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Nimzo-Indian 4.Qc2 d5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 Ne4 Trends 2013

From TWIC 949
5.a3 is the best way for white to try for an advantage according to Vigorito in Challenging the Nimzo-Indian(Quality Chess 2007) but white ran into a brick wall in this game. After some enterprising play the Q+P could not outplay the RNN.

Kotanjian,T (2518) – Pashikian,A (2607)
4.Qc2 d5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 Ne4 [E37]
73rd ch-ARM 2013 Yerevan ARM (1.1), 12.01.2013

Position 1
It has taken some doing but now the RNN are well coordinated against the queen. How should black continue?

Black to Play

37.Qf4

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