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Jacques Mieses vs Samuel Reshevsky
Margate (1935), Margate ENG, rd 7, May-01
Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15)  ·  0-1

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Feb-17-04
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  nasmichael: This is like a story. When I show my youth games that instruct, battles where the points are clear, I show them games such as this one, because the dialogue moves towards the point that pieces need active lines, when the queens are off the board the king must be active, each piece should be protected as a player protects his teammates, et cetera.

The black king is prepared to lead his pawn to queening and went to do so as soon as he could.

Well played.

Feb-17-04  BeautyInChess: Imo the move 29. ♘d4 is the losing move. I think ♔g2 is better although I can foresee a nasty pin there and I would probably hesitate to make that move myself.
Feb-17-04
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  nasmichael: I figure Meises wanted access to that c-pawn, and he got it, much to his misfortune.
Dec-13-06  Paulvandyk: This is my first kibitz on chessgames.com!!

Following up on nasmichael's comment, perhaps Mieses played 29 Nd4 thinking play would continue 29 ... Bxd4 30 cxd4 Re4 31 Qxc4, but then realized that this is met by 31 ... Re1+ 32 Rxe1 Qxc4, winning queen for rook.

Dec-13-06  setebos: Mieses was 70 when this was played, Sammy was 24.
Dec-13-06
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  WannaBe: You'd think the kid would go easy on the old man. But Nooooooo...
Jun-20-08  notyetagm: <Paulvandyk: This is my first kibitz on chessgames.com!!

Following up on nasmichael's comment, perhaps Mieses played 29 Nd4 thinking play would continue 29 ... Bxd4 30 cxd4 Re4 31 Qxc4, but then realized that this is met by 31 ... Re1+ 32 Rxe1 Qxc4, winning queen for rook.>

Exactly. The <FORK-OVERLOAD TRICK> strikes again.

Jun-23-08  notyetagm: Mieses vs Reshevsky, 1935

From the Wikipedia page on the chess tactic <ZWISHCENZUG> located at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwisch...:

<Mieses-Reshevsky, 1935


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Position before 29. Nd4

A zwischenzug occurred in this game between Jacques Mieses and Sammy Reshevsky. From the position in the diagram, play continued:

29. Nd4 Bxd4
30. cxd4


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White must have expected 30... Qxd4 31. Qxc4 Re1+ and then 32. Kg2 gets him out of trouble, but Black has a zwishenzug:

30... Re4!


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Making a double attack on the d-pawn and preventing the capture of his own pawn. Now if 31. Qxc4, 31... Re1+ forces 32. Rxe1 and White loses his queen (Chernev 1965:211).>

(VAR) Position after 31 ♕c2xc4?? ♖e4-e1+! 32 ♖c1x♖e1 ♕d5x♕c4 <fork-overload trick>


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One of the best examples I have ever seen that <THERE IS ALWAYS DANGER NO MATTER HOW SIMPLE THE POSITION MAY SEEM>. Here Mieses probably never even imagined that the innocent-looking 29 ♘f3-d4?! would cost him a pawn and the game to the brilliant <ZWISCHENZUG> 30 ... ♖e8-e4!.

Nov-27-17  Saniyat24: oh 38...c3...!!
Nov-27-17
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  perfidious: <WannaBe: You'd think the kid would go easy on the old man. But Nooooooo...>

As old foe John Curdo has long been wont to say:

<You gotta get 'em while they're young.>

Oct-25-20  Gaito: This game was mentioned in the recent movie "The Queen's Gambit" (Netflix, October, 2020)
Nov-26-20
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  Black Vampire: <Gaito: This game was mentioned in the recent movie "The Queen's Gambit" (Netflix, October, 2020)>

Precisely, but there a rook lands on White's first row at the end, which seemingly doesn't happen here, does it?

Nov-27-20  goldfarbdj: The position in "The Queen's Gambit" is after 30. ... Re4. When White played 29. Nd4, he no doubt anticipated 29. ... Bxd4 30. cxd4 Qxd4 31. Qxc4, but 30. ... Rxe4 wins the d-pawn because 31. Qxc4 loses to 31. ... Re1+ — the Black queen is still on the long diagonal, so 32. Rxe1 is forced and the queen on c4 is now unprotected. So the rook didn't go to the back rank in the game, just in a key variation.
Nov-27-20  goldfarbdj: Incidentally, when I read the book back in the mid-'80s, Mieses-Reshevsky was a mystery to me: I couldn't just hop onto the net and look it up! Truly we live in wondrous times.
Dec-12-20
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  Sally Simpson: ***

In the book the author makes a mess of the opening moves of this game:

Here White to play.


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The books says white brought out the other Knight.

5.Nf3 5.Nh3 or Ne2 all drop the e4 Knight.

He has missed out 5.Ng3.

He got this bit correct. (White to play)


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The text from the book now reads:

'He folded his arms across his chest. “What does White do here?” he asked, looking around him.

Beth considered the board. There were pitfalls all over for white. One of the men watching spoke up. “Queen takes pawn?”

The man in the cap shook his head, smiling. “Rook to king eight check. And the queen falls.”

So if ever a man wearing a cap asks you:

“What does White do here?”

Do not take a pawn else you will lose you Queen.

I make merry with this in this years 'Christmas Chess Quiz'.

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-bl...

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Dec-13-20
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  keypusher: An extremely efficient game of chess by Reshevsky. Looking below the kibitzing box, I wonder if <The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played> holds the record for most collections here on Chessgames.com.

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