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Miguel Najdorf vs Herman Pilnik
New York (1948/49), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Dec-23
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical Variation (C48)  ·  1-0



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  fredthebear: Beginning w/the center pawn fork trick, Najdorf wins this game with superior pawn play. White piles on the pinned f-pawn and breaks through with advantage.
Apr-15-22  cehertan: How could GM pilnik play such a rotten opening at this level?
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  keypusher: <cehertan: How could GM pilnik play such a rotten opening at this level?>

It's been done.

Janowski vs Lasker, 1904

Nunn vs Hodgson, 1991

SF thinks Black is pretty much busted after ...Bb4, though. 7....Bd6 is playable.

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  keypusher: Incidentally, in the DB there are 13 games in which Najdorf has White against Pilnik. This is the only time he plays 1.e4. Maybe he knew something?

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