Sunday 20 October 2013

A quick win for Nimzowitsch

Normally the game of Aaron Nimzowitsch were long, drawn out affairs, where the master of positional manoeuvring targeted an almost imperceptible weakness in the opponents position, and slowly ground him down. But on occasion Nimzowitsch  could pull of the tactical brilliancy, especially if his opponent gave him no choice. There is a famous win over Alapin, but the following win over Fluss is just as good. After 13 moves it looks like Black *must* mate, but some clever defence, plus a queen sacrifice, turns the tables with remarkable speed.

Nimzowitsch,Aaron - Fluss [C10]
Zuerich Zuerich, 1906

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