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The review 7 numbers of the newspaper "64" for DECEMBER, 1938 from 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, DECEMBER 24 and NOVEMBER 5

by Boris Schipkov

The Amsterdam AVRO tournament took place in Netherlands November 1938.
Final standings : 1-2. Keres and Fine - 8.5 from 14 scores; 3. Botvinnik - 7.5; 4-6. Alekhine, Reshevsky and Euwe - 7; 7. Capablanca - 6; 8. Flor - 4.5.

Botvinnik, M. - Capablanca, J.R. [E49]
Amsterdam 1938

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Bd3 O-O 9. Ne2 b6 10. O-O Ba6 11. Bxa6 Nxa6 12. Bb2 Qd7 13. a4 Rfe8 14. Qd3!








   
14...c4?! 15. Qc2 Nb8 16. Rae1 Nc6 17. Ng3 Na5 18. f3 Nb3 19. e4 Qxa4 20. e5 Nd7 21. Qf2 g6 22. f4 f5 23. exf6 Nxf6 24. f5 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 Re8 26. Re6 Rxe6 27. fxe6 Kg7 28. Qf4 Qe8 29. Qe5 Qe7 30. Ba3!!








   
30...Qxa3 31. Nh5+ gxh5 32. Qg5+ Kf8 33. Qxf6+ Kg8 34. e7 Qc1+ 35. Kf2 Qc2+ 36. Kg3 Qd3+ 37. Kh4 Qe4+ 38. Kxh5 Qe2+ 39. Kh4 Qe4+ 40. g4 Qe1+ 41. Kh5
Black resigned 1-0

Alexander Tolush was the winner of the Leningrad Championship - 10.5 from 13 scores, Vasiliev was second at 9, Shamaev was third at 8.5, 4. Batuev - 8, 5-6. Ravinsky and Sokolsky - 7.
The Moscow State University won the Moscow Institutes Championship - 95.
Novosibirsk beat Tomsk 25.5 - 20.5.

Shubert - Kavtorin [D94]
Sverdlovsk 1938

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O e6 8. e4 dxe4 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. Bxe4 Nd7 11. Qe2 Nf6
If 11... e5, then 12. dxe5 Nxe5 13. Nxe5 Bxe5 14. Bxc6! Bxh2+ 15. Kxh2 bxc6 16. b3 Re8 17. Qf3 Qh4+ 18. Kg1 Bb7 19. Bb2 with the initiative.
12. Bc2 c5 13. Rd1 cxd4 14. Nxd4 Qe7 15. Bf4 Nh5?








   
16. Nf5!! Qf6
After 16... gxf5 17. Qxh5 Qf6 18. Bd6 Re8 19. Ba4 Rd8 20. Be5 Qe7 21. Rxd8+ Qxd8 22. Rd1 Qe7 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 24. Rd3 h6 25. Rg3+ Kh7 26. Rh3 Qf6 27. Be8 White has an advantage.
17. Nh6+ Kh8 18. Bd6 Re8 19. Ba4 Rd8 20. Be5! Rxd1+ 21. Rxd1 Qe7 22. Rd8+!
Black resigned. 1-0

Troitsky - Naglis [D58]
Moscow tt 1938

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Nf3 b6 8. Qc2 Bb7 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. cxd5 exd5 11. g4 c5 12. O-O-O cxd4 13. exd4 Qd6 14. Qd2 Nc6 15. h4 Be7 16. Bd3 Rac8 17. Kb1 Na5 18. Ne5 Nc4 19. Qe2 Nxe5 20. dxe5 Qb4 21. Rc1 Qf4 22. e6 Bf6?
Better was 22... d4 23. exf7+ Qxf7 24. Ne4 Bd5.
23. g5 Bxc3 24. bxc3 d4








   
25. Rhg1 dxc3?!
More precise is 25... hxg5 26. Rxg5 Bf3 27. exf7+ Kh8 28. Qe5 Qxe5 29. Rxe5 Rxf7 30. cxd4 with an extra pawn and better chances for White in the endgame.
26. Rg4 Qd2 27. gxh6 Qxh6 28. Rcg1 fxe6
If 28... Ba6, then 29. Rxg7+ Kh8 30. R7g5 Bxd3+ 31. Qxd3 c2+ 32. Kc1 Rfd8 (32... fxe6 33. Qd4+ Kh7 34. f4) 33. Qe2 fxe6 34. Qe5+ Kh7 35. f4 Rd1+ 36. Rxd1 cxd1Q+ 37. Kxd1 Rc5 38. Qe4+ winning.
29. Qxe6+! Kh8 30. Rxg7 Rc6 31. Qg8+!
Black resigned. 1-0

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