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Milan Vidmar vs Miguel Najdorf
Groningen (1946), Groningen NED, rd 14, Aug-30
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Positional Defense Closed Line (E95)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  whiteshark: The train is already due.
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  whiteshark: In this position

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white missed <47. Ne5+!! Kg7 48.Re2!!>, preventing a queen's exchange and winning a lot of material. Consequently black should have resigned immediately...

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  laskereshevsky: <Carcharodon carcharias> ( )

Its interesting that in the tournament's book by EUWE and KMOCH, no mention at all about your analyse!!...

U analyzed more better then two grandmaster, or there is a hall in your line?!...

BTW for the tournament book the white lost another winning chance when he played 52.♖e1?...

the winning line was
52.♖c7! ♖e6
53.♖xc6 ♔d7
54.♖xb6 and:
if 54...♖g6 55.♘c8!
if 54...♖c7 55.♖a6 ♖g6? ♘b5+!.

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  wordfunph: Najdorf's story..

<You know my history about Groningen 1946? I played against Vidmar. I had a bad position and he said to me, 'Young man, are you playing for a win?' I was worse, so I answered, 'Thank you very much. I agree to a draw.' To which he replied, 'No I didn't offer you a draw. I only asked whether you played for a win. I don't play for a win, but I play to beat you. But I wanted to know whether you play for a win (roars with laughter).' So, we played some twenty more moves and then the game was drawn.'>

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