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Samuel Reshevsky vs Robert James Fischer
Buenos Aires (1970), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 15, Aug-11
Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg Variation (E43)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Mar-21-05  RookFile: Amusing that this is called the Fischer variation, when Reshevsky was playing white with this same opening against Alekhine before Fischer was even born.
Sep-01-05  who: Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1914 so it was played by Alekhine well before that even.
Sep-01-05  RookFile: Yes, you're quite right. In fact, you can even make the argument that Alekhine had more to do with the development of this opening than Nimzovich did. Alekhine played it much more often, with far better results, than Nimzo did.
Feb-26-13  RookFile: Well, we check back later, and find that now it is called the St. Petersburg variation.

I wonder how the end of the game would have gone. The first thing you notice is that Fischer can run the a pawn down the board. Yet Reshevsky has threats of his own, for example Bh5 and Bg6, or sending the knight to d5 and e7. I'm sure it all must be drawn somehow.

Oct-15-19  RandomVisitor: After 9...c5


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<48/63 1:06:26 +0.42 10.Ne1 Bb7 11.f3> d5 12.cxd5 exd5 13.dxc5 bxc5 14.Rb1 Ba6 15.Rxb8 Bxe2 16.Rxd8 Bxd1 17.Rxf8+ Rxf8 18.Ba3 Rc8 19.Rf2 Ba4 20.Nd3 Nd7 21.Rd2 g5 22.h4 h6 23.hxg5 hxg5 24.Nb2 Bc6 25.c4 Nb6 26.Rc2 dxc4 27.Nxc4 Nxc4 28.Rxc4 Bd5 29.Rc2 Kg7 30.Bxc5 f6 31.Kf2 Be6 32.e4 a5 33.Ke3 Kf7 34.Kd3 Kg6 35.Kd4 a4

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