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Samuel Reshevsky vs Sidney Norman Bernstein
US Championship (1936), New York, NY USA, rd 3, Apr-27
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann Variation (E22)  ·  0-1
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Jun-09-10  jerseybob: What a great gritty game from Bernstein, and one reason for Reshevsky's poor start in this tourney. I don't know this line well, but I don't see the need for wasting a move with 6.a3. Wouldn't 6.Bd3 with development have been better? As played, after 8.Qxc3(bxc3!?) black has a queenside bind that he never relinquishes.
Jun-10-10  syracrophy: 42.♔g4 ♕h5+! 43.♔g3 ♕xf3+ 44.♔h2 ♕e2+ and curtains down...
Jun-16-10  jerseybob: After 42.Kg4,Qh5ch?? 43.Kxh5 what does black have? There's no fork. The correct way is 42..h5ch 43.Kg5,Nxf3ch
Jul-01-10  syracrophy: <jerseybob> Oh, damn! LOL You're right! I saw wrong the board, imagining there was a fork somewhere. Thanks for correcting my mistake (:
Jun-23-12
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  Phony Benoni: <jerseybob> Maybe Reshevsky was taking Fine's word for it, since the latter played 6.a3 against him in the Western Chamionship at Chicago, 1934. Instead of queenside pressure, Reshevsky played 8...Qe7 and followed by pushing both center pawns, resulting in a short draw. Perhaps Bernstein's 8...Na5 was prepared.
Jul-13-16
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<syracrophy: <jerseybob> Oh, damn! LOL You're right! I saw wrong the board, imagining there was a fork somewhere.>

Half a fork is better than none. :-D

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