Bogolyubov vs Nimzowitsch
[Event "San Remo"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Bogolyubov"] [Black "Nimzowitsch"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E22"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian: Spielmann, 4...c5"] {24. NIMZOWITSCH (1887-1935) As a chess thinker Nimzowitsch is comparable to Steinitz. If Steinitz was the father of modern chess, Nimzowitsch was the formulator of the so called hypermodern conceptions. He was a man of excellent attributes - very witty, intelligent, a refined type of player with a slendid flair for all sorts of startling tactical and strategic details. On the other hand he was a curious individual, inclide to exaggerate and lost sight of the essentials. he developed his ideas in his books "My System" and "Chess Praxis". We have already had occasion to elucidate his pioneer work in the domain of maneuvering and have several times drawn attention to his doctrine of "over protection" Likewise in the openings Nimzowitsch made his mark. There is the Nimzowitsch Defence (1. Pe4 Nc6) and of course the very popular Nimzo Indian} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qb3 c5 5. dxc5 Nc6 6. Nf3 Ne4 7. Bd2 Nxc5 8. Qc2 f5 {Control of e4 is vital for Black in the Nimzo Indian} 9. e3 (9. a3 Bxc3 10. Bxc3 O-O 11. b4 Ne4 12. e3 b6 13. Bd3 $11 {Nimzowitsch}) 9... O-O 10. Be2 b6 11. O-O-O {Kingside castling would have been less commital, though Black, with e4 in hs possession, would have no problems} (11. O-O {less commital}) 11... a5 $1 12. a3 a4 $1 {Very pretty} 13. Nb5 (13. axb4 $2 Nxb4 14. Qb1 Nb3#) 13... Bxd2+ 14. Nxd2 Na5 15. Bf3 d5 16. cxd5 Ba6 { Threatening to crush the White position completely} 17. Nc4 (17. Nc3 Bd3) 17... Bxb5 18. dxe6 Qc7 (18... Bxc4 19. Rxd8 Raxd8 20. e7 (20. Rd1 Bxe6) 20... Nab3+ 21. Kb1 Bd3) 19. Bxa8 Bxc4 20. Bd5 Bxd5 21. Rxd5 Qc6 22. e7 Qxd5 23. exf8=Q+ Kxf8 24. Rd1 Qe5 25. h3 h5 26. g4 hxg4 27. hxg4 Nab3+ 28. Kb1 fxg4 29. Rg1 Qd5 30. Rd1 {The Black pieces are all well grouped in the middle of the board, in accordance with the principle of "centralization" set out by Nimzowitsch in his books} (30. Rxg4 Qh1+ 31. Ka2 Qa1#) 30... Qe4 31. Rg1 Nd2+ 32. Kc1 Qd5 $1 33. Qh7 (33. b4 Ncb3+ 34. Kb2 Nc4+ 35. Ka2 Nd4 36. Qxa4 b5 37. Qa7 Na5+ 38. Ka1 Ndb3+ 39. Kb1 Qd3+ 40. Kb2 Nc4+ 41. Ka2 Qc2# {Nimzowitsch}) 33... Nde4 34. Qh8+ Kf7 35. Kb1 (35. Rd1 Nb3+ 36. Kc2 Qc4+ 37. Kb1 Ned2+ 38. Rxd2 Qc1+ 39. Ka2 Qa1# ) 35... Qd3+ 36. Ka2 Nc3+ 37. bxc3 Qc2+ 38. Ka1 Nb3# 0-1
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OpeningE22 — Nimzo-Indian: Spielmann, 4...c5
TournamentSan Remo