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David Bronstein vs Samuel Reshevsky
Petropolis Interzonal (1973), Petropolis BRA, rd 17, Aug-17
Italian Game: Hungarian Defense (C50)  ·  1-0



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Jul-06-11  JustAnotherPatzer: why did Reshevsky play 44..Nc8 anyone? He's giving up a pawn for nothing. Why didn't he simply play b5 which he goes on to play a cuppla moves later anyway? He then brings the N back to attack white's rook which has just snapped off the very pawn he was originally defending - uh? Talk about "....after the horse has bolted". I don't get it. Time pressure?
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  beatgiant: <JustAnotherPatzer> On 44...b5, White has <45. Nxd6> winning the d-pawn and probably the e-pawn too within a few more moves.
Jul-06-11  JustAnotherPatzer: OFCOURSE!! Thanks beatgiant. I shudda looked more closely but atleast i selected a username that gives my idiocy a degree of cover =)
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Nicely played by Bronstein. After move 44, Black is in what many people might call Zugzwang, in that none of the pieces can move. But as pointed out below, White is threatening Nxd6 even if Black were allowed to pass.

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