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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Milan Vidmar
New York (1927), New York, NY USA, rd 10, Mar-05
Van't Kruijs Opening: General (A00)  ·  0-1



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Oct-08-04  IT4LICO: is there any other comment but "A good move"????...
Oct-08-04  percyblakeney: 19. ... f5 is even better... :)
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  whiteshark: Don't know why, but I always thought this was the last round game and that Nimzowitsch had to win it to get tie with Alekhine.

Could someone with the <New York 1927> tournament book please check this. Thx in advance !!

NY1927 crosstable:

Dec-04-08  paladin at large: <whiteshark>< I always thought this was the last round game > No, this was a tenth round game. They also met in the last round (20th) with the same pieces, but that game was a draw.
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  whiteshark: Thank you for your efforts, <paladin at large>!

(When I looked at the crosstable Aljechin and Nimzowitsch were finally only separated by one point - and a must win situation would have been quite theatrically. Well, it's the facts that count.)


Feb-02-12  RookFile: Vidmar castles queenside, and not even the slightest pressure is put on his king.
Jun-28-12  Old King Cole: I have the 1924 book of the New York City international tournament, at the Hotel Alamac (on Broadway and 71st), annotated by Alekhine, but not the 1927.
Feb-10-13  andrewjsacks: This may be the game of the famous cigar smoke-threatening incident.
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  plang: Three rounds earlier in round 7 Nimzovich had played 6 d3 against Marshall and the game had ended in a draw. 7 Ne5 doesn't seem to pose any problems for Black; in fact, after 11...0-0-0 Black is ahead in development. Alekhine recommended the pawn sacrifice 14 c4..dxc 15 Rfd1 with better piece activity than in the game.

Early on in my amateur "career" I learned the dangers of playing h3 (or ..h6) followed by kingside castling when my opponent had not yet committed his king.

Aug-07-20  SChesshevsky: < RookFile: Vidmar castles queenside, and not even the slightest pressure is put on his king.>

It was kind of amazing. Especially with from move 17...bxc6 White can get the first direct King hit with Qa6+, which Nimzowitsch never does do. Appears the CG computer says the King can even go back toward d & e and be safe after that check.

Guess his pawns were slow enough and his N and B so badly placed for a Qside attack Nimzo figured opening up the center was the way to go. He did get the first couple of checks in with 25. Ne7 and 29. Rb3 and does avoid getting mated. Hollow plusses in a game that had to be upsetting to Nimzo.

Kudos though for his inclusion of this loss in his "Chess Praxis" book. Not a full score or analysis but he does praise Vidmar's king side attack.

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