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Instead, White trots out his rook motif a second time after the game’s 25…Qb4? 26. Rb5!! Nxc3 (cxb5 27. Nd5 Qe1+ 28. Kh2 Bg7 29. Nxg7 Kxg7 30. Nf6 Rh8 31. f5 h5 32. Nxh5+! Rxh5 33. Qf6+ Kg8 34. fxg6 and Black’s defenses crumble) 27. Rxb4 Ne2+ 28. Kh2 Nxg3 29. Qxg3 Bxb4 30. Nh6+ Kh8 31. f5 — and despite having two rooks for the lost queen, Black can’t organize a defense against White’s queen and bishop pair.

The finale: 35. Qxf7 Be6 (Rd8 36. Qg8 mate) 36. Bxe6 Bg7 37. Bd4 Rad8 38. Bc3 b5 39. Bd7 Rf8 40. Qe7, when Najdorf resigned ahead of lines such as 40. a5 41. e6 Bxc3 42. bxc3 Rb8 43. Qd6 Kg7 44. e7 and wins.

Lewtak-Naroditsky, World Under-18 Youth Championship, United Arab Emirates, December 2013

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. Nc3 d6 8. Nd5 Na5 9. Nxe7 Qxe7 10. h3 Bb7 11. Nh4 g6 12. Nf3 c5 13. Bh6 Nxb3 14. axb3 Nd7 15. Qe2 Nf8 16. h4 Ne6 17. c3 f6 18. Rd1 g5 19. hxg5 fxg5 20. Qe3 Rg8 21. g3 O-O-O 22. Rh5 Qf7 23. Rh2 Qf6 24. Rh5 Qg6 25. Rh2 Rd7 26. Ke2 Rf7 27. Rdh1 c4 28. bxc4 bxc4 29. Nd2 cxd3+ 30. Ke1 d5 31. f3 d4 32. Qxd3 Nc5 33. Qc4 Rc7 34. Qa2 dxc3 35. bxc3 Rd8 36. Rh5 g4 37. Be3 gxf3 38. Kf2 Rxd2+ White resigns.

Grefe-Najdorf, Lone Pine 1976

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bc4 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Qe2 c6 8. a4 Qc7 9. h3 exd4 10. Nxd4 Re8 11. Bf4 Ne5 12. Bb3 Nfd7 13. Rad1 Bf8 14. Bc1 Nc5 15. Ba2 d5 16. f4 Ned7 17. e5 Nb6 18. a5 Nbd7 19. Qh5 Ne6 20. Nf5 Qxa5 21. Rf3 Nb6 22. Rg3 g6 23. Qh4 Na4 24. Rxd5 Qb6+ 25. Be3 Qb4 26. Rb5 Nxc3 27. Rxb4 Ne2+ 28. Kh2 Nxg3 29. Qxg3 Bxb4 30. Nh6+ Kh8 31. f5 Nd8 32. fxg6 fxg6 33. Qf4 Bf8 34. Nf7+ Nxf7 35. Qxf7 Be6 36. Bxe6 Bg7 37. Bd4 Rad8 38. Bc3 b5 39. Bd7 Rf8 40. Qe7 Black resigns.

David R. Sands can be reached at 202/636-3178 or by email at dsands@washingtontimes.com.