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  1. 22 Jan '11 07:12 / 4 edits
    Yeah it worked!

    Nimzo5 v Grahamhammer January 2011
  2. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    22 Jan '11 07:42
    I admit (reluctantly with a wry smile) that I thoroughly enjoyed that, and your style. Good one...
  3. 22 Jan '11 08:09 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Exuma
    I admit (reluctantly with a wry smile) that I thoroughly enjoyed that, and your style. Good one...
    Hey thanks Exuma, originally Nimzo and I had been discussing Silmans book, The Amatuers mind and how if you dared to make a one move attack a hand would pop out of the pages and slap you around on the face to bring you back to your senses! Never the less, if it raised a smile, even a wry one, its good enough for me 🙂
  4. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    22 Jan '11 14:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Hey thanks Exuma, originally Nimzo and I had been discussing Silmans book, The Amatuers mind and how if you dared to make a one move attack a hand would pop out of the pages and slap you around on the face to bring you back to your senses! Never the less, if it raised a smile, even a wry one, its good enough for me 🙂
  5. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    22 Jan '11 20:20
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    [pgn]

    [Event "January 2011 Hardcore Grand V"] [Site "http://www.timeforchess.com"] [Date "2011.01.18"] [EndDate "2011.01.20"] [Round "1"] [White "nimzo5"] [Black "grahamhammer"] [WhiteRating "2032"] [BlackRating "1645"] [WhiteELO "2032"] [BlackELO "1645"] [Result "1-0"] [GameId "8107211"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nb1c3 Ng8f6 4. cxd5 {This exchange initiates th ...[text shortened]... I had worked out the little knight trick earlier} 1-0

    [/pgn]
    OK I must admit this is more useful and a bit easier to learn from. Still enjoy a bit of drama too though 🙂
  6. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    22 Jan '11 21:32
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    [pgn]

    [Event "January 2011 Hardcore Grand V"] [Site "http://www.timeforchess.com"] [Date "2011.01.18"] [EndDate "2011.01.20"] [Round "1"] [White "nimzo5"] [Black "grahamhammer"] [WhiteRating "2032"] [BlackRating "1645"] [WhiteELO "2032"] [BlackELO "1645"] [Result "1-0"] [GameId "8107211"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nb1c3 Ng8f6 4. cxd5 {This exchange initiates th ...[text shortened]... I had worked out the little knight trick earlier} 1-0

    [/pgn]
    Nice notes, recc'd
  7. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    22 Jan '11 21:54
    Both sets of anotations are great. I love notes without all that computer generated variation crap.

    Reading Streetfighting Chess just now, it has a similar style. Quite refreshing to have a book that you WANT to read, rather than HAVE to read.

    Good stuff, keep it up!
  8. 23 Jan '11 01:18
    I was going to tell you that isn't a nimzo...well, nm I just feel tricked
  9. 23 Jan '11 01:20 / 1 edit
    Just a few quick notes. so you know 5...n-d7 is possible as well

    and 11.....g6 looks strong if bxg6 doesn't give enough comp because it wins the bishop pair(weren't you talking about that strong light squared bishop?).
  10. 23 Jan '11 01:51
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    [pgn]

    [Event "January 2011 Hardcore Grand V"] [Site "http://www.timeforchess.com"] [Date "2011.01.18"] [EndDate "2011.01.20"] [Round "1"] [White "nimzo5"] [Black "grahamhammer"] [WhiteRating "2032"] [BlackRating "1645"] [WhiteELO "2032"] [BlackELO "1645"] [Result "1-0"] [GameId "8107211"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nb1c3 Ng8f6 4. cxd5 {This exchange initiates th ...[text shortened]... I had worked out the little knight trick earlier} 1-0

    [/pgn]
    Would k-d2 instead of a4 be more accurate. although you have traded off a few of his pawns the way you play it, it seems the black queenside pawns will be weak after k-d2 r-hc1 and a4 later.
  11. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    23 Jan '11 03:06
    Originally posted by erikido
    Would k-d2 instead of a4 be more accurate. although you have traded off a few of his pawns the way you play it, it seems the black queenside pawns will be weak after k-d2 r-hc1 and a4 later.
    It very well could be. I don't claim absolute authority on any of my comments. What I do think is you have to ask yourself after Kd2 how does black coordinate a defense? Maybe a quick b5 and if Rhc1 Black has time to manuever the Knight or even place a rook on the d file. White has a large advantage at this stage- for me a4 seemed a clear way to make progress towards a win.
  12. 23 Jan '11 04:37
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    It very well could be. I don't claim absolute authority on any of my comments. What I do think is you have to ask yourself after Kd2 how does black coordinate a defense? Maybe a quick b5 and if Rhc1 Black has time to manuever the Knight or even place a rook on the d file. White has a large advantage at this stage- for me a4 seemed a clear way to make progress towards a win.
    I wasn't saying your move was bad. I actually liked it. I was just curious if you considered k-d2 or whether you thought the game could turn around on you by allowing the b5 move
  13. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    23 Jan '11 15:42
    I didn't really consider Kd2 at that point, although it fits endgame principles and seems just as good a move as a4.
  14. 23 Jan '11 19:59
    When I experimented with 1.d4 I played this exchange line with Bg5.
    OK had some nice wins, nice comfortable line for White with a hint of aggression.

    I like Nimzo's note to 18 a4, experience talking there.

    One could say it's a typical 2000 v a 1600 game.

    Black most likely expected 11 Be2 here.
    (I first thought Nf3 was played to give e2 to the Bishop.).


    When Bf5 appeared Black threw out his plan of 0-0, b5 and Nb6.

    He went for the big swap off with the awful 11...Nf8?
    This dropped the d-pawn by force.

    Here.


    I would have considered resigning v a good player.
    Only a massive blunder by White would let Black into the game.

    White has the better Rook, King, Pawn structure and is a passed pawn up.
    There is no way to complicate things. Just prolong the agony.

    (Have to admit did not go much past here in the game. It's over.)

    Here. Black played 14...Ng6 not much good there is it.
    Neither RC or N made a comment about this.



    How about 14...Ne6. (Centralise).


    Only chances I'm thinking, Black has to get the complications in before
    he faces that easily won ending.

    I'd throw a piece at you for three checks and resign just to stop you
    having that ending. I'm no fun to play against.

    Just curious Nimz, How would you take the d-pawn after 14...Ne6?
    with the Queen, or with the Knight?
  15. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    24 Jan '11 13:57


    A good question GP- either Nxd5 or Qxd5 gives Black some interesting sharp play.

    I think I would have to reject Qxd5 because Black can create some interesting pressure with Qb6 and then posting his knight on d5 at some point.

    Nxd5 and Black might try Qa5+ but I think that White can just bring the king up to e2 and Black doesnt have enough time to do anything too crazy as White has the latent threat of Nxf6+ picking off the Queen. Black doesn't have enough time to get Rc5 pin into play as far as I can see.