|Dec-29-05|| ||MoranCho: That's a relatively crisp win by
the Naj-baby. As well as some salient
maneuvering at moves 16,17,18, that
could certainly be put in the brain-box file for these Dutch positions.
People are always leaving a punchy
center there too long. Get rid of it,blow open the pieces. Naj was a natural player from way back, who said
that he would frequently end up playing
the move he had seen in only seconds.
|Oct-07-15|| ||Shams: Silman tells a funny story about this game:
|Oct-07-15|| ||john barleycorn: <shams> thanks. very nice stories.|
|Feb-05-17|| ||Caissanist: "It was simply impossible to be mad at him."
I have heard similar comments from just about anyone who played Najdorf. I can see why he would have been a very good salesman.
|Feb-05-17|| ||perfidious: The bit <....Najdorf had a magical way of calming anyone down. After this incident, Najdorf would (every day for the rest of the event) make a move in his game, come to my table and drag me to his, and ask, “How am I doing? Is my position okay?”>|
reminds me of a similar story from Wijk aan Zee, where Najdorf indulged himself in the same habit, until he approached a local journalist who knew little to nothing of chess, and whose response was that Najdorf was 'sunk without a bubble'.
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