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Miguel Najdorf vs Gudmundur S Gudmundsson
Amsterdam (1950), Amsterdam NED, rd 2, Nov-13
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45)  ·  1-0

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Oct-18-03  morphynoman2: Very nice!
Oct-18-03  John Doe: Was that straight calculation, intuition, or positional analysis? 20 moves! I'm lucky to see 5 over the board with much simpler positions.
Feb-13-10  ozmikey: Intuition I would think (backed up by some solid initial calculation), but it takes some gumption and skill to play a long-term sac and follow it through to its logical conclusion. Another good example is this one:

Kramnik vs Z Lanka, 1992

Apr-30-15  zydeco: My guess is that it's a fairly automatic sacrifice. You don't want to trade or retreat the knight so you sacrifice it for two pawns and an open kingside. I would imagine that once Najdorf saw that he could bring the knight to h5, he figured he was winning. Black's minor pieces are badly tangled up.

Black's defense looks pretty reasonable after the sacrifice. I don't really like 18....exd4 which ends up giving white the e-file.

I'm sure black missed 28.Nxf6!

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