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Pal Benko vs Samuel Reshevsky
New York Match (1960), New York City, NY, rd 5, Sep-11
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12)  ·  0-1

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Jan-16-10  elohah: And a match with Reshevsky is needed
why? Because there appears to be
somewhat of a class differential here.

All I can say regarding Reshevsky's
tactics here is "Wow!"
A lot of times there doesn't appear
to be much rhyme or reason to the tactics
of talented players. They pretty much
just seem to move in and kick your b!

Yet IS there a rhyme or reason to
tactics??

It's sort of why I'm looking at
Benko's early American games.
Like Alekhine's observation about
Max Euwe, I can't seem to recall
Benko ever making any TACTICAL errors
when he engages in a WINNING combo!

I believe it is the case that Hungarian
players must be TRAINED in tactics
(and yes, I will of course be perusing
Judith Polgar as well).

But Reshevsky's tactics here?
You know, I just don't know...

"A lot of people seem to delude
themselves about this"

-Reshevsky, on talent.

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