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Max Euwe vs Samuel Reshevsky
FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948), Hague NLD/Moscow RUS, rd 20, May-04
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Milner-Barry Variation (E33)  ·  0-1
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Oct-17-07  achieve: Goodness me!

Samuel Reshevsky's play was close to perfection here...

May-07-08  arsen387: A beautiful game!
Jul-19-13  zydeco: 6.Bd2 and 7.a3 seem like an extravagance -- whit's development is very slow (although I guess it's a fairly standard line).

Lots of clever counter-intuitive moves by Reshevskey: 14.....Qe6 to force a slightly favorable ending; 17.....f6 (I probably would have played axb4 automatically but it's better to keep tension); 20....Nc8 aiming for b6 (impressive mostly because .....Rad8 seems automatic but turns out not to be necessary); 21....c5 to fix the c-pawn; 34.....Rb3 to finish it off. 34.f3 is a howler. Black might have been able to play .....Rb3 a move earlier -- I'm not sure what he gained with 33.....h5.

Jul-19-13  Nerwal: <6.Bd2 and 7.a3 seem like an extravagance -- whit's development is very slow>

This one I learned the hard way.
White's problem is that after 6. ♗g5 h6 he still has to play 7. ♗d2 as 7. ♗xf6 is hardly inspiring. And after 7. ♗h4? g5 8. ♗g3 g4 the d pawn is about to hang with tempo, leaving white in trouble; black is probably better already, as 9. d5!? (I once lost terribly after 9. ♘h4?!) exd5 9. cxd5 ♘xd5 10. ♗h4 ♕d7 11. ♘d2 which has been played in this position fails to solve all the problems.

Overall the Milner-Barry variation seems quite decent for black although it's not fashionable...

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