Pawn and Two: In the tournament book Golombek recommended 14.d4, indicating advantage for White after either 14...exd4 or 14...b5.
Fritz agrees 14.d4 is in White's favor, but indicates 14...Nb6 as Black's best reply: (.57) (21 ply) 14...Nb6 15.Bxc6 Qxc6 16.b3 0-0 17.d5 Qd7 18.Ne3 Bg5 19.0-0.
Fritz prefers the move 14.Nb4: (.78) (21 ply) 14...0-0 15.0-0 b5 16.Nxc6 Qxc6 17.cxb5 axb5 18.Bb3 Nb6, and White can maintain his advantage with 19.Rfc1 Qd7 20.Rc2.
The final position was approximately equal after either: 24...Ne7 25.Bxf4 Exf4 26.Qxf4, or 24...axb5 25.cxb5 Ne7 26.Bxf4 exf4 27.Qxf4.
After the move 24.b5, Reshevsky offered a draw, which was quickly accepted by Keres.
Reshevsky later told Golombek that he was very short on time (his clock read 2 hours 8 minutes, leaving a little over 1 minute per move to reach time control at move 40) and that he did not wish to risk anything at this comparatively early stage of the tournament.