment but his pieces don't coordinate well.

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  PawnSac: Maybe it wasn't a "perfect" game, and there are improvements, but over the board.. wow, white sure took a pasting! WTG Nimzo

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