|Jun-27-04|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: No one has noticed this game yet? It's one of Reshevsky's most miraculous saves! Despite the result, no one has played 7...b6 since; Keres should have won this one. Reshevsky's greatness as a defender consisted in giving the attacker a huge variety of possible good moves, forcing both players into the severe time trouble at which he excelled. It took a lot of work to find Keres' winning line; see Bronstein's book on the tournament for excellent analysis. |
|Oct-12-04|| ||Hinchliffe: < An Englishman> Good day.I have noticed and noted this game.And what a game too. Great play from both players ending in an unexpected truce. Thank you Englishman a fine game which highlights the particular powers of two of the games most prominent GM's. I would like to see the win for Keres sometime it must have taken quite a good deal of unravelling. |
|Apr-30-06|| ||An Englishman: Good Afternoon: As a matter of fact, it took months of work by chess players all over the globe to solve this game. Bronstein included a summary of the analysis in his book of the tournament, noting that it took a Swedish amateur to find where White could have forced the win.|
Which leads to an interesting question: has anyone recently fed this game to one of the silicon monsters? It would be interesting to see if the work done over 50 years ago still holds up.
|Apr-30-06|| ||Eggman: <<Bronstein included a summary of the analysis in his book of the tournament, noting that it took a Swedish amateur to find where White could have forced the win.>>|
No, Englishman, you're thinking of the move 47.Qd6! in the game Smyslov vs Petrosian, 1953, from the same tournament.
|May-01-06|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: <Eggman>, oh dear, another lapse of memory. Happened just a *little* bit too often during my playing days.|
|Aug-11-07|| ||sanyas: 38...f6 wins.|
|Dec-23-07|| ||hovik2003: The winning move was 15.exf6! instead of more complex 15.Bxf6, ofcourse this is what Bronstein concluded over analysis on this game in his fantastic turnament book.|
|Feb-07-09|| ||laskereshevsky: |
Another magic escape from the wizard Reshevsky...
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1938
|Feb-07-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: Reshevsky was one of the few people in history who could have survived this assault, with Keres taking the white side. Bronstein comments in his tournament book that this game was so fascinating that the players were still analyzing some time later.|
|Sep-27-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 17 exf6 was more promising|
|Apr-08-12|| ||Elyv: Part of Bronstein's comment at the end of this game: "Here the game was adjourned. Both players analyzed all night and the next day as well -- not the adjourned position, of course, but the game which lead up to it."|
|Apr-15-12|| ||plang: By delaying the development of the White King Knight the opening transposed into the Samisch variation after 7 bxc. Standard is 7..Nc6; 7..b6?! is rarely played and dubious. This game was played in the 11th round. Earlier in the 5th round Reshevsky had played this line against Euwe and won after 8 Ne2; Kers played the stronger 8 e4. Botvinnik felt that 16 exf would have been the best move. Marin provided a sample line: 16 exf..Qe5+ 17 Kf1..Qxf6 18 Qg4+..Kh7 19 Rad1..Qf5 20 Qxf5..exf 21 Rd6..Na6 22 Rd7..Nb8 23 Rc7..Na6 24 Rb7 and Black is helpless. A better defense would have been 21..Qxd6 22 Rxd6..Nxd6 blunting White's attack. Keres had good compensation for the exchange and had he played 27 g4 he would have retained the initiative; instead after Keres's 27 f4? Black was better though both players had little time and the game simplified to a draw.|
|Aug-25-13|| ||svetonius: There are some inaccuracies in Bronstein's analysis. The most striking one is possibly in the position after White's 38th move. Bronstein correctly points out that 38.-Rf6! is much better than Reshevsky's 38.-Qc4+. He then goes on to say that White probably survives after 39. Rd8 Rxe6 40. Rxe8+ Rxe8 41. Qd5+. This is, I assume, because Black can't keep his extra rook without White giving perpetual check. However, the chess engine Houdini gives an easy win: instead of 39.-Rxe6 Black simply plays 39.-Qb1+ 40. Ka5 Rxe6. Now the f5 pawn is protected, so the Black king can protect the rook by Kf8 or Kf7. The game is easily won by Black.|