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Wolfgang Unzicker vs Samuel Reshevsky
Munich Olympiad Final-A (1958), Munich FRG, rd 3, Oct-13
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation (B84)  ·  1-0



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Dec-27-04  ReikiMaster: Crushing! Has anyone attempted calculating ratings backwards to compare past masters with modern ones?
Dec-27-04  Whitehat1963: Player of the day exploits Reshevsky's back rank for a neat win.
Dec-27-04  clapperrail: <ReikiMaster> Here is a site that calculates rating for many players.
Jan-03-05  ReikiMaster: Thanks <clapperrail>! Interesting graphs! 100 points per decade seems to be a popular rate of ratings change both up and downwards.
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  OhioChessFan: Wow, he just whupped up on Reshevsky. Black's Knight moves on the Queenside seemed to me to be his downfall. Nc3 in particular seemed to be a terrible waste of time.
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  offramp: "Suddenly [Unzicker] made an inobvious move I had completely overlooked. I began to perspire; my face turned red. My mind became a complete blank. I sat there a few moments gazing at the board. There was no way out. I finally reconciled myself to the fact that I was lost. I made a few more moves, then I resigned."

Reshevsky in Sports Illustrated (of all places).

Jun-26-09  ungeneral: You have to love the fact that white chose to play 36. Qe8+ to end the game rather than capture the knight. When you are ahead in material, it is most difficult to play for the right simplification at the right time rather than drag the game out (and maybe leading to draws or time pressures). It is often better to keep the minimum material needed for a sure win rather than all the material for a complicated win.

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