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Miguel Najdorf vs Antoni Wojciechowski
Warsaw (1937)
Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  0-1


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  vonKrolock: A tense struggle, full of interesting points - here comes just a few: <15...b5> Properly reacting against the impetuous attack launched whith Rd3-h3 (note: young Najdorf was POLISHing his famous style!) Now if 16.Nxb5 then 16...Rxc1+ 17.Rxc1 Nf4 and now: a)18.Qf1 Nxh3+ 19.gxh3 Bxb5 20.Qxb5 Qxd4 etc; or b)18.Qf3!? Nxh3+ 19.Qxh3 Bxb5 20.Bxe6!? Qxd4! 21.Bxf7+ (best) Kf8 22.Bxe8 Bxe8 whith better endgame for Black.

<18...Ng4> Off course not 18...Bf8?? 19.Rg3+ etc

<27...b4!> As the stronghold from 'f4' is threatened, a fine combination of Pawn moves la Wojciechowski (b4-bxc3-c2-f5-gxf4) performs the defense!

<33.h4?> Excessive optimism. 33.Qd3 followed by a developing move by the watching Ra1 was imperative

<38...f3!> Suddenly White is lost. A nice combination whith some problemistic features could arise from the better defense 39.Qb7 - Whith 39...Qf6!!, and now: I) 40.Qxd7 Rg8!! (seting a deadly K+R battery) 41.Qxe6 (The threat was Kh6+ etc) 41...Rg7! etc); or II) 40.Bd1 (the only move) 40...Rf8! 41.Bxf3 (IIb: if 41.Qxd7 then again 41...Rg8!!) Qxf3 (and Black shall win the endgame)

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  Calli: Very focused on the attack, Najdorf declined numerous opportunities to simplify even though he is pawn up. For instance, 26.Rh8+ and Rxe8 with a nice position.
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  vonKrolock: <Calli> Yes, somehow Najdorf was playing for mate whithout foundation... Surprisingly i found on-line a superb report about this "Four Masters Ty" Warsaw 1937: final standings 1/4 Stahlberg, Wojciechowski, E. Steiner, Najdorf 1 1/2; more here in swedish, whith the present game briefly commented:

<16...h6 "this occurred also in game Stahlberg-Steiner. Najdorf pondered now 40 minutes over his next move If 16...b4 an elegant finish could follow 17.Se4 Sxe4 18.Qxe4 f5 19.Qxf5!!" (...)> Still open to analisis, 17...Sxe4 is not forced

<33.h4?> Here the commentator, S. Jonasson <?!> agreed whith my own conclusion, whith this question mark

<39.Qd6?? "A severe and decisive mistake, probably played in zeitnot"> But it was a mistake in a lost position! Well, we missed a sparkling conclusion: in the surface the game appears to have been decided by a fortuitous faux pas, but White was already lost before...

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  Calli: Thanks for the link and the translation. Think that I visited that site once before. Was trying to stumble thru the "Capablanca in Sweden" essay. Don't know any Swedish but some lookups and a few German-like words gave a rough idea.

I note that Chessgames is missing one Najdorf game, the Remis with Stahlberg.

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