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Reshevsky - Najdorf Match

Samuel Reshevsky9.5/18(+6 -5 =7)[games]
Miguel Najdorf8.5/18(+5 -6 =7)[games]

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Reshevsky - Najdorf (1953)

This was to be a rematch for Reshevsky - Najdorf (1952). It was played in Najdorf's home country Argentina.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts Reshevsky 1 0 1 = = = 0 = = 0 1 = = 1 1 0 1 0 9.5 Najdorf 0 1 0 = = = 1 = = 1 0 = = 0 0 1 0 1 8.5

Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.

 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Najdorf vs Reshevsky 0-1351953Reshevsky - NajdorfE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
2. Reshevsky vs Najdorf 1-0431953Reshevsky - NajdorfE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
3. Reshevsky vs Najdorf 1-0361953Reshevsky - NajdorfD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Reshevsky vs Najdorf 1-0371953Reshevsky - NajdorfD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
5. Reshevsky vs Najdorf  ½-½251953Reshevsky - NajdorfE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
6. Reshevsky vs Najdorf  ½-½561953Reshevsky - NajdorfE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
7. Najdorf vs Reshevsky 1-0911953Reshevsky - NajdorfE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
8. Najdorf vs Reshevsky 1-0421953Reshevsky - NajdorfE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
9. Najdorf vs Reshevsky 1-0421953Reshevsky - NajdorfD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. Najdorf vs Reshevsky  ½-½251953Reshevsky - NajdorfD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
11. Reshevsky vs Najdorf 1-0421953Reshevsky - NajdorfE97 King's Indian
12. Najdorf vs Reshevsky 1-0571953Reshevsky - NajdorfE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
13. Reshevsky vs Najdorf 1-0411953Reshevsky - NajdorfE97 King's Indian
14. Najdorf vs Reshevsky  ½-½461953Reshevsky - NajdorfE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
15. Reshevsky vs Najdorf ½-½291953Reshevsky - NajdorfE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
16. Najdorf vs Reshevsky  ½-½261953Reshevsky - NajdorfE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
17. Reshevsky vs Najdorf 0-1561953Reshevsky - NajdorfE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
18. Najdorf vs Reshevsky  ½-½261953Reshevsky - NajdorfE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-27-15  RookFile: What a warrior Reshevsky was. He goes into Najdorf's home court and beats him anyway.
Jan-27-15  offramp: Eleven Nimzo-Indians in 17 games. By the way, are the games a bit mixed-up here? There isn't the usual b/w alternation.
Jan-27-15  SimonWebbsTiger: @<Offramp>

I think the number of Nimzo Indians is probably due to Sammy (certainly) and Don Miguel hardly ever playing 1. e4 and that Najdorf did suffer a bit in the King's Indian v. Reshevsky in their 1952 match.

Jun-06-15  zanzibar: So many of the games only have the year, and so the game sorting is out of whack.

Using the round numbers, it appears a game is missing (R1).

Of course anybody comparing the xtab given above against the game count would arrive at the same conclusion.

Maybe one of Reschevsky's wins is missing? That could be R1.

Oct-04-19  hemy: Portelo Carlos - Match Najdorf - Reshevsky,1953

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ekn318d7e...

Sep-03-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: < SimonWebbsTiger: @<Offramp> I think the number of Nimzo Indians is probably due to Sammy (certainly) and Don Miguel hardly ever playing 1. e4 and that Najdorf did suffer a bit in the King's Indian v. Reshevsky in their 1952 match.>

The score was +2-1=1 to Reshevsky in their K.I. games in the 1952 match, which doesn't seem so bad.

<RookFile: What a warrior Reshevsky was. He goes into Najdorf's home court and beats him anyway.>

The first eight games in the previous match were played in New York City (and Reshevsky scored six wins and two draws, so I'm not sure what my point is).

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