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Alexander Kotov vs Samuel Reshevsky
Zurich Candidates (1953), Zurich SUI, rd 23, Oct-11
Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14)  ·  1-0


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Apr-30-06  SnoopDogg: Clever Endgame by Kotov.
Apr-03-10  tonsillolith: What did Kasparov have to say about this game in My Great Predecessors? I'm guessing the section was about Reshevsky and not about Kotov. Was he remarking on a certain weakness of Reshevsky's?
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  keypusher: <tonsillolith> His main point was that Reshevsky shot himself in the foot at the tournament with this game and Reshevsky vs Geller, 1953. If you have Bronstein's book of the tournament, his notes on this game are wonderful.
Apr-04-10  wordfunph: Kotov-Reshevsky

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engine suggested 55...Kc7 ( 1.12) but Sammy decided on 55...Nb1 ( 1.45)

the game was even-steven until white took a slight advantage with 54.Nxg4

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  keypusher: <wordfunph>

<the game was even-steven until white took a slight advantage with 54.Nxg4>

That doesn't make sense. White can't "take" an advantage out of thin air; Black has to make a mistake. The engine may not have perceived White's advantage until 54.Nxg4 was played, but that is not the same thing.

Feb-25-16  ZonszeinP: Exactly! Before that, the engine didn't have a clue...:)
Aug-04-17  cwcarlson: 52.♔e3 ♘c3 53.♔d3 ♘b1 54.♔c2 ♘a3+ 55.♔b2+- Bronstein; 54.c5+ bc 55.bc+ ♔c5 56.fg+- Houdini 5.
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