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The review 5 numbers of the newspaper "64" for JANUARY, 1939 from 5, 10, 15, 25 and JANUARY 30

by Boris Schipkov

The training tournament of the chess masters took place in Leningrad and Moscow January 3rd - February 1st 1939.
Final standings : 1. S. Flor - 12 from 17 scores; 2. S. Reshevsky - 10.5; 3-6. G. Levenfish, A. Lilientahl, V. Makogonov and V. Ragozin - 10; 7-8. S. Belavenets and I. Rabinovich - 9.5; 9-10. V. Alatortsev and I. Kan - 9; 11. A. Konstantinopolsky - 8.5; 12-13. P. Keres and V. Smyslov - 8; 14. V. Goglidze - 7.5; 15. A. Tolush - 7; 16. P. Romanovsky - 6; 17. I. Bondarevsky - 5 from 17 scores; 18. V. Panov - 3.5 from 11 scores.

Gusev was the winner of the Moscow Boys Championship - 9.5 from 13 scores, Beilin was second at 8.5, Averbakh was third.
Keres gave a simultaneous exhibition on 30 boards for children in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) December 31, 1938. Result: + 11, - 11, = 8! The talented young pianist Mark Taimanov made a draw.

Makogonov, V. - Keres, P. [A84]
Leningrad-Moscow 1939

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Bb4+ 3. Nc3 f5 4. Qb3 Qe7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Nf6 7. g3 d6 8. Nf3 b6 9. Bg2 Bb7 10. O-O O-O 11. b4 Nbd7 12. Bb2 c5
Interesting is 12... Ne4!? 13. Qc2 (13. Qe3 e5 or 13. Qb3 f4) 13... c5 with counterplay.









   
13. Rfd1 Ne4 14. Qb3 Ndf6 15. dxc5 bxc5 16. Nd2 Rab8?
Better was 16... Nxd2 17. Rxd2 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 f4 19. Bxf6 (19. bxc5 dxc5 20. Rad1 e5) 19... Rxf6 20. bxc5 fxg3 21. hxg3 dxc5 22. Rad1 Raf8 23. f3 Rg6.
17. f3 Nxd2 18. Rxd2 Ba8 19. Qe3 f4 20. Qd3 fxg3 21. hxg3 Rfd8 22. Qe3 cxb4 23. axb4 Rxb4 24. Rxa7 Rb7 25. Ra6 Rc7 26. Bh3 e5 27. Ba3 Ne8 28. c5 Rc6 29. cxd6 Nxd6 30. Rxd6 Rcxd6 31. Bxd6 Qb7 32. Be6+ Kh8 33. Qb6 Re8 34. Bxe5 Qe7 35. Ra7
Black resigned. 1-0

Reshevsky, S. - Levenfish, G. [E56]
Leningrad-Moscow 1939

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 c5 7. O-O Nc6 8. a3 Ba5 9. Na4?!
Correct is 9. cxd5.
9...cxd4 10. exd4 dxc4 11. Bxc4 h6 12. b4 Bc7 13. Bb2 b6 14. Ne5 Bb7 15. Rc1 Rc8 16. Bb5
Deserving attention is 16. Be2 Qd6 17. Bf3 Nd5.
16...Ne7 17. Qe2 Qd5 18. f3 Nf5 19. Rcd1 Bb8! 20. g4 Nd6 21. Bd3 Qb3 22. Nc5!? bxc5 23. dxc5 Nd5
Weaker is 23... Nde8? 24. Bc4 Qa4 25. Bb5 Qb3 26. Rd3.
24. cxd6 Nf4 25. Qe3 Qxb2 26. Qxf4 Bxd6 27. Bh7+ Kxh7 28. Rxd6 Rc2 29. Qg3








   
29...Bd5
Also possible is 29... Qxa3 30. g5 Qe3+ 31. Kh1 Qxg5 32. Qxg5 hxg5 33. Rd7 Bd5 34. Rxa7 f6 with a clear advantage for Black.
30. g5 hxg5 31. Kh1 f6?
After 31... Rc1 32. Rxc1 Qxc1+ 33. Qg1 Qd2 Black has a huge edge.
32. Rxd5! exd5 33. Qh3+ Kg8 34. Qe6+ Kh7 35. Qh3+ with perpetual check.
Draw. 1/2-1/2

Flor, S. - Ragozin, V. [D36]
Leningrad-Moscow 1939

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 c6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bd3 Be7 8. Qc2 O-O 9. Nf3 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Ne5 Ng4! 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Nxg4 Bxg4 14. Ne2 Rad8
Better was 14... Bxe2 15. Qxe2 Rad8.
15. Ng3 g6 16. Rfe1 Bc8 17. Rac1 Ne6 18. Nf1! Rd6 19. Nd2 Ng7 20. Qa4 a6 21. Qa3 Qd8 22. b4 g5! 23. Qc3 f5 24. a4 Rh6








   
25. b5 axb5 26. axb5 Qf6 27. bxc6 bxc6 28. Ra1 Rf8 29. Ra8 f4 30. exf4
Unclear is 30. e4 g4 31. exd5 Qh4 32. Nf1 g3 33. fxg3 fxg3 34. dxc6 gxh2+ 35. Kh1 Rhf6.
30...Qxf4 31. Nf3 g4 32. Qd2! Qf6 33. Ng5 Bf5 34. Rxf8+ Kxf8?
Mutual timetrouble. Correct is 34...Qxf8.
35. Bxf5 Qxf5 36. f3?
Better is 36. Qb4+ Kg8 37. Re5 Qf8.
36...Rg6 37. Re5 Qb1+ 38. Kf2 Rf6 39. Re1 Qf5 40. Re5 Qb1 41. Qa5 Kg8 42. Qa8+ Rf8 43. Qxc6 Qb2+
Draw. 1/2-1/2

Alatortsev, V. - Smyslov, V. [E47]
Leningrad-Moscow 1939

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d6 6. Nge2 e5 7. O-O Bxc3 8. Nxc3 Nc6 9. d5 Nb8 10. e4 Nbd7 11. Be3 Nc5 12. Bc2 a5 13. h3?!
Better was 13. f3 with an advantage for White.
13...Qe7 14. a3 Ne8 15. b4 axb4 16. axb4 Rxa1 17. Qxa1 Na6 18. Qa3 g6 19. c5 f5 20. exf5 gxf5 21. f3?
Correct was 21. f4 exf4 22. Bd4.
21...Rf7 22. Bd3 Rg7 23. Bxa6








   
23...f4!
A beautiful blow.
24. Bc1 Bxh3 25. Rf2 bxa6 26. Ne4 Rg6 27. Kf1 Bf5 28. Qxa6 Qh4 29. Qa4 Kf8 30. Qd1 Bxe4 31. fxe4 Nf6 32. cxd6 Nxe4 33. Qc2 Qh1+ 34. Ke2 Rxg2 35. Rxg2 Qxg2+ 36. Kd3 Qxc2+ 37. Kxc2 Nxd6 38. Kd3 Kf7 39. Bb2 Kf6 40. Ke2 Kf5
White resigned. 0-1

Tolush, A. - Keres, P. [E22]
Leningrad-Moscow 1939

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qb3 Nc6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. e3 d5 7. Bd2 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Bd6 9. Nb5 Ne4 10. Nxd6 cxd6 11. O-O Ne7 12. Be1 b6 13. Nd2 Nxd2 14. Bxd2 Bb7 15. Rfd1 Nf5 16. d5 e5 17. Qd3 Nh4 18. f4 Rc8 19. Bb3 Re8 20. Bc3 f6 21. Ba4 Re7 22. f5 b5!








   
23. Bb3
If 23. Bxb5 then 23...Qb6 24. Rf1 Rc5 25. a4 a6 (25... Bxd5? 26. b4 Rxc3 27. Qxd5+ Kf8 28. Rae1) 26. Bc4 Bc8 27. b4 Rcc7 28. g4 Nf3+ 29. Kh1 e4 30. Qe2 h5 31. gxh5 Bxf5 32. a5 Qa7 33. Rac1 Bg4 34. Bd4 Qb7 35. Bxa6 Qxb4 36. Rb1 Qxa5 37. Bb6 Qxd5 38. Bxc7 Rxc7 with an unclear game.
23...e4 24. Qf1 Qd7 25. Qf4 Nxf5 26. Rf1 Rxc3! 27. bxc3 Re5 28. a4 Qc7 29. axb5 Qxc3 30. Rxa7 Nxe3 31. Rxb7 Nxf1 32. Qxf1?
Better was 32. Rb8+ Kf7 33. Rb7+ Kf8 34. Rb8+ or 32. Qg4 g6 33. Rb8+ Kg7 34. Rb7+ with perpetual.
32...Qxb3 33. Qc1 h5 34. h4 e3 35. Kh2 e2 36. Qc7 Qg3+! 37. Kxg3 e1Q+
White resigned. 0-1

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