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Miguel Najdorf vs NN
"Rights of Minors" (game of the day Apr-10-2006)
Buenos Aires - (1942), rd 173
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit (C26)  ·  1-0
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Apr-10-06  ahmadov: I have an impression that Najdorf was in trouble for some time until move 13.
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  jamesmaskell: I thought 1. e5 was a good start <ahmadov>! :)
Apr-10-06  Ezzy: Najdorf - Amateur [C29]
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires - 1942
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 Nc6 4.fxe5 Nxe5 5.d4 Ng6 6.e5 Ng8 7.Nf3 d6 8.Bd3 dxe5 9.dxe5 Bc5 10.Qe2 <Threatens 11 Bxg6 hxg6 12 Qb5+ winning the bishop. Only <Georgie Dubb> noticed this!> 10...Bg4< Black doesn't see the threat. He should of played 10..c6 >11.Ne4 <White doesn't realise he had that threat. Even though it was a 2 move combination I think it was quite difficult to see, :-( If it was a monday puzzle then everybody would find it, but because we are not looking at a puzzle, then it is easy to miss.> 11...Bb6 12.Bg5 Qd5 13.Rd1 Qa5+ 14.c3 <Threatening 15 b4 Qa3 16 Bb5+ Kf8 17 Bc1> 14...Nxe5 <14...a6 or 14...Kf8 was a must.> 15.Bb5+ Kf8 16.Nxe5 Bxe2 17.Nd7+ Ke8 18.Nb8+ c6 19.Nd6+ Kf8 20.Nd7# 10

So Nadjorf saw a pretty mate in 4, but failed to see how he could win a piece in 2.

Funny old game is chess!

Apr-10-06  Joshua01: I thought that 11. ... Bxf3 might refute the Bxg6, Qb5+ & Qxc5 line, but after 12. Bxf7+ Kxf7, 13. Qxf3+, I would think that it is probably still . Oh well. Quite a game. Gotta love the finish!
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  kevin86: Watch for 18 ♘b8 it cuts off the rook and allows for mate at d8 if the checking bishop is captured. The two knights then move in turn to mate.
Apr-10-06  CapablancaFan: Another good pun for this game maybe is "minority report".
Apr-27-06  MorphyMatt: <CapablancaFan> yeah, good one!
Mar-03-07  jmrulez2004: Lesson number one in chess, two bishops and two knights with the aid of limited space of the opponents, and one special supporting chess, should always be able to create a mating net. as we all know two knights and two bishops connected in a certain way, is more powerful than a queen.
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  FSR: Najdorf was a veritable chess god, and certainly should have been included in the 1948 World Championship match-tournament. I guarantee you that he would have done a lot better than Euwe.
Dec-15-08  WhiteRook48: wow, amazing mate!
Dec-22-08  zzzzzzzzzzzz: I wonder how sad that unknown amauter felt..he's up a Queen
Dec-23-08  WhiteRook48: who is this NN anyway?
Oh, and <FSR> Nadjorf might have been better than Alekhine. (because Alekhine was too drunk.)
Jan-24-09  WhiteRook48: very great pun!
Feb-07-09  WhiteRook48: this is why NN did not reveal his name
Mar-11-09  WhiteRook48: 18 Nb8+!! is crazy
Apr-15-09  WhiteRook48: minor pieces have a lot of rights.
And that last post should say 18. NNb8+
Apr-15-09  MaxxLange: instructive classical chess walloping
Apr-15-09  blacksburg: 3...Nc6? not good, NN. 3...d5 is better.
Apr-15-09  MaxxLange: 3...exf4 would be better
May-08-09  sirfraix: I think that Najdorf did not overlook 11. Bxg6, just refused to play it because he wanted to play an attacking game, not to win mechanically.
Aug-18-09  tentsewang: Najdorf the great tactician is just incredible and a genius. He plays blindfolded and wins most of the game! He was just an another gifted player like Paul Morphy.
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  Jim Bartle: I think it says Rd. 173. So was this part of a massive simul?
Oct-28-10  Elsinore: This game has a nice "A Night at The Opera" vibe to it.
Jan-11-11  meppi: yes 3. Nc6 is no good. White obtains a haloween-gambit type game where d4 and e5 can be played freely, but he doesn't even have to sacrafice a knight to get it!
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  offramp: <Morfishine>, <Zanzibar>, yes, this is the game.
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