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Re: 'Experts vs' the Nimzowitsch Variation
Reply #1 - 03/01/06 at 20:18:30
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21.d3 seems better than 21.g3

I don't see a good continuation for Black after this, for example
21.-,N4d5 22.g3 Qe6+ 23.Kf1 Qh3+ 24.Qg2 Qh5 25.Bd2 and the bishop on h2 is trapped
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'Experts vs' the Nimzowitsch Variation
03/01/06 at 13:45:47
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Looking at Jacob Aagaard's line against the Nimzowitsch in Experts vs the Sicilian I came across a position that looked quite dodgy for White! After 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 he recommends 3. Nc3 d5 4. exd5 Nxd5 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Ne5 Nf6 7. Qf3 Qc7 8. O-O e6 9. Re1 a6 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. Bxd7+ Nxd7 12. Nxf7 N7f6 13. Nxh8 O-O-O 14. Qh3 Nf4 15. Qh4 saying "I truly believe that White is better here", e.g. 15...Bd6 16. d4 Rxh8 17. dxc5 Be5 18. Bxf4 Bxf4 19. Rxe6 on page 250.
However, isn't White behind in development with a trapped knight in the middle of this line?  Undecided Why not the obvious 14... Bd6! 15. Qxe6+ Kb8 when 16. Nf7 (16. d3 Rxh8 17. Qh3 h5!? 18. Bd2 Ng4 19. g3 might be White's best bet) 16... Bxh2+ 17. Kf1 (17. Kh1 Re8 18. Qxe8+ Nxe8 19. Rxe8+ Ka7 20. Ng5 Nb4 looks terrible for White) 17... Re8 18. Qh3 (18. Qxe8+?! Nxe8 19. Rxe8+ Ka7 20. Ng5 Nb4 is hopeless) 18...Rxe1+ 19. Kxe1 Nf4 20. Qf3 Qxf7 21. g3 Qe6+ 22. Kd1 (22. Kf1 Qh3+ 23. Ke1 Ne6 is interesting, and 23... Qe6+ draws) 22... Nh3 23. d3 Bg1 24. Be3 Qc8!? and ...Ng4 - isn't this at least equal for Black, am I missing something?
Maybe his second line 8 Nxd7 is better? Embarrassed

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