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Vasja Pirc vs Miguel Najdorf
Saltsjobaden Interzonal (1948), Stockholm SWE, rd 15, Aug-06
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Long Variation (E68)  ·  1-0



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Apr-19-03  bishop: Najdorf's eccentric experiment 13...Na6 and then back to c5 with the knight does not turn out well. 20...Nb3 is not best as White opens up the game for his better placed forces with 21.e5! In the ending Black is completely bottled up, White will bring his King to e7, exchange Rooks and then pick up the hapless Knight.
Oct-15-11  ozmikey: A very nice "squeeze" game. After the (relatively) early e5 and then the conquest of the d-file, White is probably already winning. Najdorf's 31...Nd7?! looks a strange decision though, since after the reply 32. Bd4 the knight is doomed to passivity for the rest of the game. Maybe just 31...Nb3, with the idea of 32. Re5 Ra5!? to prevent an immediate f5?
Apr-15-15  cunctatorg: This great game should become GOTD and it should also be added to Vasja Pirc's greatest games!!...
May-25-17  Saniyat24: In the end Najdorf was just wasting time...when two players don't play at their best, the game does not reach the level it could. Pirc played very well no doubt, but Najdorf was not upto the mark, he did not push his pieces enough to grab the initiative...
May-25-17  cunctatorg: Wut?!?
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  Fusilli: <bishop> True. Pirc's advancement of the kingside pawns makes one wonder what kind of breakthrough he was planning. But it wasn't a breakthrough, it was about closing all escape routes for the knight on f8, while creating an invasion path for the white king. Brilliant positional squeeze.
Dec-19-19  cunctatorg: This is most probably Vasja Pirc's immortal!!

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