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Herbert Seidman vs Samuel Reshevsky
"Headliner and Seidman" (game of the day Apr-28-2021)
United States Championship (1942), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Apr-10
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Worrall Attack Delayed castling line (C86)  ·  0-1



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Mar-07-05  azaris: This game is worth going through for the tactics alone. Surprisingly little known masterpiece.
Mar-07-05  iron maiden: Typical Reshevsky; pure tactics all the way. I've always liked playing with and against this line.
Mar-08-05  alexandrovm: From <maiden>: <And BTW, I'm not the diehard Adams fan that PinkPanther is, but if anyone in the near future beats him as Black in 33 moves, I might just start believing the doomsday prophets.> Oh my God! Start believing on doomsday prophets <maiden>! lol :)
Mar-08-05  iron maiden: Ah, but Kasparov took only 26. ;-) Still, I'll be hauling out the old Y2K provisions just in case.
Mar-08-05  alexandrovm: hehehe, nice one <iron maiden> :)
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  Octavia: great game! Chessmaster -> classroom -> advanced -> MatchtheMasters really teaches you all the ins & outs of the tactics, including some of the moves which could have been played!
Mar-15-07  RookFile: <iron maiden: Typical Reshevsky; pure tactics all the way. I've always liked playing with and against this line. >

Quite right. Fischer said that Reshevsky was a calculating machine. When you think about it, he better have been, because it was well known Reshevsky's opening knowledge was limited.

Sep-17-09  Koji: I don't understand why Reshevsky didn't play 27...Qe1+ winning the exchange again.
Sep-17-09  whiteshark: <Koji: I don't understand why Reshevsky didn't play 27...Qe1+ winning the exchange again.>

After <27...Qe1+ 28.Kg2 Bf3+ 29.Kxf3 Qxc1 30.Qb7 Re8 31.Qxc7> black's advantage is just minimal due to some mating threats

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After 27...c2 however white is effectively playing with an exchange down as Rc1 is almost immobile.

Sep-17-09  whiteshark: But <26...Qe1+! 27.Kg2 Bc2!> would have won immediately due to the double threats of 28...Bxb1 and 28...Be4+.

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Sep-17-09  AnalyzeThis: What Reshevsky did was fine. He denied white even the slightest bit of counterplay.
Sep-17-09  TheChessGuy: Well played, Sammy!
Nov-06-09  jepflast: This game is featured in Chessmaster 9000 as one of the "Match the Masters" tests. Incredibly difficult. Amazing game.
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  Phony Benoni: Ausing how Black's quee directs the action while scurrying along the first rank.
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  OhioChessFan: Amusing pun.
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  Breunor: Computer does not agree with posters here and has Reshevshy's 27 c2 as best by over a point.

After c2:

1) -1.51 (23 ply) 28.Qc3 Rc8 29.Ne3 Qxa4 30.Nxc2 Bxc2 31.Rxc2 Qb5 32.Qe3 Re8 33.Qd2 Re7 34.Rb2 Qe8 35.Kg2 h5 36.Qc3 hxg4 37.hxg4 Qa4 38.Rb4 Qd1 39.Rd4 Qe2 40.Qd3 Qxd3 41.Rxd3 Re4 42.Rc3 Rxg4+ 43.Kf3 Rd4 44.Rxc7

After Qe1 ch:

1) -0.30 (23 ply) 28.Kg2 Bf3+ 29.Kxf3 Qxc1 30.Qb7 Re8 31.Qxc7 Qg5 32.Qxd6 h5 33.Qc6 Re5 34.Qxc3 Rxf5+ 35.gxf5 Qxf5+ 36.Ke2 Qe4+ 37.Kf1 Qxd5 38.Qc8+ Kf7 39.Qxa6 g5 40.Ke2 Qe4+ 41.Kd2 Qh4 42.Ke2 Qxh3 43.Qb7+ Kg6 44.Qe4+ Kh6

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