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Alberic O'Kelly de Galway vs Miguel Najdorf
Dubrovnik olm (1950), Dubrovnik YUG, rd 8, Aug-30
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  0-1



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Dec-21-02  mdorothy: Ok, Jerry Silman's 'Reassess your chess' gives the position after 18.Nb5. It says that after Nxd5 that Rxd5 loses the e-pawn to Bc6. But I think white can play Nxd5. After Bc6, he can play Bxc5, removing black's strong knight which is attacking e4. I don't think black is even assured the exchange, because after Bxd5 white can take d6 with his bishop, followed by getting two pawns back for the exchange making it materially even, if not forking the queen and rook after retaking the bishop on d6. A little help here?
Mar-21-06  ltsiros: Running Crafty for a little while gives 10 -0.88 19. ... ♗c6 20. ♗xc5 dxc5 21. ♖d3 ♗xb5 22. cxb5 a3 23. ♖b1 axb2 24. a3 ♗d4 25. ♕c4 (62.53)
Aug-04-08  ToTheDeath: Fine play by Najdorf. White is left with a bad bishop versus strong knight after the series of exchanges initiated with 18...Nxd5.

Another possibility not mentioned by Silman is 19...Rxe3! 20.fxe3 Be5, with terrific attacking potential for Black.

In the game 21.b4! sacing the exchange was necessary, with adequate compensation. Because of this 20...Qd7! looks stronger than the immediate ...a3.

29.h4? is a lemon, allowing decisive penetration. Instead 29.Rd2 with an inferior but defensible game.

May-06-09  ChessDaZaster: What an awesome game by Najdorf. Simply amazing.
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