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Samuel Reshevsky vs Anthony Santasiere
New York (1939), New York, NY USA, rd 8, Jul-25
Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Classical System Main Line (D19)  ·  1-0



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Feb-29-08  achieve: Brilliant example of active piece play -- by activating the rooks this time, by Reshevsky... Starting with 21 Ra3!

What follows is one powerhouse move after the other...

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  tpstar: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 <White prevents ... b5 consolidating the gambit Pawn> Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. 0-0 0-0 Opening Explorer 9. Qe2 Bg4 <9 ... Ne4 10. Bd3!? was a successful pet line for Najdorf ( Najdorf vs A Liebstein, 1944 & Najdorf vs Rollansky Ruben, 1967 ) and also worked here Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 > 10. h3 <10. Rd1 Qa5 11. e4 Qh5 Van Wely vs I Sokolov, 2004 > Bh5 11. Rd1 Nbd7 12. e4 <White wins the opening Opening Explorer > Qe7 13. e5 Nd5 14. Ne4 h6 15. Ng3 Bg6 16. Ne1 f6 17. exf6 Qxf6 <[last book move]<>> 18. Nd3 <Maneuvering toward e5> Bd6 <18 ... Qxd4?? 19. Nxb4> 19. Ne4 Qe7 20. Nxd6 Qxd6 21. Ra3 <This is how to develop your QR> Rae8 22. Ne5 <["The Knight is the Knight!"]<>> Bh7 23. Rg3 Kh8 24. Bxd5 cxd5? <[24 ... Nxe5 25. Bb3 Ng6 ]<>> 25. Bxh6! Re7 <25 ... gxh6 26. Nxd7 Qxd7 27. Qe5+ mates> 26. Bd2 Nxe5 27. dxe5 Qb6 28. Be3 Qa5 29. Rd4 <Attack & defense> Rf5 30. Rh4 Qc7 <30 ... Rxe5? 31. Qc2 threatens 32. Qxh7# & 32. Qc8+ exploiting the weak back rank> <[30 ... Ref7 31. Bd4 ]<>> 31. Qg4 Kg8 <Otherwise 32. Qg6 mates - foreshadowing> 32. Bg5 <[32. Bd4 Qc1+ 33. Kh2 Ref7 ]<>> Ref7 33. Bf6 <A powerful build-up> a6 <[33 ... Qc1+ 34. Kh2 Qc7 35. Qd4 ]<>> 34. a5 Qd7? <[34 ... b5 35. axb6 Qxb6 36. Bxg7 ]<>> 35. Rh6 Kh8? <[35 ... Qc7 36. Qh4 Qc1+ 37. Kh2 Qf4 38. Rxh7 Qxh4 39. Rxh4 ]<>> 36. Qg6 1-0.

<[Fritz 7]<>>

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  Phony Benoni: With all due respect to Mr. Reshevsky, when he ends a game by playing Q-KN6:

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It just ain't the same as when Ne, Marshall does it.

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