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Kenneth Rogoff vs Samuel Reshevsky
United States Championship (1974), Chicago, IL USA, rd 12, Jul-30
Spanish Game: Exchange. Bronstein Variation (C69)  ·  0-1



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  beenthere240: Great game, sacrificing the f pawn on move 8...000! Then attacking the queen with the the pawns in front of his king. Fihally, 25...c3! instead of the obvious Rxf2.
Nov-04-08  gambitfan: 5... ♕d6 6 c3!? ♗g4 7 h3 ♗xf3 8 ♕xf3 0-0-0!
Nov-04-08  AnalyzeThis: I think Reshevsky did something like this to Joel Benjamin once.
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  beenthere240: Isn't 6. d4 theory. I think this game refutes 6 c3 pretty well.
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  beenthere240: <anlyze this> I looked up that other game and it wasn't nearly as positionally as simple as this, where black grabbed the d file as a result of the poorly timed 6. c3 and never let it go, ultimately winning with his own ...c3 on move 25.
Sep-16-09  AnalyzeThis: Games like this give you an appreciation of how Fischer made it <seem> simple with the white pieces. White is actually giving up a lot, and many a grandmaster, starting from Rubinstein on down, has been happy to take the black pieces, with the two bishops, the pawn structure not withstanding.
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  technical draw: :< Isn't 6. d4 theory. I think this game refutes 6 c3 pretty well.>

You are correct. And they call me Mr. Exchange.

Oct-27-10  sozinattack: Beef Strogonoff anybody?
Mar-03-12  lopezexchange: AnalyzeThis: Fischer made it seem easy, true. He played a few lopez exchange games, though he loved his bishop pair and especially his f1 bishop. Too bad he never faced the Bronstein Variation (5...Qd6). In his 60 Memorable Games he suggested to meet it with 6.d4,exd4; 7.Nxd4 saying 6.Na3 is bad on account of 6...b5. Would be nice if he actually played a game against Bronstein Variation.
Aug-03-12  backrank: 63 y/o Sammy totally outclassing young Rogoff. He was a great player ... of course, I mean Sammy ... however:

Rogoff: 3421 pages of kibitzing

Reshevsky: 54 pages of kibitzing!!

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  perfidious: <backrank> If one were to count the pages of kibitzing pertaining to each player, that number would doubtless be heavily in Reshevsky's favour, as it should.
Aug-03-12  backrank: You mean if we sum up the kibitzing under each one's games?
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  OhioChessFan: 19. c4 is ugly. What exactly is the point?
Aug-03-12  backrank: Probably White had overlooked that after 19 c4 dxc4 20. Nxc4 Rg3! is possible.
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  OhioChessFan: Thanks <backrank> I think you've got it.
Feb-20-15  patzer2: After 6. c3?! Black gets too much counter play with 6...Bg4 = to . Instead, the main line 6. Na3! as in Caruana vs R Rapport, 2011 gives White the initiative and a slight advantage.
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  perfidious: <patzer2....the main line 6. Na3! as in Caruana vs R Rapport, 2011 gives White the initiative and a slight advantage.>

Despite going down to defeat after 6.Na3 in A Lupo vs A Shaw, 1998, I am not completely convinced that this is the final verdict on the line.

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