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Bogdan Sliwa vs Miguel Najdorf
Gothenburg Interzonal (1955), Gothenburg SWE, rd 10, Aug-30
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E86)  ·  1-0


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Aug-08-04  WhoKeres: Can anyone provide a concrete variation explaining why black resigned? His position looks bad, and white's rooks appear to be able to pentrate, but I don't see any forced win.
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  Chessical: <WhoKeres> Nadjorf is postionally bust. He has lost control of the 7th rank, his N on b6 is poorly placed, b7 is a nagging weakness, and he has no counterplay on the K-side.

Sliwa could have continued: <20.Bxe8 Rfxe8> 21.Rc7 Bf8 22.Rhc1 Re7 23.Rxe7 Bxe7 24.Rc7 Bf8 25.Nxb7 etc.

Nov-15-15  zydeco: This really wasn't Najdorf's tournament. Here he loses in 20 moves to the last-place finisher. 10...Nb6? seems like the primary culprit -- black's queenside ends up hopelessly tangled. There's no question that resignation was premature but Najdorf obviously felt that he'd rather be anywhere else than stuck defending this position.
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