Fireworks in the French | Samuel Reshevsky vs Arnaldo Vasconcellos 1944

Samuel Reshevsky was a chess prodigy who first dazzled the chess world as an 8-year-old when he began conducting simultaneous chess exhibitions. Reshevsky would go on to win the United States Chess Championship 6 times, and had also played a total of 11 World Chess Champions ranging from Lasker to Karpov. Reshevsky had white in this game against Arnaldo Vasconcellos. The game was from the 1944 United States Chess Open, and held in Boston Massachusetts. This 26-move encounter out of a French Defense, Advance variation has a few eye-catching tactics, with the very first strike occurring after black’s decision to take a poison pawn.

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 Nd7 5. Nf3 Bxc5 6. Bd3 Ne7
7. O-O Nc6 8. Bf4 Qc7 9. Nc3 a6 10. Re1 Qb6 11. Bg3 Qxb2
12. Nxd5 exd5 13. Rb1 Qa3 14. e6 Nf6 15. exf7+ Kxf7 16. Bh4
Nb4 17. Ne5+ Kf8 18. Bxf6 Nxd3 19. Bxg7+ Kxg7 20. Rxb7+ Be7
21. Qh5 Rf8 22. Qg5+ Kh8 23. Ng6+ hxg6 24. Qh6+ Kg8 25. Qxg6+
Kh8 26. Rbxe7

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