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Samuel Reshevsky vs Miguel Najdorf
Reshevsky - Najdorf (1953), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 5, Jun-09
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Bernstein Defense (E59)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jun-17-12
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  Peligroso Patzer: This was game #5 of an 18-game match. Reshevsky narrowly won that match by +6 -5 =7.

The same opening system was played three other times between Reshevsky and Najodorf during 1953: two other games from the Buenos Aires match, and again at the Candidates Tournament (Zurich 1953). (See: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches....) In those three other games, Najdorf had White, and Reshevsky was Black, with the results being even (each of them won once during the match, and the game in Zurich was drawn in 24 moves).

Dec-20-15  Sally Simpson: The Final position.


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Reshevsky offered a draw and Najdorf quickly accepted. In the book of Najdorf's best games a convincing line is added giving Black a clear plus. The main variation goes...

29... Nxd2 30. Qxd3 Qxf4 31. exf4 Rxe1+ 32. Kf2 Rd1


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Black is threatening a Knight check winning the Queen.

33.Ke2 Ne4


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Now matter how the Rook is a take a Knight fork follows.

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