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The review 5 numbers of the newspaper "64" for APRIL, 1939

by Boris Schipkov

In the 11th USSR Championship after 10 rounds Botvinnik, Kotov and Bondarevsky shared first place with 5.5 from 7 scores.
The Marget tournament took place in England April 1939.
Final standings : 1. P. Keres - 7.5 from 9 scores; 2-3. J. R. Capablanca and S. Flor - 6.5; 4. J. Tomas - 5; 5. Millner-Berry - 4.5; 6. M. Najdorf - 4; 7. G. Golombek - 3.5; 8. F. Sergeant - 3; 9. V. Menchik - 2.5; 10. Whitecroft - 2.
A. G. Pospelov was the winner of the Novosibirsk Province Collective Farmer Championship.

Iljin-Zhenevsky, A. - Perfiljev [C43]
Leningrad-Gorky match 1938

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Be7 6. O-O Nc6 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. c4 O-O 9. Qc2 Re8
If 9... f5 then 10. Bf4.
10. Nd2 Bf5 11. Nxe4 dxe4 12. Bxe4 Bxe4 13. Qxe4 Bf6 14. Qxc6








   
14...Re6?!
Better is 14... Qxd4! 15. Be3 Qe4 16. Qxc7 (16. Qxe4 Rxe4 17. c5 Bxb2 18. Rab1 Be5 19. Rb7 a5 20. Rd1 Rb4 21. Ra7 Rbb8 22. Rxa8 Rxa8 23. Rd7 c6 24. a4 h5) 16... Bxb2 17. Rad1 Rec8 18. Qa5 Qxc4 19. Rd7 Bc3 20. Qa3 a6 with minimal edge to White.
15. Qf3 Bxd4 16. Bf4 Qe8
White has an advantage after 16... c5 17. Rad1 Rc8 18. Be3 Qh4 19. Bxd4 cxd4 20. b4.
17. Bxc7 Bxb2 18. Rab1 Bd4 19. Qd5 Qc6?
Correct is 19...Bb6.
20. Rfd1 Rc8 21. Rxd4 Qxc7 22. g3 Rc6 23. Rb7
Black resigned. 1-0

Kotov, A. - Lisitsin, G. [E26]
Leningrad USSR ch 1939

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qa5 7. Qc2 d6 8. Nf3 Bd7 9. Bd3 Ba4 10. Qb2 Nbd7 11. O-O O-O 12. e4 e5 13. Bg5 Rfe8 14. Rae1








   
14...Rab8?!
Stronger is 14... cxd4 15. cxd4 exd4 16. Qxd4 Bc6.
15. Nh4 b5 16. Qc1 bxc4 17. Bxc4 exd4?
Better is 17... Bb3.
18. Bxf6! Nxf6








   
19. Nf5! Re5
If 19... Nxe4 then 20. Rxe4! Rxe4 21. Qg5.
20. Nxd6 Qxc3 21. Qf4 d3 22. Re3 Bc2 23. Nxf7 Ree8 24. e5 Qd4 25. Qg5 Qxc4 26. Nh6+ Kf8 27. exf6 g6 28. Nf5 Qf7 29. Nd6 Rxe3 30. Qh6+ Kg8 31. Nxf7 Kxf7 32. fxe3 Ke6 33. f7
Black resigned. 1-0

Romanovsky, P. - Kan, I. [E43]
Leningrad USSR ch 1939

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 b6 5. Bd3 Bb7 6. f3?!
A dubious continuation.
6...c5! 7. Nge2 cxd4 8. exd4?!
Maybe better is 8. Nxd4 Nc6 9. O-O O-O 10. Nxc6 dxc6 11. Qc2 Qc7 12. Bd2 Bd6 13. f4 e5 14. Ne4 Nxe4 15. Bxe4 h6 1/2-1/2, draw in Huebner, R - Hecht, H, Berlin 1970.
8...O-O 9. Bg5 Be7 10. O-O d5! 11. Be3 dxc4 12. Bxc4 Nc6 13. Qe1 Nb4 14. Bb3 Nbd5 15. Bd2 Rc8








   
16. Rd1 Ba6! 17. a3 Nxc3 18. Bxc3 Nd5 19. Bd2 Bf6 20. Bc1 Qd7 21. Rf2 Rfd8 22. Nc3 Nxc3 23. bxc3 Bc4 24. Bc2 Bd5 25. Rd3 Qc7 26. Bd2 g6 27. Qc1 Bc4 28. Re3 Ba6 29. Be1 e5 30. dxe5 Bxe5 31. f4 Bxf4 32. Rxf4 Qxf4 33. Bg3 Rd1+
White resigned. 0-1

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