|Jul-27-09|| ||Marmot PFL: 30...Qd7?? ruins what was a very strong game by Reshevsky. You can't let your guard down for a minute. 30...Qe4 should be an easy win|
|Jan-09-10|| ||AnalyzeThis: Reshevsky offered a draw with his 31st move... but the old saying was: "When Reshevsky offers a draw, check to see if you have a forced mate."|
|Jan-11-10|| ||Gypsy: From Reshevsky page:
<chancho: <Petrosianic> The Keres comment about Sammy's feelings of superiority being a weakness, reminded me of this game:
S Webb vs Reshevsky, 1973
The late Simon Webb wrote about this game in his book: Chess for Tigers. He said throughout this game that he was being subjected to smoke warfare and aggro by Reshevsky, and that he was worse throughout the game and realized that he was losing. At move 30, he spotted a tactic that could only work if Sammy played his Queen to d7. He thought that if he quickly played his move, Sammy would become suspicious and find the trap, so he took a few minutes deliberating on his move, all the while shaking his head, sighing, and trying to give the impression that it was all rather hopeless. He then hesitantly reached for his Rook, and moved it to f3 as if he was not sure it was the right place for the piece. Sammy looked at Webb, and smiled, smugly moving his Queen to d7. (The move Webb was hoping for.)
Webb suddenly played 30...Nc5, banging the Knight on the square for psychological effect. Sammy sat bolt upright, looked at the position, and realized what had just happened to him. He played his move, and then offered a draw, which Webb quickly rejected... since he did not have to play the role of the victim any longer.>
|Oct-29-10|| ||BobCrisp: Seems as if Reshevsky was always pulling this @#$%: Reshevsky vs F Mastichiadis, 1950|
No wonder he was about as popular as cancer.
|Oct-29-10|| ||BobCrisp: <Sammy sat bolt upright....and his toupee flew off>.|
|Oct-30-10|| ||rilkefan: Sorry to hear Simon Webb is dead. I liked his Schach Fuer Tiger a lot.|
|Jul-22-12|| ||perfidious: < AnalyzeThis: Reshevsky offered a draw with his 31st move... but the old saying was: "When Reshevsky offers a draw, check to see if you have a forced mate.">|
Nice one-never heard it before, but Bronstein wrote about another classic play, which is mentioned in the kibitzes on this game: Bronstein vs Reshevsky, 1953.
|Sep-02-12|| ||FSR: Webb of Deceit.|
|Sep-02-12|| ||FSR: <BobCrisp: Seems as if Reshevsky was always pulling this @#$%: Reshevsky vs F Mastichiadis, 1950|
No wonder he was about as popular as cancer.>
Reshevsky was indeed unpopular, but his draw offers in this game and the Mastichiadis game don't strike me as improper. (Webb, OTOH, could certainly have been accused of gamesmanship - compare Najdorf's conduct described in the notes to Najdorf vs Gligoric, 1952.) Reshevsky vs Denker, 1942 is another story. I understand that Reshevsky also had an unendearing practice of asking opponents, "Do you play for a win?" - which was <not> a draw offer.
|Oct-03-12|| ||RookFile: I believe the phrase was: "Are you playing for a draw?" |
So, maybe the question might be misunderstood. Sometimes when I'm offered a draw, I use up almost all my time looking for win - and if I don't see it - take the draw.
If I did that to Reshevsky, he would say "I didn't offer you a draw, I asked if you were playing for a draw."
|Oct-03-12|| ||vinidivici: right after 69...Kxh5, then 70.Rc1. mate in one|
|Oct-03-12|| ||Phony Benoni: To understand the pun, read <Gypsy>'s post early in the kibitzing.|
|Oct-03-12|| ||vinidivici: <Phony Benoni>
thats a unique pun. Most of the time we have to understand the background story behind the games or players that involved in the GOTD game.
|Oct-03-12|| ||al wazir: I think white could also have won with 56. Re7 and 57. Rxe5. But in the game as played, what happens after 69...Kxh5 ?|
|Oct-03-12|| ||thegoldenband: <al wazir: But in the game as played, what happens after 69...Kxh5 ?>|
70. Rc1 (or Rc2) looks crushing to me.
|Oct-03-12|| ||KingV93: Interesting game and great insight in the post from <Gypsy> the psychology of OTB chess can never be ignored. I have shamelessly used the same kind of stuff before and found it adds a personal element and a bit of spice to the game.|
|Oct-03-12|| ||scormus: <FSR ... Webb, OTOH, could certainly have been accused of gamesmanship>|
I must confess that was nothing compared with some of the tricks I resorted to at school. And I've seen others do a whole lot worse still, even bordering on <Chewbacca-C3PO. venue: Millenium Falcon. time: a long time ago>
|Oct-03-12|| ||Castleinthesky: A great swindle-sometimes chess is luck!|
|Oct-03-12|| ||kevin86: Sammy is really being harassed by Webb's rooks. From one end to the other...|
|Oct-03-12|| ||al wazir: <thegoldenband: <after 69...Kxh5<>> 70. Rc1 (or Rc2)> Thanks. I don't know how I missed that.|
|Oct-03-12|| ||FSR: This is the 33rd pun of mine that CG.com has used: Game Collection: Puns I submitted|
|Nov-21-12|| ||The Last Straw: <Gypsy>You forgot tp include the fact that Sammy's toupee fell off! :-)|
|Nov-21-12|| ||The Last Straw: Notes:
2)25.c1 is better than the text move.
3)75...h3 76.c1 h2 77.cg1 is murderous.
4)77...d2 78.b2! (or 78.a2! g7 (78...c3?? 79.ec2!)79.a1+ g1 80.xg1+! xg1 81.xf4) 78...g7 79.b1+ g1 80.xg1+! xg1 81.xf3 and white converts his advantage into victory.