Attacking the French Defense

Attacking the French Defense:

Sample Games from Aron Nimzovich’s  book…  My System.

                 (Carlsbad 1911)

Akiba Rubinstein – Grigory Levenfish 

16. dxc5 Nxb2 17. Kb2 b4 18. Nd4! …

Bravo! the flank attack …Kt x p  has no terrors for him, since a flank attack by itself can never ruin a strongly centralized game.

And White’s game is centralized, for he holds the center files and pressure in them is already making itself felt, and further he has the prospect of occupying the central points d4 and e5.

Observe now how Black’s attack is thrown back by action in the center.{A.Nimzovich/My System}


1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. Qd2 O-O 8. f4 c5 9. Nf3 f6 10. exf6 Qxf6 11. g3 Nc6 12. O-O-O a6 13. Bg2 Nb6 14. Rhe1 Nc4 15. Qf2 b5 16. dxc5 Nxb2 17. Kb2 b4 18. Nd4 bxc3+ 19. Ka1 Nxd4 20. Qxd4 Rb8 21. Re3 g5 22. Rxc3 gxf4 23. gxf4 Bd7 24. c6 Qxd4 25. Rxd4 Be8 26. Bh3 Rf6 27. c7 Rc8 28. Rxd5 Rxc7 29. Bxe6  Check and Mate next move..




Kristianstad, Sweden 1922


         A.Nimzovich -A.Hakansson

From a match: the first game in which appears my idea of a pawn sacrifice in the opening, not to obtain an attack, but merely, with gain of tempo, to over protect a strategical point with a view to cramping enemy forces..{A.Nimzovich/My System}


1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Qg4 cxd4 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Bd3 f5 7. Qg3 Nge7 8. O-O Ng6 9. h4 Qc7 10. Re1 Bd7 11. a3 O-O-O 12. b4 a6 13. h5 Nge7 14. Bd2 h6 15. a4 g5 16. b5 f4 17. Qg4 Nb8 18. c3 Re8 19. cxd4 kd8 20. Rc1 Qb6 21. a5 Qa7 22. b6 Qa8 23. Rc7 Nf5 24. Nc3 Be7 25. Nxd5 Nxd4 26. Nxd4 exd5 27. Qxd7+

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