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Silman vs Formanek: One stuffed up Nimzoindian

Mar 2, 2011, 9:13 AM 2

This game occurred in the 1989 World Open.  Formanek chose a line in the Nimzoindian that allows White to get a space advantage in a locked center.  Silman's performance here is a great example of how to handle such positions. This game is of interest to me since I will sometimes play a Queen's Indian/Nimzoindian setup with the Black pieces.

The articulated Stonewall structure that appears after Black plays 35...a5 belongs in a Pawn Structure Museum!

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