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Sunday, May 13, 2012
French Defense, Nimzovich Gambit
The Nimzovich Gambit in the French Defense 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.O-O
An interesting Nimzovich Gambit in the French Defense (PGN) was contested during the 4th round of the Irving Ellner Memorial at the Kenilworth Chess Club on Thursday night. As I recently completed a casual correspondence game playing Black in this variation, I thought I would annotate this game and write up my analysis of the line. Meanwhile, I won my own 4th round game against NM Mark Kernighan (which I have annotated), which came down to the final seconds, as always in Mark's games. There are two rounds to go in the tournament, and I now have a good chance of winning the whole thing.