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Reuben Fine vs Miguel Najdorf
Fine - Najdorf (1949), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Jan-15
Gruenfeld Defense: Brinckmann Attack. Grünfeld Gambit (D83)  ·  1-0



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Aug-09-07  Maynard5: Black's 27. ... Rd8 allows the decisive 28. Bxa6! However, Najdorf was already in a bad way here. White's doubled rooks ensure control of the c-file, while Black's pieces are overworked, protecting the pinned knight on c6. Note how Fine was able to accumulate these small positional advantages out of a seemingly quiet opening position.
Sep-17-09  WhiteRook48: 20...Qe7
why didn't Fine take on a6 with the B earlier?
Apr-02-22  cehertan: Fine�s play was so clear and logical. His Ideas Behind the Chess Openings was my first introduction to strategy and is probably still a must read for an up and comer. Such a shame he didn�t play in AVRO. Reshevsky was his nemesis but to my eye he had a much more appealing style than the bulldog Sammy.

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