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Samuel Reshevsky vs Alexander Tolush
Leningrad / Moscow training (1939), Leningrad / Moscow URS, rd 1, Jan-03
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Taimanov Variation (E40)  ·  1-0



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  plang: 4..Nc6 is a rarely played line that had only been played once before at the time of this game; already 5..e5 new. Reshevsky thought Black would have had a playable game after either 6..d5 or 6..exd 7 exd..d5. 12..g6?! seems to result in a poor imitation of the Kings Indian and 13..c5?! weakened d6 and b5; maneuvering his queen knight to c5 looks like a preferable alternative. 16..Bf8 would have been better but would not likely have changed the outcome.
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  perfidious: It seems Reshevsky favoured Ne2 in all his lines vs the Nimzo.

Here is an entertaining game in the 4....Nc6 variation which I first spotted in Pritchett's work on some of the sidelines, back in the 1980s: Furman vs Lipnitsky, 1951.

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