Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Samuel Reshevsky vs Jim Gallagher
91st US Open (1990), Jacksonville, FL USA, rd 11, Aug-16
Benoni Defense: Classical. New York Variation (A70)  ·  1-0



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 1,586 more games of Reshevsky
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: A nice little hiccup combination. If White's queen could hop over the rook, he could win with 20.Qa2--so he figures out a way to stutter-step the pieces into position.
Nov-24-08  AnalyzeThis: That's why Reshevsky was strong right to the end - he was strong at calculation.
Apr-26-17  hudapri: This whole 10... Nxe4 may be a little unsound. 11... a6 may be better. After 11... Ba6 Black is almost in dire straits. 14. Nxd6 is much stronger than 14. Bxd6.

14... Bxb5 was needed here, 14... Nxd5 opens that light square diagonal and it's over.

Jul-07-19  N.O.F. NAJDORF: I simply cannot understand why black didn't play 14 ... Bxb5

He would have had two bishops for a rook and pawn, which normally is a winning advantage.

Jul-07-19  Granny O Doul: <NOF> I share your lack of understanding.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Round 11 (Thursday, August 16)
from US Open 1990, Jacksonville by Phony Benoni
by Gottschalk
Benoni Defense: Classical. New York Var (A70) 1-0Makin' Threats
from yFredthebear's Heavy Pieces Hound the Ranks by fredthebear
Benoni Defense: Classical. New York Var (A70) 1-0Makin' Threats
from Senior Citizen Slapshots by fredthebear
Chess Miniatures, Collection XV
by wwall
Chess Miniatures, Collection XV
by Okavango
Benoni Defense: Classical. New York Var (A70) 1-0Makin' Threats
from Attacks & Sacs on f7 Fredthebear ECO codes A-D-E by mneuwirth

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC