Silman vs Formanek: One stuffed up Nimzoindian

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!


  • 3 years ago


    1.d4 Nf6 Indians feature the Queen's Indian Defense as the "Opening Of The Month" every January.  We host 2 Vote Chess games (1 White, 1 Black), 4 Team Matches (u1400, 1400-1600, 1600-1800, 1800+) as well as in-house Tournaments and Forums. 

    The 1.d4 Nf6 Indians explore the White and Black sides of "hypermodern" Indian defenses.  Please join us if you wish to have the opportunity to learn and play this opening in a cooperative group setting.


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  • 6 years ago



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