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Miguel Najdorf vs Laszlo Szabo
Mar del Plata (1948), Mar del Plata ARG, rd 1, Mar-13
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Accelerated Variation (D81)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Evening: After 24...Nxe6; 25.Rd7+. Simple but elegant example of the overloaded piece, as well as a pretty good reason you don't see much of 7...Rb8 any more.
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  Honza Cervenka: Instead of 12...Bg7(?) black should try 12...c6 with idea 13.f4 Ned7 14.e5?! Nxd5 15.Nxd5 cxd5 16.Qxd5 e6 = (Maybe 14.Be3!? cxd5 15.e5 Nh5 16.Qxd5 can keep some small advantage for white here). 15...e6? was a howler, although better 15...b5 (15...Nh6 is no good for 16.Qa4) 16.0-0 Nh6 17.Qd3 looks still pretty bad for black.
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  profK: You would not be proud of this game as Black as a patzer much less a GM.
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  OhioChessFan: It is hard to believe how bad Black's position is after 18...Qc8.
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  Honza Cervenka: <You would not be proud of this game as Black as a patzer much less a GM.> This was a grave consequence of just two inaccurate moves in the opening here. Today with much improved knowledge of opening theory such cases are far less frequent at the top level but I guess that every GM can remember something similar from his own experience.
Mar-24-22  cehertan: It amazes me that 17.Bxe6 isn�t just crushing (a B there is not what your uncastled k wants to see) but the machine concurs that 17.Be3 preventing Nc5 is even better.

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