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Miguel Najdorf vs Paul Keres
Zurich Candidates (1953), Zurich SUI, rd 30, Oct-23
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense (D40)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-05-13  waustad: I guess it was the end of the tournament and they wanted to go home, but I would like to see it continue. This is anything but a dead symmetrical position.
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  Phony Benoni: The final comment in Bronstein's book about the tournament comes after <15...Qd6>.

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In this position <16.Ne4> was played and a draw agreed. Bronstein:

<"Najdorf did not play 16.Nxd5, in view of 16...Qxd5; on almost any White reply, Black castles queenside, and then plays ...Rg8 with very dangerous threats. For example, 17.Bh6 0-0-0 18.Qg4+ f5, or 18.Rxe7 Rg8, and White cannot defend g2.

"The next day, after the tournament had already ended, Najdorf, with his usual Argentine fervor, showed all the participants that 17.Bf4 would have won anyway: 17...0-0-0 would be met by 18.Rxe7 Rg8 19.Rc7+. And, if 16...Bxd5 instead, then 17.Bg5 Be6 18.Rad1 Qb4 19.Nh6, with a powerful attack. In reply, Keres just smiled...">

And there he leaves it. Maybe they did just want to go home. For goodness sakes, it was round 30.

Oct-18-17  cwcarlson: 14...♗f6 15.♖e1+ ♔d7 16.♕f7+ ♔c8 17.♘e4 ♕d7 18.♕h5 ♖g8 ⩱ Houdini.

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