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Nimzo-Indian (E46)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 O-O

Number of games in database: 3089
Years covered: 1851 to 2022
Overall record:
   White wins 31.2%
   Black wins 30.8%
   Draws 38.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Sarhan Guliev  38 games
Aleksej Aleksandrov  37 games
Samuel Reshevsky  23 games
Ivan Farago  27 games
Mark Taimanov  21 games
Viktor Korchnoi  13 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Carlsen vs Anand, 2013
Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015
Reshevsky vs Averbakh, 1953
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937
Ghitescu vs Fischer, 1960
G Mititelu vs Tal, 1958
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 page 1 of 124; games 1-25 of 3,089  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Cochrane vs Mohishunder 1-0441851CalcuttaE46 Nimzo-Indian
2. Pillsbury vs Guyard / Lemarchand  1-0511900ParisE46 Nimzo-Indian
3. Rubinstein vs Saemisch 1-0311925MoscowE46 Nimzo-Indian
4. Rubinstein vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-0391926SemmeringE46 Nimzo-Indian
5. B H Villegas vs Alekhine 0-1481926Buenos AiresE46 Nimzo-Indian
6. P Johner vs Reti  1-0481928DortmundE46 Nimzo-Indian
7. Rubinstein vs Yates ½-½791928Bad KissingenE46 Nimzo-Indian
8. Rubinstein vs R P Michell 1-0291930ScarboroughE46 Nimzo-Indian
9. S Landau vs A Ribera Arnal  1-0411930Hamburg OlympiadE46 Nimzo-Indian
10. S Landau vs Duchamp  1-0421930Hamburg OlympiadE46 Nimzo-Indian
11. Kashdan vs H Mattison  ½-½511931Prague OlympiadE46 Nimzo-Indian
12. S Landau vs Colle  1-0541931RotterdamE46 Nimzo-Indian
13. W John vs H Von Hennig  0-1611932Berlin-chE46 Nimzo-Indian
14. S Landau vs Bogoljubov 0-1301933ScheveningenE46 Nimzo-Indian
15. S Landau vs E Mulder  ½-½371933ScheveningenE46 Nimzo-Indian
16. Euwe vs W Henneberger 1-0631934ZurichE46 Nimzo-Indian
17. S Landau vs Lilienthal  ½-½281934Lilienthal-Landau MatchE46 Nimzo-Indian
18. P Dubinin vs Ragozin  1-0401934USSR Championship 1934/35E46 Nimzo-Indian
19. Flohr vs Lisitsin 1-0341935MoscowE46 Nimzo-Indian
20. Alatortsev vs Ragozin 1-0381935MoscowE46 Nimzo-Indian
21. Keresztely vs E Steiner  ½-½231935TatatovarosE46 Nimzo-Indian
22. L Steiner vs H Klass  0-1431936Simultaneous clock exhibitionE46 Nimzo-Indian
23. Kashdan vs H Steiner  1-0341936US ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
24. E Zagoryansky vs Rekach  1-0531937Ch Moscow (sf-1)E46 Nimzo-Indian
25. Ragozin vs Konstantinopolsky  ½-½301937URS-ch10E46 Nimzo-Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-02-07  MadBishop: The continuation: <5.Ne2> transposes into the Reshevsky variation, of which Mikhail Gurevich is currently the leading exponent!
Sep-03-07  RookFile: Yes, when Reshevsky was playing this, people figured out in a hurry that it's real dangerous to be on the black side of this against him. Reshevsky was literally made to be playing the white side of the Nimzo Indian.

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