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Nimzovich was a proponent of the idea of over-protection, a concept which I don't understand well enough to ever implement in my games. Are there any example games at the GM level that illustrate this concept particularly well as a theme?

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    Well there's this contrived example of Nimzovich's: chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1334664
    – Dexygen
    Aug 9, 2016 at 21:54
  • @GeorgeJempty Nimzovich did not actually play that game. That was made up as a joke to make fun of overprotection.
    – Jimmy360
    Aug 14, 2016 at 2:18

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The classic game that is typically used to explain 'excessive' protection is Aron Nimzowitsch vs A Giese (played in 1913)

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1316457

pay attention to moves 10. Nf3! (first defense of e5) then 11. Re1! (second defense), and finally 13. Bf4! (third defense of e5)

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