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Nimzo-Indian, Samisch (E25)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 a3 Bxc3+ 5 bxc3 c5 6 f3 d5
7 cxd5

Number of games in database: 707
Years covered: 1936 to 2021
Overall record:
   White wins 33.7%
   Black wins 24.3%
   Draws 42.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Sergey Volkov  30 games
Alexey Shirov  20 games
Mikhail Ulybin  11 games
Jan Timman  5 games
Vasily Smyslov  5 games
Anatoly Karpov  5 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Anand vs Wang Hao, 2011
Shirov vs O Renet, 1991
A Ipatov vs D Debashis, 2013
Anand vs Carlsen, 2013
Shirov vs Karpov, 1992
K Junge vs Bogoljubov, 1942
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 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 707  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Boros vs L Steiner  ½-½411936BudapestE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. Euwe vs Golombek 1-0381938Hastings 1938/39E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
3. S Landau vs H Kramer  ½-½691939MatchE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
4. S Landau vs A G Conde  1-0761939BournemouthE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
5. S Landau vs T D van Scheltinga  0-1371939MatchE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
6. L Stumpers vs H Kramer  0-1361940HilversumE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
7. Bondarevsky vs Smyslov  ½-½351941USSR Absolute ChampionshipE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
8. K Junge vs Bogoljubov 0-1401942MunichE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
9. A Mengarini vs Pinkus  ½-½40194849th US OpenE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. E Kuzminykh vs Koblents  1-0291950URS-ch sfE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. Gligoric vs P Martin  1-0411950Mar del PlataE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
12. W J Muhring vs Euwe  0-1481950NED-chE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
13. H Steiner vs J H Donner  ½-½411950VeniceE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. M Castillo vs J H Donner  ½-½341950VeniceE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
15. J H Donner vs Pirc  0-1321950AmsterdamE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
16. J Klavins vs Tal ½-½311953Latvian ChampionshipE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
17. A Sandrin vs L H Weaks  1-028195354th US OpenE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
18. Berliner vs M Colon Romero  1-042195354th US OpenE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
19. H Enevoldsen vs Larsen 0-1121954Copenhagen AS 1904 jubE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. I Branicki vs K Makarczyk  1-0271954POL-chE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
21. Ragozin vs Sokolsky ½-½261954USSR ChampionshipE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
22. Korchnoi vs O'Kelly  ½-½301954BucharestE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
23. Berliner vs A Mengarini  ½-½641954USA-chE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
24. Tal vs R Etruk 1-0401954URS-chT JuniorsE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
25. T D van Scheltinga vs H Kramer  1-0651956HoogovensE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-04-07  get Reti: I like this opening for white obviously because after the four left-central pawns are exchanged, white can play e4. I'm suprised there's no comments. Is this a good way to get out of the main line in the Nimzo-Indian?
Jul-04-07  yavuz1990: I think white's pawn structure is weak at queen's side and white's knight has some developing problems because the f3 square isn't empty! Pawn e4 compensates all these disadvantages, but I wouldn't play 4.a3.

Still, white has a good winning rate(%34,1), so this line maybe worthy to play

Jul-24-08  Alphastar: Here 7. ..Nxd5 8. dxc5 Qa5 9. e4 Ne7! is at least equal.

The antidote versus the Samisch.

Jul-11-10  rapidcitychess: <Get Reti> It is main line. Shirov,Botvinnik, and Volkov played it, though I do favor blacks static andvantage to white's dynamic, that's no help when you are in checkmate.

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