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Samuel Reshevsky vs Svetozar Gligoric
Reshevsky - Gligoric (1952), New York, NY USA, rd 5, Jun-10
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35)  ·  1-0


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Jul-22-05  Backward Development: Very subtle tactic by Reshevsky. The loose queen and discovered check motifs are clear, as is the deflection of the c-pawn, I unfortunately was trying to force some sac on d5 which wasn't working. oh well.
Jul-22-05  VishyFan: is there anything wrong with 18. ♘cxd5 or 18. ♘fxd5 ?
Jul-22-05  Nicholson: I figured this one out all the way to 24. Rc1, but then lost the thread.
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  crafty: 18. ♘cxd5 ♘xd5 19. ♘xe6 ♘xe6 20. ♗xd6 ♕xd6 21. ♗c4 h5   (eval -3.00; depth 15 ply; 500M nodes)
Jul-22-05  Greginctw: i saw it all but didnt think the win of a pawn was enough so then settled on this totally bogus line of Nxe6. I guess a pawn is enough to make this a combination.
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  crafty: 18. ♘fxd5 ♘xd5 19. ♗xd6 ♘xc3+ 20. ♕xc3 ♕xd6 21. ♗c2 h5   (eval -3.05; depth 15 ply; 500M nodes)
Jul-22-05  yataturk: I don't get it... Right before 18, sides have equal material.. After a lot of checking and exchanges at 24 black is one pawn down... Was all that for a single pawn?
Jul-22-05  farrooj: a pawn can win the game. In an endgame, a pawn means clear that whole combination was: 1. to get an extra pawn 2.get to an endgame (3. get the bishop pair)
Premium Chessgames Member Yes, in today's problem the best White can do (when faced with the best defense) is win a pawn in a superior endgame.
Jul-22-05  woodenbishop: Absolutely killer game played by the late great Reshevsky!
Jul-22-05  SamuelS: Unfortunatelly, I had seen this game before, so I knew that the knight would come to b5. But it's a nice combination anyway.
Jul-22-05  VishyFan: thanks <crafty>........
Jul-22-05  rya: pawn up and a pair of bishops = win
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  OhioChessFan: No doubt, <Rya>. I'm surprised Gligoric bothered to play on.
Jul-22-05  I Pawn You: Now now. Wait just one minute.
What I see is this:
18. Nxe6 Nxe6 19. Nb5 cxb5 20. Qxc6 Bxc7 21. Bxc7+ And wins a rook for a bishop. What am I missing?
Jul-22-05  euripides: <IPawn> the knight on e6 provides an extra guard to c7.
Jul-22-05  belka: I think the bishop pair and the initiative is worth more than the pawn ... but in any case it is a winning endgame and that's the point
Jul-22-05  I Pawn You: GAH! Alrighty then. ;P
Jul-22-05  ellipotrix: It is unclear to me why black plays 39..a6 instead of 39..fxe3? Does someone know I can see a combination
whereby black gets his pawn back.
But I must be mising something.
Jul-22-05  Dres1: <Ohio chessfan> Although a pawn and two bishops is a clear advantage, i dont think its reason to resign, you can save worse games than that.
Jul-22-05  Koster: after 39..fxe3 white still keeps the extra pawn and should win but it's probably the best chance for black since a6 lost very quickly.
Jul-22-05  Knight13: I saw 18. Nb5 but I couldn't work it out after 19. Qxc7 Kxc7. I didn't see 20. Rxc7.
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  kevin86: White gains a pawn-but also has two bishops vs two knights in an open position,surely equivalent to another pawn-----I know,don't call me Shirley!
Jul-22-05  southeuro: I agree with I pawn you. I think Ne6 is stronger.
Jul-22-05  xxdsdxx: I got the theme of the game, Bishop pair vs Knight pair, and the desire to clear the rooks off the board, but fell short after 23. Bxb5+ Ke7. There is no way to force the black rook out of the game. Fortunately for White, Black voluntarily did that for him with 26... Rc8. In Black's shoes, I would be wanting to cash in a Knight for one of those nasty Bishops to make this game more manageable and try to keep my last Rook. Rook-Knight vs Rook-Bishop leaves a better chance to remove White's extra pawn before it turns into a Queen.
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