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Samuel Reshevsky vs Remir B Margolit
Simul (1968) (exhibition), Haifa ISR
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Rubinstein Variation (E42)  ·  0-1



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Sep-22-03  Benjamin Lau: I thought this was the Rubinstien variation? By the way, a very funny game.
Sep-22-03  PinkPanther: <I thought this was the Rubinstien variation? By the way, a very funny game.>

It is the Rubinstein Variation, but the Reshevsky Variation is a sub-variation of the Rubinstein Variation.

Sep-22-03  Benjamin Lau: I see. Which one is the Reshevesky variation? Which line is it?
Sep-23-03  PinkPanther: 1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 0-0 5. Ne2 (These opening moves constitute the Reshevsky variation of the Nimzo Indian.)
Sep-23-03  drukenknight: where's that f3 move when you need it? Is Gheorghieu around?
Sep-23-03  4daluvofchess: no way reshevsky played this crap, unless it was drunken blindfold blitz or something
Sep-24-03  aulero: This game reminds me one of mine:

1. d4 ♘f6 2. ♗g5 e6 3. e4 c5 4. e5 h6 5. ♗d2 ♘e4 6. ♗e3 ♘c6 7. c3 d6 8. f4 cxd4 9. cxd4 dxe5 10. dxe5 ♗b4+ 11. ♘d2 ♘d4 12. ♘e2 ♕h4+ 13. g3 ♘f3#

The white player, one of the friends that taught me chess, was simply shocked.

Sep-24-03  Benjamin Lau: <PinkPanther: 1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 0-0 5. Ne2 (These opening moves constitute the Reshevsky variation of the Nimzo Indian.) >

Pinkpanther, there is no ...o-o in the gamescore. Margolit played c5, which later led into the Rubinstein variation.

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  Benzol: White can't even play 9.♕a4+ ♕xa4 10.♖xa4 because of 10...♘d3+ 11.♔d1 ♘xf2+ picking up a Rook. How is it that Reshevsky a noted expert on the Nimzoindian fell into this one?
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  FSR: I've seen this game referred to elsewhere as having been played in a simul, which would make sense.
Dec-10-05  chesscrazy: Yes, Samuel Reshevsky himself played this horrible game. <FSR> This was played in a simul.
Mar-22-07  ughaibu: Hey! RookFile! Look at this!!
Mar-22-07  sitzkrieg: Clearly a thrown game...
Mar-22-07  technical draw: Give the man a break! Reshevsky had been playing simuls for about 50 years when he played this game. He was probably hallucinating after playing the same variation for about the trillionth time.
Mar-23-07  RookFile: Well, this is silliness, of course. White just plays 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Nf4 and has a clear advantage bordering on an outright win.
Mar-23-07  HLecter: RookFile: Well, this is silliness, of course. White just plays 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Nf4 and has a clear advantage bordering on an outright win.

well. looks to me like 9.cxd5 also runs into 9. ... Nd3++ ;)

Mar-23-07  RookFile: Ah, yes, thank you sir. I had my move numbers wrong, I meant on the previous move, in lieu of 8. axb4.
Jan-17-09  WhiteRook48: Reshevsky got checkmated??!!
May-14-09  WhiteRook48: 8 axb4??
Nov-18-10  Tigranny: How could Reshevsky overlook the smothered mate?
Oct-05-12  The Last Straw: 9.♘g3 should probably should be 1-0 so Mr.Margolit got lucky! I still don't see why 8.axb4 is bad.
Jan-29-14  gabriel112000: After 9. ♘g3 ♕xa1 10. ♕xa1 ♘c2+ with a clear advantage to black.
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  Korora: <How could Reshevsky overlook the smothered mate?> Maybe he was going over so many possibilities in his head that some fell out.
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  sea7kenp: Poisoned Queen?
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  saffuna: This is the only game in the db with 7. Bd2, And I guess it left d3 unprotected.
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