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Samuel Reshevsky vs Efim Geller
Sousse Interzonal (1967), Sousse TUN, rd 7, Oct-24
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92)  ·  1-0



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Jun-23-06  mccarthpm: a goog result for someone almost sixty
Jun-23-06  RookFile: I think this Q and doubled knight pawn vs. Queen ending was unchartered waters. Geller thought it was a draw, and Reshevsky was sure he could win.
Jul-01-06  mccarthpm: for someone who played chess for sixty years he has a smaal collection-he was a accountant full time & only played when he had time off
May-22-07  Resignation Trap: <RookFile> <<Geller thought it was a draw, and Reshevsky was sure he could win.>>

I first looked at this endgame about 30 years ago, and since Reshevsky won it, I assumed that the win was forced after 50.Qxf6, with accurate play.

In our age of endgame tablebases, it has been revealed that Geller indeed had the draw in hand until 69...Kg8?, when 69...Qa4+! was the only way to draw.

Reshevsky finished Geller off convincingly after that.

The tablebase I used is from Shredder: . Shredder has all six-piece endgames available.

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  Jonathan Sarfati: It would have been a much more straightforward win, with no tablebase draw, if Reshevsky had just advanced his a-P in the Q endgame. He certainly has past skill in such endgames, e.g. C H Alexander vs Reshevsky, 1936

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