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Aron Nimzowitsch vs Hans Johner
"Feel the Bern" (game of the day Jul-05-2016)
Training Match vs Johner (1931), Bern SUI, rd 1, Mar-01
Zukertort Opening: Nimzo-Larsen Variation (A04)  ·  1-0



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Jan-15-14  nhnsn: What was white threatening whit 21.♘e5? I thing 21...♖f8 was unnecesary.
Jan-15-14  Cushion: 23. Qg8+???? Kxg8 -
Jan-15-14  musicmanTRIBALx: Haha, whoops. My (obvious) mistake.
Jul-05-16  RookFile: 15...f5 didn't seem to do much. Perhaps ....Qd6 is more flexible.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: After 21.Ne5, one possible threat is 22.Nxc6 attacking the Rook and threatening 23.Ne7+ discovered check winning the Queen. 21...Rb6 might have been Black's best defense, but White can reply 22.Qf7+,Kh8; 23.f4 with the threat of 24.Rf1-f3-g3. Good example of how a Knight can be stronger than a Rook if the position is closed and the horse has an unassailable advanced post.
Jul-05-16  lost in space:

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Position after 16. Qa5 seems to be dead even after 19...Qd6.

And earlier is the game the position was even more dead equal if Black avoids for example 15...f5 and plays 15...Qd6 already at this point in time.

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For example: 16. f4 f6 17. c4 Nb6 18. Qa5 Nxa4 19. Qxa4 a5 20. e4 d4 =

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Jul-05-16  AlicesKnight: I like the White Q tour into the black position d2-a5-c7. Was Black trying to 'set a trap' with 16....Rfb8? The last three white moves are astonishingly economical yet forceful, ending with the White Q focus of b4, b8 and f8.<An Englishman> is right - the White N has more effect than both Black Rs.
Jul-05-16  morfishine: <lost in space> and Black made other suspect or sub-par moves
Jul-05-16  cunctatorg: Aron Nimzowitsch, the Punisher of players who played some suspect of sub-par moves. What a punishment though!!...

Personally I prefer the famous Nimzo's win (with Black) against Hans' brother, Paul Johner... What a punishment there too!!

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  kevin86: the forks are
Jul-05-16  KID Slayer: How about "feel the burn" from the FBI today by letting Hillary off the hook and run free without any charges of indictment for using a private email server, in clear violation of federal law, that threatened America's national security???!!!
Jul-05-16  jith1207: What. Nobody cares about American politics. Particularly doesn't have a place here.
Jul-05-16  ajile: The activity of the White knight more than makes up for the exchange deficit. This is what can happen when a weaker master plays a stronger master and attempts to grab material without understanding their opponent's compensation.
Jul-05-16  backrank: A little-known game which has been an old favorite by mine for long.

17. Nc5 seems to be impossible due to Rb5. Surely Black has foreseen that Nxd7 can be answered by Qxa1.

But Nimzo had calculated a lot further ...

Jul-05-16  john barleycorn: I haven't come across this game. very nice. Nimzowitsch was a sharp calculator
Jul-05-16 The rooks are forked, and how!
Jul-05-16  The17thPawn: <KID Slayer> <jith 1207> - Well some of us do care about politics but such discussions are probably best left to the Ken Rogoff page. There seems to be a bit of most any type of discussion on that page.
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  fredthebear: <Jul-05-16 KID Slayer: How about "feel the burn" from the FBI today by letting Hillary off the hook and run free without any charges of indictment for using a private email server, in clear violation of federal law, that threatened America's national security???!!!>

Let's lock up Crooked Hillary and the complicit FBI agents like James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Rod Rosenstein for their phony investigation aiding the cover-up, the destruction/withholding of evidence, and illegally wire tapping Trump in an attempt to throw the 2016 presidential election!! No one is above the law. (If Trump has committed crimes, lock him up too!)

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  perfidious: Enough is enough: Rogoff is indeed the place for all this.

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