Michell vs Nimzowitsch
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[Event "Berne"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Michell"] [Black "Nimzowitsch"] [Result "0-1"] [FEN "r4rk1/pp3ppp/2n1q3/8/8/P7/1P3PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1"] {The struggle of Knight against bishop in an open position} 1. Re1 Rfd8 2. Bd2 Qf5 3. Rc1 Ne5 $1 4. Qc2 Nd3 5. Rf1 (5. Re2 $2 Nxc1 6. Qxf5 Nxe2+ 7. Kf1 Rxd2 $19) 5... Qg4 6. Rcd1 Qe2 {This prevents the active placing of the Bishop on c3 } 7. Qb1 Rd5 8. Be3 {In the present circumstances the Bishop stands even better here than on c3, attacking a7 and defending f2. Yet Black retains a slight pull, thanks to his space advantage} 8... Rad8 9. Rd2 Qh5 10. Rfd1 { White prefers to dispel the Knight from its strong position rather than snatch the a-pawn.} (10. Bxa7 Nf4 11. Rxd5 Rxd5 (11... Qxd5 12. f3 Qd2 13. Bf2 $14) 12. -- Ne2+ 13. Kh1 Qxh2+ 14. Kxh2 Rh5#) 10... b6 $1 11. f3 (11. Rxd3 Qxd1+ $1 12. Qxd1 Rxd3 $19) 11... Qg6 12. Qc2 h6 13. Kf1 { The beginning of a complicated Knight maneuver} 13... Kh7 14. Qc3 (14. g3 Qf5 15. Ke2 Nf4+) 14... R8d6 15. b4 h5 16. g3 Qf5 17. Ke2 {White has achieved his object: the Knight must flee and content itself with a more modest role. Although the Knight is driven out, the results of the work remain visible. The White King is insecure and Black's heavy pieces are nicely placed} 17... Ne5 18. Bf4 Rxd2+ 19. Rxd2 Rc6 {it is important for Black to keep one Rook on the board, with an eye on the position of White's King. Further exchanges would only favour White} 20. Qd4 (20. Qxe5 Re6) 20... Ng6 21. Bd6 {The roles ar e reversed. Now it is the Bishop which enjoys a temporary strong point} 21... Qh3 22. Ke3 Qf1 23. Rd1 Qg2 24. Qd2 Qh3 25. Qd5 Rc2 26. Rd2 (26. Qxf7 Qg2 $19) 26... Rc3+ 27. Rd3 Rc1 28. Qxf7 Qxh2 29. Qf5 Rc4 30. Rd1 Rc3+ 31. Kd4 (31. Rd3 Qg1+ 32. Ke4 Rxd3 33. Qxh5+ Kg8 34. Kxd3 Qd1+ 35. Kc4 Qxd6 $19) 31... Rxa3 32. Kd5 Rc3 33. Ke6 {A serious blunder, which puts an untimely end to the struggle. } (33. Kd4 Qb2 34. Qxh5+ Kg8 35. Qxg6 Rc1+ 36. Ke3 Rxd1 37. Qe8+ Kh7 $11) 33... Qe2+ 34. Kf7 Rc7+ 0-1
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Players
WhiteMichell
BlackNimzowitsch
Game
Moves34
Opening
Result0-1
Date
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Tournament
TournamentBerne
Location?
Round0