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Miguel Najdorf vs Alexander Kotov
Mar del Plata (1957), Mar del Plata ARG, rd 15, Apr-05
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Gligoric System Bronstein Variation (E55)  ·  1-0

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Jan-28-07  morphyvsfischer: Instructive in that we see that the d5 advance is not necessary for the IQP possesor to get a good position. 12...Nbd5 also looks sensible. 17...f5 is safer, killing white's Kside attack and securing e4, leaving an easily defending backward pawn on e6, but a weak square on e5. Still, this is fine for black. 18...Bd5? is the losing mistake; 18...Ne4! was necessary. Najdorf's 21 Bd1! is IMO stronger than the simple 21 Bxf6 Bxf6 22 Qxh7+ Kf8, which is also too good for white. 22...Nxh5 23 Qxh5; 22...Rf8 23 Bxf6 Bxf6 24 Bxf7+ Rxf7 25 Qxh7+ Kf8 26 Ng6+ Ke8 27 Qg8+; 26...Bxg7 27 Bxe8+ Kxe8 28 Qf7#; 26 ...Kxg7 27 Qh6+ and 28 Ng6#; 26...Nxg7 27 Qxf6; 28...Rxe8 29 Rxg7+ Kd6 30 Rd7#.
Oct-24-08  chessarmenia: Actually, even better than 21.Bd5!? is the forcing 21.Bc2!, which wins in all variations as mate is forced, according to Dvoretsky
May-14-17  clement41: Indeed, 21 Bc2!! is such an amazing move! (the tactical idea, obvious once you're told it, is Bxf6 and the fork Qxh7+). But the text is also a strong and amazing move; retaining the LSB which is important both to keep the pressure/attack and because he who has the IQP should keep as many light pieces on the board as possible.
May-14-17  morfishine: Carved him up like a Thanksgiving Turkey

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