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Samuel Reshevsky vs Israel Albert Horowitz
Rosenwald (1955/56), New York, NY USA, rd 6, Dec-25
Benoni Defense: King's Indian System (A56)  ·  0-1



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Nov-21-07  ForeverYoung: Now this is the sort of game I would like to see masters comment upon. Of course I can see a few things like Black's effort to get in ... b5 on the queenside and the vacating sacrifice 23 ... e5. The tactical play looks very deep to me. It is difficult to judge how far ahead Al looked to overcome the great Reshevsky. 34 ... Nxg4+ is a great shot. Nice work on his part handling White's counterplay.
Nov-21-07  Riverbeast: This was a very interesting battle
Nov-21-07  goldenbear: I don't rate this game very highly. I think the majority of these moves were sub-par. For one thing, Horowitz tries to make counterplay on the queenside, which doesn't make sense. As soon as Reshevsky played g4, he should have done everything possible to play f5, since Black's counterplay is always going to be on the kingside. Reshevsky should have had a terribly strong attack, but instead he decided to waste time on moves like 16.Rb1, a move I don't understand at all.
Apr-01-09  Ulhumbrus: The move 34...Nxg4+! instead of taking White's N on d6 or trying to save the N on c5 offers White as well the other N on g4. Then on 34 Bxg4 the in- between move ( zwischenzug) 34...Qe5!! forks White's R on a1 and the N on d6. Horowitz annotates this game in his outstanding book "Point count chess", perhaps one of the best chess books ever written in the English language.
Nov-14-15  jerseybob: <goldenbear:...Horowitz tries to make counterplay on the queenside, which doesn't make sense.> In a Benoni, if black DIDN'T try queenside counterplay it wouldn't make sense.

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