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On this page I have posted one my chess games in the Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack of the Sicilian Defense.

This is one of my ICC correspondence games that I lost.

[Event “ICC correspondence 2006SC18QF.02.03”]
[Site “Internet Chess Club”]
[Date “2006.05.02”]
[Round “-“]
[White “winerum”]
[Black “OnGoldenPawn”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ICCResult “Black resigns”]
[Opening “Sicilian: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without …d6)”]
[ECO “B30”]
[NIC “SI.31”]
[Time “22:59:49”]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. O-O d5 6. d3 Bg4 7. Nbd2 e6 8. c3 Bxf3 9. Nxf3 Qa5 10. c4 Nf6 11. e5 Nd7 12. Bd2 Qc7 13. Qe1 g6 14. Qe2 Bg7
15. Rfe1 O-O 16. cxd5 cxd5 17. Rac1 a5 18. d4 Rfb8 19. Rc2 c4 20. b3 Nb6 21. b4 axb4 22. Bxb4 Nc8 23. Qd2 Na7 24. Bd6 Qb6 25. Bxb8 Rxb8 26. Qe3 Nc6 27.
a4 Qa7 28. Ra1 Rb4 29. Qd2 Rb3 30. a5 Rd3 31. Qxd3 cxd3 32. Rxc6 Bh6 33. Rb6 d2 34. Rbb1 Qa6 35. Rd1 Bf8 36. Rdb1 d1=Q+ 37. Rxd1 Bb4 38. Rdc1 Kg7 39. h3
h6 40. Rcb1 Bxa5 41. Rb4 {Black resigns} 1-0

Online Game
ICC
Game Played 2 Apr 2005
White:
winerum Black: Mike Serovey

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 3. Bb5.

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 3. Bb5.

I hate when people play this against me! I don’t have a very good track record against the  Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack.

a6 (This is my typical reply here and I need to find a better one.) 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. O-O d5

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 5... d5.

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 5… d5.

Black needs to undouble his pawns and free the Queenside Bishop and thus plays d5, which is typical of how I play these kind of  positions.

6. d3 Bg4 7. Nbd2 e6

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 7... e6.

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 7… e6.

At this point in the game Black has a strong pawn center but is lagging behind in development.

8. c3 Bxf3 9. Nxf3 Qa5

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 9... Qa5.

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 9… Qa5.

I cannot remember why I played the Queen to a5 here. I am tempted to give that move a question mark because developing the Kingside with Nf6 or g6 followed by Bg7 both seemed better here.

10. c4 Nf6 11. e5 Nd7 12. Bd2 Qc7

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 12... Qc7.

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 12… Qc7.

Black is still lagging behind in development and needs to castle his King to safety.

13. Qe1 g6 14. Qe2 Bg7 15. Rfe1 O-O

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 15... 0-0.

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 15… 0-0.

Black has finally castled but White’s pieces seemed better placed and Black still has the doubled pawns. Black is putting pressure on White’s pawn at e5 and White is adequately defending it. Otherwise, Black has no counter play yet.

16. cxd5 cxd5 17. Rac1 a5 18. d4 Rfb8 19. Rc2 c4

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 19... c4.

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 19… c4.

White is indirectly attacking the Black Queen on c7 and thus makes capturing with the c pawn impossible.

20. b3 Nb6 21. b4 axb4 22. Bxb4

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 22. Bxb4.

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 22. Bxb4.

Here Black decided to move the Knight in order to attack the White Bishop on b4. The Knight is needed on c8 in order to keep the White Bishop off d6 winning the exchange. However, Black forgot to keep guarding the d6 square and moved the protecting Knight on the next move and thus dropped the exchange!

Nc8 23. Qd2 Na7?? 24. Bd6 Qb6 25. Bxb8 Rxb8

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 25... Rxb8.

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 25… Rxb8.

Now Black is down a Rook for a Bishop. Both sides have passed pawns but the a pawn is harder to stop than the advanced c pawn.

26. Qe3 Nc6 27. a4 Qa7 28. Ra1 Rb4 29. Qd2?

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 29. Qd2?

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 29. Qd2?

Black can capture on a4 now but somehow both sides have missed this capture!

Rb3? 30. a5 Rd3??

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 30... Rd3??

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 30… Rd3??

Black is trying to win the central pawns but never considered what would happen if White captured the Rook on d3 with his Queen!

31. Qxd3!! cxd3 32. Rxc6 Bh6

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 32... Bh6.

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 32… Bh6.

Black now has a Queen versus two rooks. Both sides have passed pawns but Black’s is doubled.

33. Rb6 d2 34. Rbb1 Qa6 35. Rd1 Bf8 36. Rdb1 d1=Q+ 37. Rxd1 Bb4

SicilianDefense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 37... Bb4.

SicilianDefense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 37… Bb4.

As it turns out Black cannot capture the pawn on a5 with the Bishop because then it becomes pinned to the Black Queen and eventually won.

38. Rdc1 Kg7 39. h3 h6 40. Rcb1 Bxa5 41. Rb4 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 41. Rb4! (Final position).

Sicilian Defense: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack after 41. Rb4! (Final position).

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