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Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann (E23)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 Qb3 c5 5 dxc5 Nc6

Number of games in database: 257
Years covered: 1925 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 35.8%
   Black wins 31.1%
   Draws 33.1%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Gideon Stahlberg  8 games
Mikhail Botvinnik  7 games
William Winter  6 games
Aron Nimzowitsch  5 games
Isaac Kashdan  4 games
Mir Sultan Khan  4 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Botvinnik vs G Miasoedov, 1932
Euwe vs Pirc, 1949
Stahlberg vs Nimzowitsch, 1934
Stahlberg vs Alekhine, 1930
Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch, 1930
A Hansen vs S Jensen, 1945
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 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 257  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Verlinsky vs P Romanovsky  1-0341925USSR ChampionshipE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
2. I Rabinovich vs P Romanovsky 0-1211925MoscowE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
3. G Stepanov (Schneideman) vs P Romanovsky 0-1211926Leningrad, USSRE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
4. G Norman vs Alekhine 0-1231926Hastings 1925/26E23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
5. K Havasi vs L Prokes  1-0541926Budapest 1st FIDE MastersE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
6. Gruenfeld vs L Steiner 1-0661928Berlin Cafe KoenigE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
7. J de Souza Mendes vs M Madeira de Ley 1-0421929BRA-chE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
8. Spielmann vs Saemisch  1-0461929KarlsbadE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
9. Spielmann vs Colle  1-0361929KarlsbadE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
10. Spielmann vs P Johner 1-0271929KarlsbadE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
11. P Johner vs Gruenfeld  ½-½411929KarlsbadE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
12. P Johner vs Saemisch 1-0761929KarlsbadE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
13. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine ½-½511929Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship MatchE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
14. B Hoenlinger vs Gruenfeld  0-1101929Rogaska SlatinaE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
15. J Aguilera Bernabe vs Capablanca 0-1331929BarcelonaE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
16. W Winter vs Capablanca  ½-½361929Hastings 1929/30E23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
17. E Voellmy vs O Naegeli  0-1301930SUI-ch 34thE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
18. E Dyckhoff vs Kmoch  0-1581930EbenseeE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
19. T P Accioly Borges vs C Pulcherio  1-0251930Distrito Federal ChampionshipE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
20. Flohr vs M Chodera  1-0381930Prague ChampionshipE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
21. Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch 0-1351930San RemoE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
22. Alekhine vs G Stoltz 0-1321930Clock simul, 10bE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
23. E Lundin vs G Stoltz  1-0451930Stockholm Championship PlayoffE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
24. W Winter vs Colle 0-1201930ScarboroughE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
25. Stahlberg vs Alekhine 0-1311930Hamburg OlympiadE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-14-09  WhiteRook48: this favors black
May-04-10  rapidcitychess: yet it favors white
May-16-12  vinidivici: how can we know this op favors just 5 first moves at the opening....

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