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Samuel Reshevsky vs Svetozar Gligoric
Reshevsky - Gligoric (1952), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Jun-01
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Positional Defense Closed Line (E95)  ·  1-0



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Apr-13-06  knightfly: What I like about this game is the way Reshevsky switches the attack from Q-side to K-side. Just compare the positions at moves 29 and 37 to see the difference.
Apr-13-06  zev22407: A gteat game,Gligoric king find himself without a shelter.
Nov-30-06  Eyal: A very nice example of switching the attack from one side of the board to the other, but 39...Qxe4+??, moving away a defending piece from the crucial f8 square, was an atrocious blunder by Gligoric (time trouble?); after 39...Ng7, white doesn't seem to be winning. Instead of 38.Nxg6, a better way for Reshevsky to handle the attack was probably 38.Qg4, with the idea of exchanging the rook pair for the black queen on f7, followed by Qxg6+. Also, I can't understand why on move 32 Gligoric didn't defend the h6 pawn by Kg7/h7.

Another great example of side-switching the attack (in the opposite direction!) is Capablanca vs R Molina, 1914

Jul-15-14  Nerwal: Indeed the win after 39... ♘g7 is quite problematic. It is quite curious that Hans Kmoch, in his book <Pawn Power in Chess>, doesn't even mention the possibility of the pawn break 39... ♘g7 40. ♕xg6 ♖xc4 41. e5!?. The resulting rook endgames still look difficult to win, but the same can be said about his suggested 41. ♖f4 (which he considered winning).
Aug-12-16  RookFile: Reshevsky had a knack of getting out to a lead in match play, in numerous matches that he played. Don't know what his secret was.

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