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Norman Tweed Whitaker vs Samuel Reshevsky
25th Western Championship (1924), Detroit, MI USA, rd 17, Sep-01
Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Counterattack (C44)  ·  1-0



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Oct-06-13  waustad: Going 2-1 against Reshevsky is rather impressive. Of course in 1924 Reshevsky was only 13, but he was quite the prodigy.
Oct-07-13  RookFile: It looks like the game was over on move 27, although the young Reshevsky wanted to explore the endgame further. Not much harm in that, but with white's careful play, the outcome was not going to change.
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  Phony Benoni: The tournament situation was quite tense. This was played in the last round of the 1924 Westerb Championship. Carlos Torre Repetto had already clinched first place, but second place was up for grabs. Reshevsky led that race with 11.0, but Whitaker, Samuel D Factor, and Herman H Hahlbohm all had 10.5.

Hahlbohm was due for a forfeit win, and Factor won against one of the tail-enders. A draw would have kept Reshevsky in a tie for second, which is no doubt one reason why he played on. The win isn't totally trivial, after all.

Jan-29-14  RookFile: I suppose Reshevsky had a slight heartbeat when he got his rook to the 7th, but once Whitaker figured out a way to get all the queenside pawns off (in exchange for activating his rook), it was as good as over.

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Round 17 (Monday, September 1): BDE 09/18; CSM 09/30; ACB 1771
from US Open 1924, Detroit = 25th Western Champ. by Phony Benoni
September / October, p. 171 [Game 134 / 4596]
from American Chess Bulletin 1924 by Phony Benoni

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