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The review 6 numbers of the newspaper "64" for February, 1937

by Boris Schipkov

Match Moscow - Ukraine 23 - 17 took place in Kiev 9-10 February.

Abroad.
Stockholm. Match Fine - Stahlberg 5 - 3.
Grandmaster Reshevsky gave session of simultaneous play in Massachusetts +40-0=0.

Salygo - Romanovsky, P. [E32]
Finbank 1937

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. Nf3 d6 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. e4?!
Better is 7. a3 or 7. O-O-O.
7...e5 8. dxe5
Possible is 8. a3 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3.
8...dxe5 9. Be2
Deserving attention is 9. Bd3 Nc5 10. O-O-O.
9...Re8 10. O-O
More precise is 10. Rd1 or 10. Bd2.
10...Bxc3! 11. bxc3








   
11...Qe7
Black has some advantage thanks to White's weaknesses on the queenside.
12. Nd2 h6 13. Bh4?!
Stronger is 13. Be3.
13...Nf8 14. Nb3 Ng6 15. Bg3 a5 16. a4 Bd7 17. Rfd1 Bc6 18. f3 Nh5 19. Bf2 Nhf4 20. Bf1 Qg5 21. Kh1 h5 22. Nc5 h4 23. Be3 Qh5 24. Nd3








   
24...f5! 25. Nf2 h3 26. g4 fxg4 27. Nxg4 Nh4 28. Be2?!
Weaker than 28. Qf2.
28...Nxe2 29. Qxe2 Rf8 30. Rg1! Kh7!?
Better is 30... Nxf3 31. Nf2 Qh7 32. Rg4 Rf6 33. Rf1 Raf8 34. Bc5 R8f7 35. Rd1 Bd7 36. Rg3 Nd4! and Black wins.
31. Nxe5 Qxe5 32. Bd4 Qe7 33. Rxg7+ Qxg7 34. Bxg7 Rxf3!? 35. Qd2?
A mistake. Correct is 35. Rg1 Re8 36. Rg4 Rxe4 37. Rxe4 Rf4 38. Qh5+ Kxg7 39. Qe5+ Rf6 40. Qxc7+ with perpetual check.









   
35...Rf6!
Winning.
36. Qe1
If 36. Bxf6 then 36...Bxe4+ 37. Kg1 Nf3+.
36...Rf4 37. Qg3 Rxe4 38. Kg1 Rg8 39. Kf2 Rxg7 40. Qxh3 Rf7+ 41. Kg1 Ref4
White resigned. 0-1

Kotov, A. - Poliak, A. [A82]
Moscow-Ukraine m 1937

1. d4 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 e3 5. Bxe3 e6 6. Bd3 Be7 7. Qd2 b6 8. Nh3 Ba6 9. O-O-O Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Nc6 11. Nf4 Nb4
Bad is 11... O-O 12. d5.
12. Qe2 O-O 13. Kb1 Qc8
Also possible is 13... c6.
14. a3 Nbd5 15. Ncxd5








   
15...exd5?!
Better is 15... Nxd5 16. Nxd5 exd5 with equality.
16. g4 Qb7 17. h4 b5
Interesting is 17... Bd6.
18. Qd3 Ne8?
Better is 18... Bd6.
19. h5 Rf6? 20. g5 Rd6 21. Qf5
White obtained a horrific attack.
21...b4 22. axb4 a5 23. g6








   
23...Nf6 24. h6! hxg6 25. Qxg6 Bf8 26. h7+ Nxh7
Or 26... Kh8 27. Qf7 Nxh7 28. Ng6+ Rxg6 29. Rxh7+ Kxh7 30. Rh1+ Rh6 31. Rxh6 mate.
27. Qxh7+ Kf7 28. Qf5+ Kg8 29. Ng6 Rf6 30. Rh8+ Kf7 31. Ne5+ Ke8 32. Qxd7+
Black resigned. 1-0

Seleznev - Riumin, N. [A92]
Moscow-Ukraine m 1937

1. Nf3 f5 2. d4 Nf6 3. g3 e6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. Nc3 d5 7. Ne5 c6 8. Bf4 Qe8 9. Qb3 Kh8 10. O-O-O
An original idea.
10...Nbd7 11. h3 Nxe5 12. Bxe5 Nd7 13. Bc7 b6








   
14. Kb1
Better is 14. cxd5! cxd5 (14...exd5 15. Nxd5 cxd5 16. Bxd5) 15. Bf4 (15. Nxd5? Bb7) 15...Ba6 with more or less equal play.
14...Ba6 15. cxd5 exd5 16. Qa4 Bb7 17. Rc1 a5 18. h4 b5
The second player seizes the initiative on the queenside.
19. Qc2 Qc8 20. Bf4 Nb6 21. Ka1 a4 22. Nd1 b4 23. Qb1?!
Correct is 23. Ne3.
23...Nc4 24. Bh3?
Better is 24. Qd3.
24...Na5! 25. Qd3








   
25...Nb3+! 26. Kb1
Or 26. axb3 axb3+ 27. Kb1 Ra1+! 28. Kxa1 Qa8+ 29. Kb1 Qa2 mate.
26...Nxc1 27. Bxc1 Qe6 28. Ne3 Ba6
White resigned. 0-1

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