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

by Boris Schipkov

The Leningrad Championship 1936 took place in Russia (USSR) in February.
1. Ragozin - 10 from 14 scores; 2. Rauzer - 9.5; 3. Iljin-Genevsky - 9; 4. Levenfish - 8.5; 5. Budo - 5.5; 6. Rabinovich - 5; 7. Goldberg - 4.5; 8. Vasiliev - 4.
Tiflis. Kats (Batum) and Krezberg (Tiflis) shared first place on the All-Georgian Women tournament.
Leningrad. Morozkov (West Siberia) became the champion of CC Union of Geological Prospectings.
Moscow first category player comrade Kotov gave a simultaneous exhibition on 30 boards in Tula. Result: +24, -4, =2.
Abroad.
England. Furherst was the winner of the Scotland Championship 1936 in Edinburgh.
Spain. Capablanca gave simultaneous exhibitions in Catalonia December 1935 - January 1936. Results: +148, -7, =4.

Rauzer, V. - Iljin-Genevsky, A. [C40]
Leningrad ch 1936

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. Nxe5 Qf6 4. d4 d6 5. Nc4 fxe4 6. Nc3 Qg6 7. h3
Interesting is 7. f3.
7...Nf6 8. g4 Be7 9. Bg2 O-O 10. Be3 c6 11. d5 b5 12. Na5! b4 13. Ne2 c5








   
14. Qd2?!
Better is 14. Nf4! Qf7 (14... Qe8 15. g5 Qb5 16. Nc6) 15. g5 Ne8 16. g6 Qf5 17. h4 with powerful initiative to White.
14...Qe8 15. Nc4
Correct is 15. a3.
15...Ba6 16. b3 Nfd7 17. O-O
Possible is 17. c3.
17...Bxc4 18. bxc4 Bf6 19. Rae1?!
More precise is 19. c3 with equality.
19...Nb6 20. Ng3?
Better is 20. c3 Nxc4 21. Qc2.
20...Bc3 21. Qc1 Bxe1 22. Rxe1 Nxc4 23. Bf4 e3! 24. Nf5! Nd7?!
Deserving attention is 24... exf2+.
25. Bxe3








   
25...Qf7?
The decisive mistake. Stronger is 25... Rxf5! 26. gxf5 Qh5 with a clear edge to Black because all white pawns are weak.
26. Bh6!
An unexpected blow. Now White has a winning attack.
26...Rfe8 27. Bxg7 Qg6 28. Re7
Also good was 28. Re6.
28...Nf8 29. Qf4
Possible was 29. Rc7.
29...Ne5 30. Bxe5 dxe5 31. Qxe5 Nd7 32. Qe6+
White wins and after 32. Rg7+ Kf8 33. Qc7.
32...Qxe6 33. dxe6 Rxe7 34. Nxe7+ Kf8 35. Bxa8 Nb6 36. Nd5 Nxa8 37. f4 a5 38. Kf2 a4 39. Ke3 Nc7 40. Nxc7 c4 41. e7+ Kxe7 42. Nd5+ Kd6 43. Nxb4
Black resigned. 1-0

Ragozin, V. - Rabinovich, I. [A11]
Leningrad ch 1936

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 g6 5. b3 Bg7 6. Bb2 O-O 7. O-O Bf5 8. d3 Qc8 9. Re1 Bh3 10. Bh1 a5 11. Nbd2 Na6 12. Rc1 Qd8?! 13. a3 Rc8 14. d4
Interesting is 14. c5!? Nc7 15. Ng5 Bf5 16. e4 Bg4 17. f3 Bd7 18. f4.
14...Bh6 15. Ne5 Ne4 16. e3 f6 17. Nd3








   
17...Bf5?
Correct is 17... Nxd2 18. Qxd2 Be6 19. Nf4 Bf7 with a small advantage to White.
18. Nxe4
More precise is 18. g4! Bxg4 19. Qxg4 Nxd2 20. cxd5 with a clear edge.
18...dxe4 19. Nf4 g5?! 20. Qh5! Bg7 21. g4 Bd7 22. Ne2 Qe8 23. Bxe4 Qxh5 24. gxh5 Bg4 25. Bc3 a4 26. b4 Bxh5 27. d5 f5 28. Bxg7 Kxg7 29. Bg2 c5?
Better is 29... Bxe2.









   
30. d6! Rb8
If 30... exd6 then 31. Bxb7.
31. b5 exd6 32. bxa6 bxa6 33. Ng3 Bg6 34. Bc6 Rb3 35. Bxa4 Rxa3 36. Bc6 Rb8 37. Red1 f4 38. exf4 gxf4 39. Ne4 Rb6 40. Bd5 Kh6 41. Ra1 Rab3 42. Nd2 Rb2 43. Nf3 Rb1 44. Raxb1 Rxb1 45. Rxb1 Bxb1 46. Nd2 Bc2 47. Ne4 a5 48. Nxd6 a4 49. Nb5 Kg5 50. Na3 Bd1 51. Be4 h6 52. Kg2 Kf6 53. Bc2 Be2 54. f3 Ke5 55. Kf2 Bxc4 56. Nxc4+ Kd4 57. Nd6
Black resigned. 1-0

Fine, R. - Michell, R. [E23]
Hastings 1936

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qb3 c5 5. dxc5 Nc6 6. Nf3 Ne4 7. Bd2 Nxd2 8. Nxd2 Bxc5 9. e3 O-O 10. O-O-O f5 11. Be2 Qe7
Interesting is 11... b6.
12. Nf3 a6 13. Kb1








   
13...d6
Slightly passive. Better is 13... b5.
14. Na4 Ba7
More aggressively is 14... b5!? 15. Nxc5 dxc5 16. cxb5 axb5 17. Bxb5 Rb8 with compensation.
15. Nb6 Rb8 16. Rd2 Qc7 17. Nxc8 Rbxc8 18. Rhd1 Rcd8
Deserving attention is 18... Bc5.
19. a3 Qe7 20. g3!
White obtained a small edge.
20...Rd7 21. Bf1 Rc8 22. Ka2 h6 23. Qa4 Rcd8 24. Bh3 Kh7 25. g4! g6 26. gxf5 gxf5 27. e4
Correct is 27. Qc2! with an advantage.









   
27...f4?
Stronger is 27... fxe4! 28. Qc2 d5 29. cxd5 exd5 30. Bxd7 Rxd7 with compensation for the exchange thanks to the central pawns.
28. e5!
A nice break.
28...dxe5 29. Qc2+ Kh8 30. Rxd7 Rxd7 31. Nh4 Qf7 32. Ng6+ Kg7 33. Rg1 Kf6 34. Nh8!
An original winning move. Where was Dr. Tarrasch?
34...Nd4 35. Rg6+ Ke7 36. Qe4 Qe8 37. Qxe5 Kd8 38. Rxh6 Bb8 39. Qxb8+
Black resigned. 1-0

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