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Lajos Portisch vs Samuel Reshevsky
Petropolis Interzonal (1973), Petropolis BRA, rd 14, Aug-12
Sicilian Defense: Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze Variation (B36)  ·  1-0
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Dec-11-03  Kenkaku: 28...exf6 29. Qh8+ Kf7 30. Rh7+ Nxh7 31. Qxf7+ Kf8 32. Bh6#
Dec-11-03  PizzatheHut: Am I missing something or does 28...exf6 29. Bxf6 Qd7 30. Qh8+ Kf7 31. Qg7# work also?
Dec-11-03
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  Chessical: <Pizzathe hut> 28...exf6 29. Bxf6 <Re1+> 30.Qxe1 Qxf6 spoils White's position.

Kenkaku's line is a forced mate.

Dec-11-03  PizzatheHut: <Chessical> Ah, the joys of patzerism :) Thanks for the help.
Dec-12-03  humblespirit: Kenkaku, i believe you meant 31.Qxh7+ instead of 31.Qxf7+.
Mar-12-04  Checkmate123: Classical example of Marcozy bind
Jul-04-05  jamesmaskell: Wow...brilliant game by Portisch. I know very little about Maroczy binds but after seeing this game perhaps its best to have a look at it.
Jul-04-05  iron maiden: Who was it that said all of Portisch's notable games were losses?
Jul-06-05  MrSifter: Korchnoi?
Jan-23-06  RookFile: I think 14. f4 is the best move of the game. Really sharp, very incisive.
Jan-23-06  Boomie: Portisch seems to have an unblemished record against Reshevsky, a claim Korchnoi can't make. I wonder if anyone else played more than 10 games against Reshevsky without a loss.
Jan-23-06  Dick Brain: I dont think Portisch ever met Reshevsky during the years when the latter was a serious world contender.
Jan-24-06
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  plang: That's because Portisch wasn't born yet.
May-01-07  noiselesion: <Kenkaku> (28...exf6 29. Qh8+ Kf7 30. Rh7+ Nxh7 31. Qxf7+ Kf8 32. Bh6#) It is: 29.Qh7+ not Qf7
Jan-07-08
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  chancho: Portisch also had the Indian sign on Petrosian for a while there.
May-06-08  Keano: Well, I wouldnt get carried away with this game - I know its quoted by Khalifman and others as a textbook example to prove Blacks move-order is inaccurate, but frankly I fail to see any problem with Blacks game.

I dont like Whites pawn on f4 - 17...Qb6! looks like the best way for Black to influence the dark squares. Verdict = No problems for Black.

May-27-08
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  whiteshark: <Keano> I doubt that your <<17...Qb6!> looks like the best way for Black to influence the dark squares. <Verdict = No problems for Black.>> will stand a deeper analysis.

<18.f5 Bd7 19.Rce1> as a first indication.

Aug-05-10  BISHOP TAL: Portisch plays the Maroczy almost perfectly here.
Jul-31-15
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  tpstar: White to Play and Win after 25 ... Nf8.
Aug-31-17  Toribio3: Portisch is one of the best grand master ever produced by Hungary to the world arena. We can learn a lot of lessons from his games.
Aug-31-17
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  offramp: <Iron maiden: Who was it that said all of Portisch's notable games were losses?>

Reshevsky.

Sep-01-17  Magpye: That's mean.
Sep-02-17  Albion 1959: After 25. Nf8, you just knew that fxg followed by Bxg6! and Rxf6! was coming:
Sep-02-17  RookFile: 17....Qb6 18. f5 is about 0.94 for white according to Stockfish. The basic idea is 18...gxf5 19. exf5 Bd7 20. Bxf6 followed by Nd5 from white with a bind.
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