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Samuel Reshevsky vs Miguel Najdorf
Reshevsky - Najdorf (1952), New York, NY USA, rd 4, Apr-12
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Main Line (E69)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: What a massacre!
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  WannaBe: What was Najdorf doing in this game?
Jul-21-06  actual: You win some. You lose some.
Jul-21-06  regulator: i cant believe he let his entire pawn wall guarding his castled king get captured
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  offramp: Game 4 of the match; played 12th April 1952. The score before this game was 3-0.

But now Najdorf had a chance to play his favourite King's Indian. Of course he is one of the <WORLD'S GREAT EXPERTS> on the King's Indian!

We reach this standard position after 13.Rad1.

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There follows 13...f7-f5?? 14.e4xf5 and now 14...e5-e4

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Can white take the ♙e4? Yes.

Take it he does. Soon black is in all sorts of trouble, after 25.Be4-g6

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And things get worse just before the curtain comes down:

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Match score 4-0 to Reshevsky after 4 games. Lawks!!

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  Breunor: I thought 15 Nxe4! Was the inspired move leading to victory. I don't find it easy to see. In guess the move I tried Nh4 which leads to only a +.58 value for white.
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