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Miguel Najdorf vs Hans Ree
Hoogovens (1971), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-14
Benoni Defense: Classical Variation. Czerniak Defense Tal Line (A77)  ·  0-1

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Jan-23-05  BaranDuin: Something amusing happened when Ree played c1=Q+. As there was no queen in the vicinity of his board he put the pawn on c1, wrote c1=q+ on his scoresheet, pressed his clock and went looking for a queen. When Najdorf returned to his board , he claimed that ree had chosen not to promote his pawn by pressing his clock. This started a humorous discussion which took a week to be solved, so the last move of this game was played eight days after the rest of the moves.
May-14-08  apexin: with the queen or without looks like white is somewhat lost
Jan-13-13  IndigoViolet: <went looking for a queen>

Maybe he thought Hubner could give him one.

<When Najdorf returned to his board , he claimed that ree had chosen not to promote his pawn by pressing his clock.>

Apparently, his beef was that as Ree pressed his clock without nominating a piece, then it was now his, Najdorf's, right to choose for him.

<This started a humorous discussion which took a week to be solved.>

Did it really take that long!? I think any comic value would have been long exhausted by then. Sounds more like Najdorf was being a @#$%.

There's a discrepancy over the game score between the 44...Kg6 given above and 44...Kg8 that appears in the <BCM>. I think the latter is more likely because 44...Kg6 45.Rb6 allows ...Kxh5. The problem, however, is that after 44...Kg8 45.Rb6 c1=Q is a blunder because the f6 pawn falls after 46.Bxc1 Nxc1 47.Nxf6 and Black's advantage is gone.

Jun-29-14
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  Stonehenge: <44...Kg8 that appears in the <BCM>.>

Also here:

http://resolver.kb.nl/resolve?urn=d...

Jun-29-14
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  thegoodanarchist: VERY interesting plan by Ree. I have played at least 2 dozen blitz games on gameknot against the Classical Benoni, winning most of them, and I have never seen this plan from Black before.

Despite my success, I think if I had seen this plan for the first time on gameknot, instead of here on chessgames, I doubt I could have survived against it.

What a delight to find this game, just by chance. Thanks to <Stonehenge>

Jun-29-14  slapwa: Can white play 23. h3? If 23 ..., Ne5, 24 Bf6+, Kf8 25 Bh7. If 23. ... Be5 24. Bf4. Am I missing something?
Jun-29-14
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  Fusilli: Position after 23...Re3!:


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If 24.Rfxg4:

24... Rxd3 25.Bf6+ Bxg4 26.Rxg4+ Kh7 27.Bxb2 Rd2


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Black wins.

So, better 25.Rxd3 Bxg4


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26.Rg3 Bxe2 27.Bf6+ and 28.Bxb2 and black is better, but I wonder if white has more drawing chances than in the game, with the opposite color bishops and the long diagonal under control.

Am I missing something?

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