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Samuel Reshevsky vs Israel Albert Horowitz
Ch USA (match) (1941), New York, NY USA, rd 1, May-04
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Rubinstein Variation (D61)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  PinkZebra: 9)Nf6-d5, if I remember correctly, was a manuever attributed to Capablanca. In spanish I think it's called "la despegada de Capablanca."
Jul-07-12  RookFile: It is Capa's freeing move.

Reshevsky didn't do himself any favors in this game. For example, he didn't make luft somewhere around move 22 or so (22. h3). In the absence of luft, I'm not even sure white had a realistic threat to take something on the queenside without a black counterattack threatening mate.

Take the position after white's 26. Ne4. Put the pawn on h3 instead of h2 and black is probably in trouble on the dark squares. Instead, 26... Qd3! happens, and black has a serious threat of ...Qb1 and mate.

I think that in this particular game, Horowitz was more comfortable, and Reshevsky had no reason to complain about only getting a draw.

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