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Olaf Ulvestad vs Samuel Reshevsky
New York ch-ACF (1939), New York, NY USA, rd 7, Jul-25
Indian Game: Przepiorka Variation (A49)  ·  0-1



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Aug-02-07  sneaky pete: Very picturesque position after 28 moves, when black, with less than a minute on the clock, is probably lost.

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Reshevsky claims black is okay.
29.exd6 cxd6 30.Nc1 e5 31.Be3 exd4 32.Bxd4 Bxd4 33.cxd4 Nxc1 34.Qxc1 Rb3 35.Re3 Rxe3 and now he continues 36.Qxe3 Nc4. After 36.fxe3 ..

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I don't see how black saves himself. If 36... Rc8 37.Qb2 Rc2+ 38.Qxc2 .. or 37... Qe4 38.Qxa3 .. etc.

May-04-12  wordfunph: "This is probably my most remarkable time pressure game."

- GM Samuel Reshevsky (in making 14 moves in a fraction of a minute)

Source: Reshevsky's Best Games of Chess by Reshevsky

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  keypusher: <sneaky pete: Very picturesque position after 28 moves, when black, with less than a minute on the clock, is probably lost.>

The engine's favorite move is 29.Re3, with an evaluation of about +5.6. So no, Sammy, Black is not OK.

But SF also thinks Ulvestad's continuation is good enough: 29.Nb4 Nxd4 30.cxd4 Rxb4:

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And now 31.exd6 cxd6 32.d5! e5 33.Bc1 Rd4 34.Rxa3 Qxd5 35.Qb3 with a piece for two pawns. Of course, that wouldn't be the easiest ending to win, unless you're Stockfish.

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