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Samuel Reshevsky vs Reuben Fine
Western Championship (1933), Detroit, MI USA, rd 6, Sep-27
Bogo-Indian Defense: Exchange Variation (E11)  ·  1-0



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Jan-15-06  woodenbishop: At first glance, Reshevsky's play looks like madness. Fine must've been scratching his head after this one... awesome game!!
Oct-17-07  achieve: Good game by both players.
But after 29...Re7 (?) - Reshevsky doesn't hesitate and executes immediately!
May-26-12  Rama: But why 11 ... bxc5? After dxc5 the open file will lead to exchange of heavy pieces, Bishops will naturally go, and it is a draw by symmetry isn't it?

Instead Sammy works on the d6-weakness then goes strategic with f4-f5. This is actually a decisive attack on the central white squares finally complete with 28. Rxf5 and then 33. Nd5, a move for which there is no answer.

Great game!

Jul-18-12  shivasuri4: <Rama>, nothing wrong with 11...bxc5, per se. Black should perhaps have continued the centralisation with 12...d5, rather than play Nc6.
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  Phony Benoni: A small differences in sources after <32.Qh4>:

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"American Chess Bulletin", September/October 1933, p.131, concludes as we have here: <33...Ke8 34.Nd5 f5 35.Nxe7> 1-0.

"Chess Review", October 1933, p.14-15, reverses Black's last two move with 33...f5 34.Nd5 Ke8 35.Nxe7.

The point is probably insignificant as Black is lost in any event, but the ACB sequence seems more likely to me.

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  Retireborn: <Phony> In my personal database the score agrees with ACB/here: 32...Ke8 33.Nd5 f5 34.Nxe7 1-0

My source was an old copy of "Reshevsky on Chess" (unfortunately I no longer own it), which was actually written for him by Reinfeld according to some, so perhaps doesn't prove much.

I agree that Black is lost in either case.

Nov-14-19  Isilimela: A Sam Fine game!
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