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Bent Larsen vs Samuel Reshevsky
Second Piatigorsky Cup (1966), Santa Monica, CA USA, rd 17, Aug-14
Benoni Defense: Hromadka System (A56)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-14-08  sfm: What an attack! It looks like Reshevsky is coming in for the kill, but what a defense. With 33.Nf4! Larsen throws a spanner into the works.
Nov-14-08  AnalyzeThis: You're right, this is a very intersting game!
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  Benzol: An omission from <matey>'s Game Collection: Second Piatigorsky Cup 1966
Jan-10-15  zydeco: Reshevsky had played very drawishly in this tournament -- maybe hoping to save his strength for the last rounds. He says that he sat down for this game deciding to play for a win, even with black.

Black had a decent position with 26....Nf6 but went for it with the piece sacrifice.

29.Qc2 is the only move.

Larsen says that the elegant 33.Nf4 is actually not the best move in this position. Better is 33.Bd7 Rcxc4 34.Be6+ Kf8 35.Nd4!! and then 35....Rcxd4 loses to 36.Qc8+ and 35....Rexd4 loses, I guess, to 36.Rf1 and 35....Qg3+ to 36.Qg2.

Reshevsky had an easy draw with 33....Rxf4 when white is forced to take perpetual check, but he kept playing for a win.

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