Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
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



explore this opening
find similar games 50 more Reshevsky/Najdorf games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  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: 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.

click for larger view

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

click for larger view

Black is threatening a Knight check winning the Queen.

33.Ke2 Ne4

click for larger view

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

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Cured of the King's Indian?
from Rematch for Championship of the West 1953 by Resignation Trap
Match Reshevsky!
by amadeus
Match Reshevsky!
by docjan
Game 63
from Life and Games (Najdorf/Mikhalchishin/Lissowski) by Qindarka

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC