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Samuel Reshevsky vs Grigory Levenfish
Leningrad/Moscow training (1939), Leningrad/Moscow RUS, rd 3, Jan-05
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Gligoric System Bernstein Defense (E56)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  vonKrolock: <20.g4>? A further weakening of white’s structure – A waiting tactic with 20.♖fe1; or the immediate 20.♘c5 !? (threatening ♗c4) 20...♗a8! (not 20...bc? 21.dc ♕b3 22.♖d3! etc) 21.♗c4 ♕d6! (21...♕d8?? 22.♘e6!) 22.♘e4! (and the white ♘ is centralized for free).

<31...f6>?? Let white escape with a perpetual trick – A well-deserved victory was at reach with 31...♖c1! 32.♖c1 (the lesser evil) ♕c1 33.♔g2 ♕b2 34.♔h3 (against another ♔ move 34...♖c1 was deadly) 34...f6!! (a cute study-like argument: now the ‘h3’ point is obstructed for a ♕ check if white try the same maneuver as in the game... And now, for instance...) 35.♘c6 ♔g6! (with the – not so - innocent idea of ♖h8) 36.♖d8 (or 36.♕g2 ♖h8 37.♔g3 ♕c1!) 36...♖d8 37.♘d8 f5! (and white is completely lost )

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