Saturday, March 10, 2018

Nimzo-Indian Defence Blunder

Black wins a short Nimzo-Indian Defence. This opening employs tactical threats to carry out strategical goals with endgame dreams. White got too loose and dropped a piece in the opening of Elisabeth Paehtz vs Tan Zhongyi, the Women's World Champion.

Paehtz (2464) - Tan Zhongyi (2517), 2nd IMSA Rapid w 2017 Huai'an CHN, 10.12.2017 begins 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 c5 9.Nf3 Qc7 10.Bd3? [10.Be2=] 10...cxd4
11.cxd4? [It would be better to just sacrifice two pawns with 11.0-0 dxc3-/+] 11...Qc3+! 12.Qd2 [12.Bd2 Qxd3-+] 12...Qxa1 13.0-0 b6 14.Ne5 Ba6 15.Qc2 Rc8 0-1

Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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