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Milan Vidmar vs Aron Nimzowitsch
New York (1927), New York, NY USA, rd 14, Mar-12
Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46)  ·  1-0



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Feb-22-03  kostich in time: Its worth noting that this is yet another example (see also Nimzowitsch-Tarrasch,st.Petersburg 1914)of Nimzo falling prey to the bishop pair in an open position.Vidmar won the fourth brilliancy prize
Feb-22-03  drukenknight: Gee Nimzo. no look so hot in this one.

19...Nf6 maybe more competitive?

Apr-28-03  bishop: The position is too wide open for Nimzowitsch to defend against the "enemy Bishops". Black's ninth move lead to the troubles.
Nov-15-07  whiteshark: <6...c6> isn't <a dubious move (?!)>. It seems more like <a dubious comment (!?)> in lieu.
Nov-16-07  whiteshark: The same applies to calling <9...b5> <a mistake (?)<<>>> as it's in practice a good move.
Nov-16-07  whiteshark: Now, the real mistake is <10...Bxe5 ?>, as you can see in the game.

However, the only playable move in this position is <10...Bb7>

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which means 'own' piece development and overprotection.

Feb-14-09  whiteshark: I just have read Vidmar's annotation in his book <Goldene Schachzeiten>, p. 256 et seq.. The lesson is clear: I may be wrong. :D

--> 10...Bb7 11. e4 with a strong attack.

Jan-29-12  RookFile: I think that 9.... Ba3 might have been ok. 9.... Ba3 10. Qc1 Bxb2 11. Qxb2 Re8 12. Ne5 Nxe5 13. dxe5 Nd7 and white has a better position, but black can fight to hold a draw. 5... Bd6 was a little dubious right from the start.
Jul-10-17  SpiritedReposte: I've never seen more exclams in a single gamescore.
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  Knighthawkmiller: Dreadful ending for black against the well placed bishops with white comanding the 7th rank: +12.98 (22 ply) 22...Rbb8 23.Bf7 Qc6 24.Re8+ Rxe8 25.Qxc6 Re2 26.Qc3 Rxb2 27.Qxb2 Ra8 28.Bd5 Re8 29.Qa3 h5 30.Qxa7 Kh7 31.Qf7 Re1+ 32.Kg2 Kh6 33.Qf4+ Kg6 34.Be4+ Rxe4 35.Qxe4+ Kh6 36.Qe6+ g6

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