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A line which refuses to stay quiet!

Nimzo Indian 4 Qc2 0-0 5 e4 [E32] by GM John Emms

We look at a line which is refusing to stay quiet, 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 Qc2 0-0 5 e4 d5 6 e5 Ne4 7 Bd3 c5 8 Nf3 cxd4 9 Nxd4 Nd7 10 Bf4 Ndc5 11 0-0 Bxc3 12 bxc3:

Diagram after 12 bxc3

This continues to provide a challenge for Black. White's score after 12...Nxd3 13 Qxd3 is very good, and probably for this reason Black players are turning more and more towards the tricky 12...Bd7!?, with some success. Not so in the recent game Holt-Lenderman, Richardson 2012, which continued 13 Be2 Na4 14 cxd5 exd5 15 c4 Rc8. Here White played the novelty 16 Rfe1! and Black was soon in some trouble.

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