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Savielly Tartakower vs Miguel Najdorf
Amsterdam (1950), Amsterdam NED, rd 14, Nov-29
Sicilian Defense: Prins Variation. Venice Attack (B55)  ·  0-1



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  suenteus po 147: 25.Be3 was bad for Tartakower. Did he underestimate the threat? How about 25.Rf3 instead?

And why did Savielly play 23.Rf1 instead of 23.Bxf4?

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  Phony Benoni: <sueteus po 147> 25.Rf3 doesn't protect anything; Black can just play 25...Nxg3 because of 26.Rxg3 Qh1+ 27.Rg1 Qxg1#.

23.Bxf4 looks a bit more complicated, but I think he may have been shying away from 23...Qh3 24.Bxb8 Qg2, with threats of 24...Qxh1+ and 24...Bb4+.

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  suenteus po 147: <Phony Benoni> Thanks for the analysis. I see it now. I guess I have to go back further to find an improvement for Tartakower.
Nov-25-06  Resignation Trap: 23.Bxf4 isn't so complicated: 23...Bb4+ 24.Kf1 Qh3+ 25.Kg1 Bc5+ curtains!

Likewise, 23.gxf4 Qg4!

Dec-20-09  jerseybob: Suenteus: Here's my suggested improvement: 86 the fishy 5th move. What exactly does 5.f3 bring to the table for white, besides trouble? I guess 11.b3? was an intended prelude to c4, solidifying the extra pawn, but there's no time for that. 11.0-0 is mandatory. Najdorf's 11..Bc5! exactly pinpoints the problem.

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