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Nimzo-Indian, Samisch (E29)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 a3 Bxc3+ 5 bxc3 O-O 6 e3 c5
7 Bd3 Nc6

Number of games in database: 436
Years covered: 1937 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 33.5%
   Black wins 36.0%
   Draws 30.5%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Aleksej Aleksandrov  15 games
Fernando Peralta  10 games
Yuri Balashov  7 games
Ratmir Kholmov  5 games
Semyon Furman  3 games
Dimitri Komarov  3 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1950
Lilienthal vs Najdorf, 1948
J Enevoldsen vs E Andersen, 1937
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948
Geller vs Smyslov, 1953
Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989
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 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 436  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Enevoldsen vs E Andersen 1-0261937DEN-chE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. Botvinnik vs Keres  ½-½411938AVROE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
3. A Gaevsky vs S Kotlerman  1-0431939Ukrainian ChampionshipE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
4. W O Cruz vs O Trompowsky  1-0361940BRA-ch10 mE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
5. Bondarevsky vs Botvinnik 1-0381940USSR ChampionshipE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
6. Reshevsky vs Kashdan 1-0381942United States Championship Playoff MatchE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
7. P Schmidt vs Bogoljubov 0-1311943SalzburgE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
8. Stahlberg vs J Bolbochan  ½-½381946Mar del PlataE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
9. Denker vs Smyslov 0-1431946URS-USAE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. Gligoric vs C Kottnauer  1-0461946PragueE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. B Nielsen vs J Enevoldsen  0-1561947DEN-ch playoffE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
12. O Bogatyrev vs Y Gusev  ½-½611947Moscow ChampionshipE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
13. Botvinnik vs Reshevsky 0-1421948FIDE World Championship TournamentE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. Lilienthal vs Najdorf 1-0251948Saltsjobaden InterzonalE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
15. Averbakh vs Taimanov 1-0651948USSR ChampionshipE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
16. M E de Freitas vs W de Oliveira  1-0271949Brazilian ChampionshipE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
17. W O Cruz vs W de Oliveira  1-0531949Brazilian ChampionshipE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
18. Gligoric vs J Lokvenc  1-0381949YUG-AUTE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
19. Szabo vs D Horne  1-0301949Hastings 1949/50E29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. B H Wood vs F Parr 0-1211950British CC Ch -51E29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
21. Bronstein vs Najdorf 1-0211950Budapest CandidatesE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
22. S Helle vs N Bergqvist  ½-½431950Dubrovnik OlympiadE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
23. Pirc vs A Zografakis  1-0581950Dubrovnik OlympiadE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
24. Stahlberg vs Reshevsky ½-½421950AmsterdamE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
25. V Saigin vs P Kondratiev  0-1401951URS-ch sf SverdlovskE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
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  Phony Benoni: As of today, this is a variation offering quite even chances: White wins 46, Black wins 46, drawn 47.

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