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Samuel Reshevsky vs Miguel Najdorf
Helsinki Olympiad Final-A (1952), Helsinki FIN, rd 1, Aug-21
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Positional Defense Closed Line (E95)  ·  1-0



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Feb-13-11  estrick: with 18. Ne2 Reshevsky lured Najdorf into a trap that won the Black queen. #136 in Alburt's Chess Training Pocket Book
Apr-12-12  wordfunph: methinks Maestro Miguel overlooked Sammy's 20.Nc3!
Nov-21-18  sakredkow: Nice queen trap! Although it seems a little surprising that Najdorf fell into it.
Nov-21-18  RookFile: He may have saw it, but thought he had some compensation somehow.
Nov-22-18  ughaibu: My guess is that he overlooked Nb1.
Nov-22-18  jith1207: I think Najdorf could have thought he could take Rxa2 and then bring knight to a4 to defend or if the Nc3 takes the rook, pawn queens with no back rank rook. But, 33.Nb4 adds double protection to a2 pawn, allows Nc3 Knight to defend/move to b1, preventing the pawn from queening. That makes Black's only choice to block its own rook by playing 33..Na4 first to defend the b2 pawn, which falls quickly to White's other Knight, which is now free from defending the pawn from the rook.

I guess Miguel just miscalculated the move order and the position.

Nov-22-18  jith1207: Sorry, move number is 23 and not 33.

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