The review 1 number of the newspaper "64" for AUGUST, 1936
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The review 1 number of the newspaper "64" for AUGUST, 1936

by Boris Schipkov

The Nottingham Tournament 1936 took place in England.
Standings after round 8
1-2. Botvinnik, Euwe - 6; 3. Fine - 5.5; 4. Reshevsky - 5; 5-6. Capablanca, Vidmar - 4.5; 7. Flohr - 4; 8-10. Alekhine, Lasker, Bogoljubow - 3.5; 11. Tartakower - 3; 12. Tylor - 2.5; 13. Thomas - 2; 14. Winter - 1.5; 15. Alexander - 1.

Botvinnik, Mikhail - Fine, Reuben [A09]
Nottingham 1936

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Na3
The alternative is 3.e3.
3...c5 4. Nxc4 Nc6 5. b3 f6 6. Bb2 e5 7. g3 Nge7 8. Bg2 Nd5 9. O-O Be7 10. Nh4!? O-O 11. Qb1 Rf7 12. Nf5 Be6 13. f4 exf4 14. gxf4 Nb6 15. Be4
More precise is 15. Bc3.









   
15...Bxc4
Interesting is 15...Nxc4!? 16. bxc4 Qxd2.
16. bxc4 Nxc4 17. Bc3!
Weaker is 17. Nxe7+ Rxe7 18. Bxh7+ Kf8 with a clear edge to Black.
17...Nd4
Here 17...Nxd2? 18. Bxd2 Qxd2 19. Qxb7 losing at once.
18. Nxd4
Interesting is 18. Rf2.
18...cxd4 19. Bxh7+ Kf8 20. Bb4 d3!








   
21. Bxe7+
Or 21. Bxd3 Qb6+ 22. Rf2 Qxb4 23. Qxb4 Bxb4 24. Bxc4 Rc7 with equality. Dangerous is 21. e3?! f5 22. Bxe7+ Rxe7 23. Qb5 Nd6 24. Qd5 Rf7 25. Bg6 Rf6 26. Bh5 Rc8.
21...Rxe7 22. Qxd3 Qxd3 23. exd3 Nb6
Black levelled.
24. Be4 Rd8 25. Rac1 Nd5 26. a3 Red7 27. Kg2 b6 28. Kf3 Nc7 29. Ke3 Na6 30. Rc3 Nc5 31. Rf2 Rd4 32. f5 Ra4 33. Rg2 Rad4 34. Rf2 Ra4 35. Rg2 Rad4 36. Rc4 R4d6
Draw. 1/2-1/2

Flohr, Salo - Capablanca, Jose Raul [D59]
Nottingham 1936

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 h6 7. Bh4 b6 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Bxe7 Nxe7
A rare continuation. The other, more frequently played possibility is 9... Qxe7.
10. Be2 Bb7 11. O-O Nd7 12. Qa4








   
12...a6?!
Better is 12... c5! 13. Rfd1 Nd5 14. Nxd5 Bxd5 15. Bb5 Bxf3 16. gxf3 Qg5+ 17. Kh1 Nf6.
13. Rfd1 Nd5 14. Rac1 Rc8?!
Again better is 14...c5.
15. Nxd5 exd5 16. Bd3 c5 17. dxc5
Correct is 17. Bf5! Bc6 (17... b5 18. Qa3 cxd4 19. Rxc8 Bxc8 20. Nxd4) 18. Qxa6 c4 19. Qa3, White grabbed a pawn.
17...Nxc5 18. Qd4








   
18...Re8
White has a small but lasting advantage thanks to weak black d5-pawn.
19. Bf5 Rc7 20. Qf4 Rce7 21. Nd4 a5 22. Bd3 Re5 23. Bb5 R8e7 24. Qf3 Rg5 25. Qe2 Rg6 26. Bd3 Rf6 27. Bb1 Ba6 28. Qh5 Bb7 29. a3 a4 30. Qg4 Re5 31. Nf3 Re7 32. Nd4 Re5 33. Nf3 Re7 34. Qg3 Ba6 35. Nd4
Stronger is 35. Rxd5! Rd7 36. Rxd7 Qxd7 37. Qb8+ Qc8 38. Qxc8+ Bxc8 39. Rd1.
35...Rd7 36. Bf5 Rc7
More precise is 36... Re7.
37. Bb1
Better is 37. e4! Bc8 38. Bxc8 Qxc8 39. Nf5 Rg6 40. Qh3 Kh7 41. exd5.









   
37...Qc8?
A mistake in the zeitnot. Black must play 37... Rd7. Capablanca wrote that in the mutual time trouble Euwe loudly prompted to Flohr number of moves and disturbed Capablanca.
38. Nf5 Rg6 39. Nd6! Rxg3 40. Nxc8 Rxg2+ 41. Kxg2 Rxc8 42. Ba2!
Winning.
Rc6 43. Bxd5 Rg6+ 44. Kh1 Nd3 45. Rc2 Rd6 46. Bf3 Rf6 47. Be4 Rd6 48. Bxd3 Bxd3 49. f3 Bxc2 50. Rxd6 b5 51. Kg2 Bb3 52. Rb6 Bc4 53. Kg3 Kf8 54. Kf4 Ke7 55. Ke5 Be2 56. f4 Bc4 57. Rb7+ Kf8 58. f5 f6+ 59. Kf4 h5 60. e4 Be2 61. e5 fxe5+ 62. Kxe5 Bc4 63. Kf4 h4 64. Kg5
Black resigned. 1-0

Winter, William - Vidmar, Milan Sr [D68]
Nottingham 1936

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Rc1 c6 8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. O-O Nxc3 12. Rxc3 e5 13. Qc2 e4 14. Nd2 Nf6 15. a3
Also possible is 15. Rc1.
15...Bf5 16. Rc1 Rad8 17. f4 h5! 18. b4 g6 19. Qb3 Rd7








   
20. b5?
An error. Better is 20. Qb2.
20...c5!
A strong counterblow.
21. Qa4 cxd4 22. exd4 Qd6








   
23. Nb3
Black has an edge.
23...Qxf4 24. Rf1 Qd6 25. Qxa7 b6 26. Qa4 Rc7! 27. Rg3 Ng4 28. Be2 Nxh2!
White resigned. 0-1

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