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Thor Geir Harestad vs Haakon Strand
Norwegian team championship (2005), ?, Feb-13
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Variation (E30)  ·  0-1

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May-12-05  bush: black's play is brilliant!!! well played MoonlitKnight!
May-12-05
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  MoonlitKnight: <bush> Thanks!

Although I must admit I was as good as lost after horrible opening play. After the swindle move 32...Ng6?, white has an easy win with 33.Qg5, which both the players missed. The correct move was 32...Rb8!! when the game is probably drawn, but black has to defend like a hero, starting with 33.Nxe5!

However, it was the first time I beat an FM, and I thought the knight in the game really suits my nickname. ;-)

May-13-05  Appaz: Well played! Truly in the spirit of Carlsen.

(I hope they have put your chain back on :)

May-13-05  cade3: brilliant knight maneuver! bravo MK!
Jul-26-05  aw1988: This is brilliant. Much congratulations MoonlitKnight!
Jul-26-05
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  tpstar: <MoonlitKnight> Beautiful game, and great cooperation between your pieces. I'll bet White regretted passing on 24. Bxh5 Nxh5 25. Qe3 Qd7 26. g4 Nf4 27. Rg1 and White will soon eat the Pc5 with good chances.

Long live the Nimzo-Indian! =)

May-16-06  dakgootje: brilliant played, has to feel good to beat a FM =)
Jun-20-06  Rocafella: Yeh...33.Qg5 Nxh4 34.Nf6+ Kh8 35.Qh5#
Nevertheless, it's not easy to spot these kind of moves in very competitive games, such as this. There must be a lot of pressure, well done for the win! Great game <MoonlitKnight>
Apr-09-08  minasina: <HÃ¥kon>, can you tell me where my country lies?
Dec-04-08
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  whiteshark: You can breath the spirit of Nimzovich in all of black's moves.
Aug-21-09  WhiteRook48: why do people like 4. Bg5?
May-19-15  Mating Net: <whiteshark:><You can breath the spirit of Nimzovich in all of black's moves.> My thoughts exactly, Nimzo smiled in that chess park upstairs.

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