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Miguel Najdorf vs Isaac Boleslavsky
Budapest Candidates (1950), Budapest HUN, rd 3, Apr-14
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Exchange Variation with 6.e4 (D72)  ·  1/2-1/2



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May-29-13  zydeco: Kind of cute how Boleslavsky retreats his pieces to the first rank on (near) consecutive moves: 8....Bc8 and 10...Nb8 and ends up with a rock-solid position.

I get the feeling that this game expresses some of the qualities that made Boleslavsky a transformational player. He gets smooth development for himself, creates a trump with the bishop on g7, doesn't really sweat the center or piece dynamics, but threads together a very harmonious (although odd-looking) position with no weaknesses. Bronstein might have tried to do something active (17...Be6 or Bf5) but Boleslavsky is happy to trade queens and take a quick draw.

Jul-27-13  jerseybob: zydeco: On this particular day a draw suited Boleslavsky; remember he tied for first in this tourney before the playoff with Bronstein. The beauty of the Neo-Grunfeld with the knight recapture (5..Nd5) is that you can play for a win if you want. Of course that's all he had here, but in some lines where black has played an early c6 the pawn recapture (cd) leads to a more drawish position.
May-08-17  edubueno: 22 Cfd5! con ventaja blanca.

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