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Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line (E59)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 O-O 5 Nf3 d5 6 Bd3 c5
7 O-O Nc6 8 a3 Bxc3 9 bxc3 dxc4 10 Bxc4

Number of games in database: 807
Years covered: 1936 to 2022
Overall record:
   White wins 34.1%
   Black wins 23.3%
   Draws 42.6%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Svetozar Gligoric  24 games
Jan Hein Donner  11 games
Semyon Furman  10 games
Boris Spassky  15 games
Aleksandar Matanovic  14 games
Frantisek Blatny  9 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1997
Gligoric vs A Matanovic, 1961
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966
Gelfand vs Korchnoi, 1994
O Rodriguez Vargas vs F Olafsson, 1978
Taimanov vs Euwe, 1953
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 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 807  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Stahlberg vs G Weissgerber  1-0761936Bad NauheimE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
2. E Zagoryansky vs S Belavenets 0-1371941Demonstration tournamentE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
3. Benko vs Szabo 1-0461947HUN-chE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
4. Levenfish vs Kan  ½-½401947USSR ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
5. Ragozin vs Tolush  ½-½561948USSR ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
6. Gligoric vs Rossolimo 1-0411949VeniceE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
7. G J Wood vs G R Mitchell  1-02819501st Correspondence World ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
8. G Borisenko vs Averbakh  ½-½181950USSR ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
9. Boleslavsky vs P Kondratiev  ½-½411951URS-ch sfE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
10. H Kramer vs C Poulsen  ½-½561951HoogovensE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
11. P Martin vs J de Souza Mendes  1-0341951Mar del Plata ZonalE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
12. P Martin vs Bolbochan  0-1321951Mar del Plata ZonalE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
13. M Luckis vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½321951Mar del Plata ZonalE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
14. J Nikolac vs Gligoric  ½-½481951YUG-ch 7thE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
15. Bronstein vs Botvinnik  ½-½241952Training Match TournamentE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
16. Lipnitsky vs Suetin  1-0291952URS-chTE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
17. Furman vs P Kondratiev  1-0331952URS-ch sfE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
18. M Germek vs O'Kelly  0-1341952BelgradeE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
19. Szabo vs O'Kelly  ½-½281952BudapestE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
20. B Rabar vs E German  ½-½401952Rio de JaneiroE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
21. Bronstein vs Y Porat  1-0491952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
22. Kotov vs A Matanovic 1-0411952Stockholm InterzonalE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
23. S Vukovic vs B Djurasevic  ½-½281952Yugoslav ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
24. S Vukovic vs B Rabar  0-1231952Yugoslav ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
25. O Moiseev vs V Byvshev  1-0341952USSR ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-21-05  AlexanderMorphy: what is the continuation after 18.Ba3 in the 4. e3 rubinstein variation/main line....anyone have an idea?
Dec-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: There must be some reorganization going on in the E50-E59 area. This area had 556 last time I looked. E57 went from 5 to 185, E58 from 421 to 927.

I assume the task is not yet finished.

Dec-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Now to take the iron broom to the monster otherwise known as A04....

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