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Samuel Reshevsky vs Lubomir Kavalek
Zonal Playoff (1981), Jacksonville, FL USA, rd 4, Sep-??
Queen's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation (E12)  ·  1/2-1/2
ANALYSIS [x]

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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-12-17  Howard: With apologies to those who don't like it when people remark "strange that no one has commented on this game before", this one here was actually a rather crucial game in a three-way playoff between Reshevsky, Kavalek, and Christiansen for the third 1982 interzonal spot.

It's a bit surprising that no one has posted on it before, because it was not only by far the longest of the six games played, but it was the only one in which someone came close to winning.

Did Reshevsky have a forced win here ?

For the record, all six games were drawn among the three participants. Christiansen had the best tiebreaks so he advanced to the interzonals.

Aug-12-17  Retireborn: According to Houdini 64.h5 lets slip the win; the plan of creating two connected passed pawns looks good, but they don't manage to achieve anything.

Houdini gives instead 64.Rd7 Rf1+ 65.Ke4 Rg1 66.g5 as a probable win.

It's perhaps a shame this didn't happen; a Reshevsky-Kasparov game at the Moscow izt would have been of historical interest, at least.

Aug-14-17  Howard: Retireborn once again comes through for me !

Incidentally, there's no guarantee that Reshevsky would have gone to the Moscow interzonal if he'd qualified for it rather than Christiansen. Ratings play a key role in determining the lineups in each interzonal. If his rating was different than Christiansen's there's no telling where he'd have gone.

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