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Samuel Reshevsky vs Joel Benjamin
Lone Pine (1979), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 1, Mar-25
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92)  ·  1-0

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Jul-25-05  woodenbishop: An old Reshevsky defeats a youthful Benjamin. Great game!
Apr-03-09
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  HeMateMe: Reshevsky was in his late 70s when this was played. Quite a tactical opening, and a nicely played endgame.

A few years later, in the early 80s, Revevsky finished 3rd in the u.s. championship, and thus qualified for the world championship zonal tournaments.

He might be the oldest player to ever do so.

Apr-03-09  AnalyzeThis: I think this thing was over when Reshevsky played 55. Rg5.

Should Benjamin have played 48...Rb2?

Apr-03-09  Silverstrike: <AnalyzeThis> It looks good in principle: rook behind the passed pawn and all that.

Perhaps white could swing his rook over to e4 and march his king up the board via f4?

Apr-16-09  Shams: why not 44...Rd4 <?>

Fantastic game by Reshevsky.

Apr-16-09  AnalyzeThis: I think the answer is 45. Re6+. Reshevsky will most likely win the h pawn, then it doesn't matter what happens with the b pawn.
Apr-17-09  Shams: hmm...what is wrong with my analysis? 44...♖d4 45. ♖e6+ ♔g7 [45...♔f5? 46.♖h6=] 46. ♖e7+ ♔f6 47.♖h7 ♔g6 =
Apr-17-09  Oliphaunt: <Shams> white should play 46.Re5 instead.
Apr-17-09  Shams: right. thanks both of you.
Jun-16-14  jerseybob: HeMateMe: That would be late 60's actually, but still impressive.

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