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Leonid Stein vs Samuel Reshevsky
Los Angeles Interzonal Playoff (1968), Los Angeles, CA USA, rd 1, Feb-18
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Smyslov Defense (C93)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-23-08  RookFile: Beautiful defense by Reshevsky. Stein had him on the ropes here, but he slipped out.
Jul-23-08  arsen387: this draw has a beauty. Pieces flow almost ideally and it gives you some sense of perfection. yeah, I should've become a poet :)
Jul-23-08  Lutwidge: Yes, it's one of those rare games that seems like it could have resulted from a computer with a 32 piece tablebase playing itself. :)
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  offramp: Here is the position after 38...Rh8-h5.

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What is white's best move now - and, more importantly, <why> is it the best move?

Dec-28-14  Everett: <39.Rg1> X-Ray defending/attacking everything along the g-file. For instance, After <39..Bxg5? 40.Rxg7! Kxg7 41.Kxh5> and the B is pinned to the K because of Rg1.

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  offramp: You have won 3 stotinki.
Dec-28-14  Everett: Great! I haven't rubbed those all over my body since my youth at the dacha.
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  offramp: Stein and Reshevsky, both frequent champions of their countries, played 7 games together and they were all drawn.
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