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   N.O.F. NAJDORF has kibitzed 57 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-04-18 J Penrose vs Tal, 1960
N.O.F. NAJDORF: Jonathan Penrose has a fascinating family history. His brothers, Sir Roger Penrose and Oliver Penrose, are both physicists. His maternal grandfather was the physiologist John Beresford Leathes, and his maternal grandmother was the Russian - Jewish concert pianist Sonia Marie ...
   Oct-18-18 Tal vs Keres, 1973 (replies)
N.O.F. NAJDORF: I don't understand why white didn't play 39 Rh4 nor why black didn't try 42 ... gxh6
   Sep-28-18 Stein vs Portisch, 1962 (replies)
N.O.F. NAJDORF: I think, Cheapo, that after 19 Nxg7 kg8, White would have continued as in the game with 20 Bf6!
   Sep-20-18 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971
N.O.F. NAJDORF: It amazes me that Fischer's opponents very rarely made any effort to exchange a knight for his king's bishop and allowed him to use it with decisive effect. Another example of an opponent playing ... d4 and providing Fischer's bishop with the c4 square is the sixth game of ...
   Sep-03-18 Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1936 (replies)
N.O.F. NAJDORF: "28. Qa5 would have won immediately, since the knight cannot move because of Nxe6, and on 28....d5 there follows 29. exd6 Bxd6 (29...Rxd6 30. Qe5 Bg7 31. Qxd6) 30. Be5." (Capablanca, quoted by Paladin) I thought the knight could not move because it was pinned!
   Aug-24-18 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 (replies)
N.O.F. NAJDORF: 24 e5 is a beautiful move, but black was clearly already lost, as 24 Nxf6 + exf6 25 Nh5 would ultimately leave white with a queen for rook and bishop.
   Jul-10-18 Spassky vs Tolush, 1958
N.O.F. NAJDORF: I prefer 26 Rhd1 first, with a mating attack: 26... Re8 27 Rxc7 Qxc7 28 Rd7 followed by Nf6+ or 26... Rbc8 27 Qxe6 + followed by Qf7 and Nf6
   Mar-16-18 Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957
N.O.F. NAJDORF: Couldn't black have tried 13 ... c x b 14 N x d8 b x a1 = Q 15 Bd4 Q x b1 16 Q x b1 R x d8 ?
   Mar-12-18 Vasily Smyslov (replies)
N.O.F. NAJDORF: Maybe you're right, GIA, since even Stalin's first name (not to mention Goebbels') was Joseph (same as Ossip). According to Smyslov's mother was Jewish, although the claim has been disputed.
   Mar-12-18 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 (replies)
N.O.F. NAJDORF: Thanks, Ughaibu. That's a beautiful combination.
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