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Morris A Schapiro vs Samuel Reshevsky
Exhibition game (1920), New York, NY USA, Dec-07
French Defense: Classical. Rubinstein Variation (C14)  ·  0-1



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  suenteus po 147: 35...Ra3+, essentially forcing the king into a trap, is excellent. Especially pleasing since I didn't see its effectiveness until the very end.
Apr-02-17  wrap99: I am guessing that it was Shapiro giving the exhibition? He won the Manhattan Chess Club championship so would have been pretty strong to play in a simul against a 9 year old Reshevsky and R. had black. I don't think Reshevsky was supposed to be of master strength at 9 -- guess it is pretty hard to tell in pre-ratings days how strong he was at 9.
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  MissScarlett: It wasn't a simul; exhibition here signifies it was a formal game played before an audience, but not one in a tournament or match setting. You can read a report in the <BDE> of December 8th, 1920.
Apr-04-17  wrap99: MissScarlett: Does this mean then that SR was indeed master strength at 9? If so, what other prodigy was comparable to him? I would guess Judit Polgar and maybe Morphy and Capablanca.

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