Blitz Chess #364: Nimzo-Indian: Fischer variation

Blitz Chess #364: Nimzo-Indian: Fischer variation

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Jul 29, 2016, 10:01 PM |
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This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Nimzo-Indian Defense, Fischer variation. One of the most important questions in chess is "Should I trade queens?", especially since without them on board there often follows a phase change, middlegame to endgame. It's important to make an accurate assessment about this specific trade, and it's one that can be difficult to assess at times. Many factors play a role in a proper assessment,  with a top piece of criteria being king safety. It's white's bishop pair and damaged kingside structure vs black's pawn plus in this sharp position that arises from the Nimzo-Indian, Fischer variation.

https://youtu.be/2XsbvhIK0hQ