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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Rudolf Spielmann
Berlin (1928), Berlin GER, rd 8, Oct-20
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Quiet Line (A28)  ·  0-1



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May-16-06  Calli: Never saw this one. Is this really a Janowsky-Steinitz game? Anyone?
May-16-06  Resignation Trap: Looks like Nimzovich-Spielmann, Berlin, 1928.
May-17-06  sneaky pete: <Resignation Trap> Amazing, did you submit a correction? It is indeed Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann, Eliteturnier Berliner Tageblatt, round 8, October 20, 1928. 64.Rf2+ .. shows typical Nimzowitschian wit.
May-17-06  Resignation Trap: <sneaky pete> I didn't submit a correction, as I had to leave in a hurry to do something else.
May-17-06  Calli: <Resignation Trap> Thanks! I knew you would come through :-)

<Sneaky Pete> The opening was atypical and it certainly did not look like Janowsky to me.

Oct-30-10  Ulhumbrus: In the position after 4 e3 Lasker's comment ( Lasker's manual of chess, Dover paperbacks, pg 100) is < Shall Black now advance 4...d5? But after 5 cxd5 Nxd5 6 Bb5 the move which White is ahead gives him a far superior game than Black could obtain in the equivalent variation of the Sicilian.>
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Fine example of how to restrain, blockade and finally destroy an overextended center. If Speilmann told Nimzowitsch after the game that he had been reading My System, would Nimzo have felt flattered?
Oct-31-10  Ulhumbrus: 9 e4 may be premature. Instead of this, 9 0-0 threatens the e5 pawn, and c4 may follow.
Feb-09-12  RookFile: I guess 64. Rf2+ was worth a try. Who knows? Maybe white would touch his king and have to move it. He's got nothing to lose at this point.
Jul-02-18  goser: Indeed, Nimzowitsch could be quite proud to win such a game with black!
Jul-02-18  ChessHigherCat: I was wondering why white didn't want to win a pawn with

15. Bxd7 Nxd7 16. Qxc7

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1) +1.46 (21 ply) 16...Rab8 17.Rfe1 Rfc8 18.Qa5 Ra8 19.Qb5 Nb6 20.a4 Nc4 21.Rac1 Nd6 22.Rxc8+ Rxc8, etc.

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