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Miguel Najdorf vs Samuel Reshevsky
Reshevsky - Najdorf (1952)  ·  Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin Variation Pirc Variation (E39)  ·  0-1
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sac: 32...Nb3 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: 11.b5 looks ugly, damaging white's queenside pawn structure and leaving the c5-square to Reshevsky's knight...probably the reason why Najdorf lost this game.
Apr-20-12  Ulhumbrus: An alternative to 13 Be2 is 13 Bd3 attacking the h7 pawn a third time and so compelling Black to disturb his King side pawns
Apr-21-14
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  offramp: The first game of the match described in some detail just above the Java chessboard.. This game took place in New York on 5th April 1952. No one could have then guessed what uncanny vicissitudes this match was going to undergo.

Najdorf plays in a very lively way. He castles late. The presence of the white R still on h1 allows that old ...h6, h4 strategem.

Reshevsky certainly does not panic. He plays some defensive moves and develops his pieces, for example 19....Rac8


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Later, after 29.Rd2


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...white has seen a way to pin the bishop at d3 and perhaps he hoped to win it. A Saviour is found in the unlikely incarnation of black's a-pawn.

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