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Miguel Najdorf vs NN
"Rights of Minors" (game of the day Apr-10-06)
Buenos Aires - (1942)  ·  Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit (C26)  ·  1-0
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Apr-10-06  alexandrovm: what can I say, great mate!
Apr-10-06
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  ahmadov: I have an impression that Najdorf was in trouble for some time until move 13.
Apr-10-06
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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!
Apr-10-06
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  kevin86: Watch for 18 Nb8 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.
Jan-06-08
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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.
Aug-18-09
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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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