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Samuel Reshevsky vs Max Euwe
Zurich Candidates (1953), Zurich SUI, rd 20, Oct-06
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Bernstein Defense (E59)  ·  1-0
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Dec-10-11  wordfunph: Reshevsky - Euwe

after 20...Nxb6


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21.Rxa6!

"Not everyone would decide to take such a pawn....but Reshevsky is prepared, if he sees a chance to win, to think it over for two hours and twenty-five minutes, if it means he will then be able to exploit that chance and fashion a win out of it."

- GM David Bronstein

Oct-28-13
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  zydeco: If 23....Bg6 there's no way that black can take the boxed-in bishop without allowing Bxb6 or Bxc4.

Reshevsky's style (I think this is Bronstein's point) is to very precisely calculate variations that lead to some tangible advantage -- grabbing a pawn, for instance -- even if they're aesthetically unappealing. There's probably something similar in Korchnoi's style.

31....Ra3 looks obvious. Maybe black was worried about 32.e6 fxe6 33.Rxe6 Nxc3 37.Re7. But black can play 33....Kf7 and if, say, 34.Rc6 black has 34.....Nxc3 35.Rxc4 Ne2+ 36.K moves Nxd4 37.Rxd4 and black holds the endgame.

Oct-29-13
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  RookFile: Fischer was the same in this regard, very concrete.
Feb-17-15
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  jbennett: I'm doing a series of videos on the Zurich 1953 tournament. For round 20 I selected this game to cover: http://youtu.be/Qvg1nJ3N_HQ
Aug-18-15
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  keypusher: Interesting to compare the last phase with Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1938.
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