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Samuel Reshevsky vs Max Euwe
Wertheim Memorial (1951), New York, NY USA, rd 9, Jun-14
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45)  ·  0-1



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Jan-02-06  Father Karras: Euwe's moves in this game flow like the words of a well-written poem.I really like the way he exchanges his pieces to reach a simple, drawn ending, and amazingly Reshevsky falls into a false sense of security and makes the blunder 27.Qd7?? (met by the devastating x-ray of 27...Rd8! winning the Queen.) Charming game.
Jun-27-09  jackpawn: Interesting that Reshevsky would play out the last several moves. Obviously he's totally busted. Must have been shock from his blunder at move 27.
Feb-12-13  jerseybob: Reshevsky's blunder brings back an ugly flashback to me: back in 2000 in a tourney at the Marshall, I lost queen for rook in a similar fashion, in a game I was flat-out winning. 27.h3 was indicated; make some Luft, Sammy!
Jun-13-13  jerseybob: Actually, 27.h3 loses a pawn! It seems Nxe6 is forced with a draw the likely outcome.
May-19-15  zydeco: Reshevsky usually wins these kinds of games in his sleep: he has pressure on the d-file and a risk-free plan to play against black's queenside weaknesses. Obviously he got complacent.
May-19-15  sneaky pete: Or maybe he was awake?
May-19-15  RookFile: Don't cry too much for Reshevsky, he won the tournament.

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