chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Milan Vidmar vs Aron Nimzowitsch
New York (1927), New York, NY USA, rd 5, Feb-24
Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (E11)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 36 times; par: 41 [what's this?]

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

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 13 more Vidmar/Nimzowitsch games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you find a mistake in the database, use the correction form. There is a link at the bottom that reads "Spot an error? Please suggest your correction..." Avoid posting corrections in the kibitzing area.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-28-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: Fine play, with excellent annotations, by Nimzowitsch in this game which can be classified as a Nimzo-Bogo hybrid. One curiosity about the N-Man is that he played a number of good games with Bishops of opposite color, showing how they can help the attacking player.

The position looks completely placid after ten moves; the manner in which Nimzo conjures an attack out of nothing is quite good.

Dec-28-04  fgh: Nimzowitsch at his best!
Dec-28-04  Leviathan: I don't fully understand the following annotation (on move 6. .. d6): <Black is still at the crossroads between Dutch (b6 and Bb7) and Indian (c5 or e5 with Nc6)>

Shouldn't it be the other way round? (Dutch = c5/e5/Nc6 ; Indian = b6/Bb7)

Dec-28-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: And good question, Leviathan. In his books, Nimzowitsch strongly advocated that players not commit too soon to one plan, and to leave opponents guessing. So when he says he's at the "crossroads," he means that Vidmar still does not know what Black will do. In fact, Nimzowitsch manages to play the Nimzo, Bogo, and Queen's Indian Defenses, all in this one game!

Regarding the formations he describes, remember that he's referring to contemporary theory, i.e., 1927. The Dutch was commonly played in conjunction with ...b6, which we now know is too risky, thanks to the possible d4-d5 advance. You could argue that Nimzo played a fourth defense in this game, the Dutch! The Indian to which he refers could be either the Samisch Variation, where Black sometimes tries ...c5, ...Nc6, ...d6 and ...e5, or the Milner-Barry (or Zurich) Variation, 4.Qc2,Nc6, followed eventually by ...d6 and ...e5. Note that a lot of these variations are now obsolete.

The Dutch Stonewall is not c5/e5/Nc6, it's c6/d5/e6/f5, while the Old Dutch is d6/e6/f5, and the Leningrad is d6/e7/f5/g6. However, you are correct that the ...e6 Indian systems today do resort to b6/Bb7. Nimzowitsch's note gives us a good idea of how theory has changed.

Dec-29-04  Leviathan: Thanks for the explanation, <An Englishman>. Now everything is clear ;)
Feb-29-08  gambitfan: Opening of the day OPOD Fri 13/04/2007
Apr-05-08  Marmot PFL: 17...g5! is indeed a bold hypermodern idea. A player of the Tarrasch school would probably go for a draw with rook trades on the d file.
Apr-06-08  norcist: i'm not sure g5 is in complete violation of steintz's laws. The d file is closed to rooks, and as our first world champ says, this is the best time to launch a wing attack...of course having the skill (not to mention boldness) to play this over the board is a completely different matter
Aug-17-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: 4..Qe7 which is now the main line had been introduced by Nimzovich a year earlier against the same opponent at Semmering. 5 g3 is considered to be a more ambitious line. Again 6 g3 or 6 Qc2 would have been more active. Both Dvoretsky and Nunn were critical of 18 Bf2?! as c3 was a more active square for the bishop and the plan of doubling rooks on the d-file proved ineffective as the entry squares were covered. Bondarevsky recommended 18 Qd3..Rad8 19 Qd6..Qxd6 20 Rxd6..Nb8 21 Rxd8..Rxd8 22 Bc3..Nc6 23 Kf2 when White should be OK. 22 Bf1? was too passive; better was 22 Be1..g4 23 fxg..Bxg4 24 Bxg4..Qxg4 25 Qc2 with some advantage for Black. 23 fxe..Nxe4 24 Rd7..Qxb2 25 Be1..f4 26 exf..Qf6 would also have been strong for Black.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch-Dutch (E11) 0-1 Notes by A.N.
from Quickly Perhaps Prickly QG Poked Fredthebear by fredthebear
Game 465
from Master Games - Chess (Tartakower/du Mont) by Qindarka
Game 189
from Understanding Chess Middlegames (Nunn) by edwin.n.walker
Game 80 in 'Chess Praxis' by Aron Nimzowitsch
from Published Games by Year and Unconfirmed Source 6 by fredthebear
Game 189
from Understanding Chess Middlegames (Nunn) by Retarf
Black keeps White off balance with 4...Qe7.
from Bogo Indian Beauties by brucemubayiwa
Game 465
from Master Games - Chess (Tartakower/du Mont) by Jersey Joe
Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation
from ANNOTATED HUMAN GAMES GTM by gambitfan
October, p. 196 [Gae 109 / 1823]
from Chess Review 1942 by Phony Benoni
Annotated games by Nimzovitsch
by igiene
New York 1927
by Benzol
Game 80
from Chess Praxis (Nimzowitsch) by Okavango
By Heart GoD
from d4 : Bogo Indian Defense : Nimzowitsch Variation by ISeth
Change is permanent
from Hypermodern chess: Aron Nimzovich by Reinfeld by nikolaas
465
from 500 Master Games of Chess III (part 2) by trh6upsz
Bogo-Indian Defense
by ALL

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 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC