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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Arthur Hakansson
"Women's Prison" (game of the day Sep-26-2005)
2nd Match Nimzowitsch - Hakansson (1922), Kristianstad SWE, rd 1, Mar-17
French Defense: Advance Variation. Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02)  ·  1-0



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Jul-06-11  Garech: I had another look at this given the opening of the day and decided that it's definitely one of my favourite Nimzowitsch games of all time.


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  FSR: <Garech> Don't forget The Immortal Overprotection Game: Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927
Jan-15-12  LIFE Master AJ: Its definitely a nice game, and also today's featured opening.
Mar-02-12  Eduardo Bermudez: Checkmated for the King and Stalemate for de Queen !!
Jun-24-13  notyetagm: Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922

Game Collection: REMOVE THE GUARD (TAKEN)! 27 Qg4xBd7+! destroys the defender of e6-mating sq, 28 Nd4-e6#

Jun-24-13  notyetagm: Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922

Game Collection: REMOVE THE GUARD! ATTACK DEFENDER! 27 Qg4xBd7+! destroys the defender of e6-mating sq, 28 Nd4-e6#

Jun-24-13  notyetagm: Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922

Game Collection: THE UNDERRATED REMOVAL OF THE GUARD -- HEISMAN 27 Qg4xBd7+! destroys the defender of e6-mating sq, 28 Nd4-e6#

Nov-07-13  Eduardo Bermudez: I like, like that !!
Mar-22-15  Cactusjuice: Nimzo sacrifice his d4 pawn base to get piece activity and made a decisive attack
Jun-03-15  Underworld: I've used this opening with a lot of success.
Sep-15-16  sorrowstealer: great game.bad pun
Dec-23-17  Rio Mike: This looks like an AlphaZero game! :)
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According to Skjoldager and Nielsen, this game was resigned after 27.Qxd7+

Here is the source they list: Kagan Neueste Schachnachrichten 1924, pages 279-280

-Per Skjoldager and Jorn Erik Nielsen, "Aron Nimzowitsch on the Road to Chess Mastery 1886-1924" (McFarland 2002), p.335

Dec-06-19  Carrots and Pizza: After 13.h5 White looks like he has a great game. I adopted this opening years ago. The problem was that if black was prepared it didn’t go so well because white is unable to shore up e5.
Dec-06-19  Carrots and Pizza: 25.Nxd5 is brilliant! What a great follow up.
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This game is from Nimzowitsch's second match against <Hakansson>, in which he scored +1-1=1. <Hakansson> held a master title at the time.

The mating move listed in our score was never played.


<"27.Qxd7+ and mate next move through Ne6! That I was able to <<<restrain an excellent master like Hakansson>>>, in this way, must be due to the circumstance that the move 4.Qg4 came as a complete surprise. Nevertheless, it was a beautiful game!">


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Per Skjoldager and Jorn Erik Nielsen, "Aron Nimzowitsch on the Road to Chess Mastery 1886-1924" (McFarland 2002), pp.334-335

They cite <Kagans Neuste Schachnachrichten 1924 (pp.270-280)> as their source.

Dec-07-19  RookFile: Nimzo did well when he opponent played like a dead fish. Black probably had half a dozen moves better than 6....f5, for example.
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  Jambow: Interesting motif that I have employed with great success, that is the sacrifice of the d pawn to put a wedge in the center while protecting the advanced e pawn, albeit I do so with the f pawn as well since the wedge keeps the center closed king safety is less of an issue.

Often 1.e4...e6 2.d4...d5 3.e6...c5 4.f5...Nc6 5.Bd3...cxd4 6.a3(prevents + on king and black initiative)...Bc5 7.Nf3...Ne7 8.Ng5(to entice the weakening of blacks kingside)...h6 8.Qh6 (threatening Qxf7#). If I arrive at this position which is very frequent I'm probably won and have a few titled player scalps in 5 min blitz games.

I went from about 30% against the French defense to > than 70% by not allowing the game to center around the c file. I hated playing the French and now I love it...

This game reminded me of how much a philosophy change can improve your results.

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  zenwabi: Annotated by Nimzowitsch as Game 50 in his MY SYSTEM (21ST CENTURY EDITION, Hays Publishing).
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  Stonehenge: <Kristianstad (Oslo) SWE>

Is that correct?

Nov-07-20  Olavi: <Stonehenge: <Kristianstad (Oslo) SWE> Is that correct?>

Norway of course, if Oslo, former Christiania, Kristiania, is where this was played. But Kristianstad is in Sweden.

Håkansson is the player's name. I guess it's difficult to correct here, but it's a completely different vowel.

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  Stonehenge: clearly has Kristianstad, and that was what I had put into the site field.

Unfortunately the editor who 'corrected' it has a habit of making a mess of it.

I've changed it back.

Nov-07-20  Olavi: The first vowel is pronounced approximately as in call, while Hakansson would be more like in arm.
Mar-17-21  rkadue: YES, after 27...Nxd7 it looks to me as if black has a strong winning position. what am i missing?
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  chancho: 28.Ne6 mate.
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