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Miguel Najdorf vs Borislav Ivkov
Mar del Plata (1959), Mar del Plata ARG, rd 12, Apr-05
Dutch Defense: Nimzo-Dutch Variation (A90)  ·  1-0

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Jan-13-05  rndapology: <chessgames.com>
this is a duplicate of the other A90 game between Najdorf and Ivkov of the same year.
May-30-08
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  plang: I don't really understand this opening line. Black gives up the two bishops and falls behind in development and does not really receive anything in return. Najdorf's win in this game is hardly a refutation as the ending is apparently heavily influenced by time pressure (by both players). Still...
Sep-29-16  zydeco: Interesting game -- which essentially decided first place in this tournament.

I don't like 26.....Ng4, which tangles black's pieces on the kingside. Better 26....Re8. The tangle compels black to play 29....c6. If his bishop weren't blocked by the knight, he could play 29....Bd7 and keep his queenside solid.

40...b6 is the key mistake. If 40...Rf7 black can keep playing.

Sep-29-16  NBZ: Interesting after 40. ... Rf7 I wonder if White can try 41. a4!? Be6 42. a5 Bxb3. White gives up a pawn but maintains a permanent pin on the black knight, and black is completely tied down (the rook cannot really move, and the bishop has to always guard the rook otherwise a5-a6 will come).


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Not sure if White can win, but it looks very good. Having said that, Black is doing much better than in the 40. ... b6 line.

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