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Miguel Najdorf vs Samuel Reshevsky
Reshevsky - Najdorf (1952), New York, NY USA, rd 7, Apr-19
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Variation (B93)  ·  0-1


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Jun-02-04  who: why did najdorf resign?
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  Chessical: <Nadjorf> realised that his pieces will be curiously ineffective in preventing Reshevsky's Q and R penetrating his K-side e.g. Rd4, picking off his pawns and winning back a piece.

For instance:

<42.Kxh2> Qf4+ 43.Kg2 Qg4+ 44.Kf2 Qxf5+ 45.Kg3 Rd4 46.Be2 Qg5+ 47.Kf2 Rf4+ 48.Ke1 Qg3+ 49.Kd1 Rd4+ 50.Kc2 Qe3 51.Qb5 Rd2+ 52.Kb1 Qg1+

Reshevsky's tactical vision is well testified for here.

Jun-02-04  who: thank you
Nov-22-04  kostich in time: In 1952,Reshevsky and Najdorf had a so-called "Match for the Championship of the Free World"( "free" in this case,apparently including Perons Argentina.) Reshevsky won, handily. Reshevskys tournament and match results between 1950 and 1952 were quite impressive..he was probably the strongest player in the whole world,not just the free part. The Soviets were right to be terrified of him before Zurich.
Aug-26-13  ozmikey: Reshevsky got lucky here. He had a big advantage, but with 36...Qxc2? (36...Qd4! with the threat of ...Rxe2) he threw it away and then some. But Najdorf matched him with 38. Bc4+?, allowing Reshevsky to get at White's king-side. After the simple 38. Qxc5 (38...Rxe2 39. Qc4+) White is basically just a piece for a pawn up.
Aug-26-13  nescio: Both sides must have been in terrbile time-trouble which certainly for Reshevsky was nothing unusual. When he saw an opportunity for advantage, he was willing to think for 2 hours and 29 minutes on how to make use of it.
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