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By Raymond Keene

For greater than 1 / 4 of a century till his loss of life in 1935, Aron Nimzowitsch was once acknowledged as one of many world's major avid gamers. The top Grandmaster of the Hypermodern tuition, his video games have been choked with new principles and plans, which have been observed by way of landmarks in chess literature comparable to My procedure and Chess Praxis. tough outdated theories, his books are considered as being the simplest educating manuals and feature strongly withstood the attempt of time. Raymond Keene has coated Nimzowitsch's profession intimately, carrying on with the topics of My process and drawing on Nimzowitsch's personal notes, which had no longer seemed in English prior to this ebook. a big variety of the Grandmaster's video games are integrated, besides an in depth research of his impression on sleek commencing play. sleek gamers owe an exceptional debt to Nimzowitsch, whose deep conceptions and masterpieces of positional play have ended in his common appreciation because the grasp of making plans.

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Dxc4 2 7 . bxc4 cS . �a3 ':xc4 (not good for Black is 29 . .... �xcS b6 3 1 . �xgS , although White retains a cer­ tain practical initiative, thanks to the two bishops, the fact is that after 3 2 . . :a4! (but not 3 2 . �c6 3 3 . ifl . 'ife3-f2 b7-b6 Here too it was possible to sharpen play by 2 7 . . bxc4 cS . Now 2 9 . �a3 does not work in view of 3 0 . . ':fS ! �a3 ! e3 , and in the ensuing complications, White's 45 Bo t v i n n i k - P e t r o s i a n chances are somewhat better. For exam­ ple: 3 0 .

Tbf4 d6 . 1 0. tLlf3-e1 In no way better is 1 O . tbc2 d6. 1 0. �e4xg2 11. tLle1 xg2 e6xd5 1 4. xd8 , then Black can mobi­ lize his forces easily, unlike White. 1 4. 1 5. 'ii' e 4 was more far-sighted, practically forcing Black to reply 1 5 . . tba6 (or 1 5 . . tbd7 ) . That way, Black's queen's knight would not be able to get to c6 quite so easily. 1 5. 1 6. �c1 -f4 'fi'dS-eS White foresees that he will have to play the move e2-e3 , to defend the central square d4, so first he develops the queen's bishop.

Bc5 had fully justified it­ self I, on the other hand, was not afraid of 9 . . l2:Je4 for reasons explained in my notes to the game Botvinnik-Euwe (Groningen 1 946) , and although my analysis itself contained an error, my general assessment of the line was accu­ rate. In fact, it was Polugaevsky who got it right, when he recommended that Game 9 . . tDd4! lLlxcs ( 1 0 . . tLlxd4 I l . tLlc3 . 1 0. e3-e4 ttJf6-g4 After 1 0 . . tLlbd2 ! tf8 , al­ though theory considers that White can still count on a draw) we reach a position seen in the game Botvinnik-Vilner (Leningrad Champi­ onship 1 9 3 0 / 3 1 ) .

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