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

by Boris Schipkov

The Hastings tournament took place in England December 1936 - January 1937.
1. Alekhine - 8 from 9; 2. Fine - 7.5; 3. Eliskases - 5.5; 4-5. Vidmar, Feigin - 4.5; 6-7. Winter, Tylor - 3.5; 8. Koltanowski - 3; 9-10. Thomas, Menchik - 2.5.

Abroad.
America. Match Argentina - Uruguay 6.5 - 1.5.
Tallinn. 1. Keres - 7.5 from 9; 2. Schmidt - 6.5.

Grandmaster Fine gave sessions of simultaneous play in London +29-0=14 and in Goteborg +22-4=4.

Lisitsin, Georgy - Ebralidze, Archil [B10]
Tbilisi match 1937

1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Ne4 5. Ne2 Qb6?!
Better is 5...Bf5.
6. d4 c5?! 7. dxc5! Qxc5 8. Ned4 e6 9. Bd3 Nc6 10. O-O Bd7
Deserving attention is 10...Nxd4 11. Nxd4 Qc7.
11. Be3 Qa5 12. c3 Be7 13. Qb1!?
Also possible is 13. Qc2.
13...Nxd4 14. Nxd4 f5 15. exf6 Nxf6 16. Nf3 O-O 17. Bd4








   
17...Bb5?
Better is 17...Bd6.
18. Ng5! Ne4 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Bxb5 Qxb5 21. Qxe4
Black resigned. 1-0

Goglidze, Victor - Ragozin, Viacheslav [A84]
USSR Young Masters, Leningrad 1936

1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bd2 b6 6. Be2 Bb7 7. Bf3 c6 8. Nge2 O-O
Also possible is 8...d5.
9. e4 d5
Interesting is 9... fxe4 10. Nxe4 c5 11. Ng5 Bxf3 12. Nxf3 Nc6.









   
10. cxd5
Or 10. e5 Ne4 11. Bxe4 Bxc3 (11... fxe4 12. Nxe4 Bxd2+ 13. Nxd2 c5 )12. bxc3 fxe4 with equality.
10...Bxc3 11. Nxc3 fxe4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Bxe4 Qh4 14. Bf3 exd5 15. Be3 Nd7 16. O-O Rae8 17. Re1 Nf6 18. g3 Qh3 19. Bf4 Qf5 20. Re5?
A mistake. Stronger is 20. Rxe8.
20...Rxe5 21. dxe5








   
22...g5!
A nice blow. Now Black has a clear edge.
22. Bd2 Qxe5 23. Bc3 Qf5 24. Bg2 c5 25. Qa4 Ne4 26. Be1 d4
After 26...Nxf2! 27. Qxa7 g4 28. Qxb7 Nh3+ 29. Bxh3 (29. Kh1 Qf1+! 30. Bxf1 Rxf1+ 31. Kg2 Rg1 mate) 29...gxh3 Black wins faster.
27. Qxa7 Bd5 28. Rd1
Or 28. Qxb6 d3.
28...Rf7 29. Qb8+ Kg7 30. h3 Nxf2 31. Bxd5 Nxh3+ 32. Kh2 Qxd5 33. Kxh3 Qh1+ 34. Kg4 Qf3+ 35. Kh3








   
35...Qh5+
Possible is 35...g4+! 36. Kh4 Qh1+ 37. Kg5 h6+ 38. Kxg4 h5+ 39. Kg5 Qd5+ 40. Kh4 Qe4+ 41. Qf4 Rxf4+ 42. gxf4 Qf3 43. Rd3 Qg4 mate.
36. Kg2 Qe2+ 37. Kh3 Rf1 38. Qc7+
If 38. Qb7+ then 38...Rf7 39. Qb8 g4+ 40. Kh4 Qe7+ 41. Kxg4 Qe6+ 42. Kh4 h5.
38...Kg6 39. Qc6+ Kh5
White resigned. 0-1

Alekhine, Alexander - Fine, Reuben [C90]
Hastings (8) 1937

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 Na5 9. Bc2 c5 10. d4 Qc7 11. Nbd2 O-O 12. Nf1 Bg4 13. Ne3! Bxf3 14. Qxf3 cxd4 15. Nf5
Interesting is 15. cxd4.
15...dxc3 16. Qxc3 Rfc8 17. Qg3 Bf8 18. Bd3 Nc6 19. Bg5 Ne8








   
20. Rac1
After the game Alekhine recommended 20. Rad1. Also possible are 20. a4 and 20. Bc2.
20...Qb7 21. a3 g6 22. Nh6+ Bxh6 23. Bxh6 Nd4 24. Rcd1 b4
Maybe better is 24...Ng7.
25. f4 exf4 26. Qxf4 bxa3 27. bxa3 Rc3 28. Qf2 Ne6
Deserving attention is 28... Nc6.
29. a4 Rac8?!
29...Qe7
30. Rf1 R3c7?!
Correct is 30...R8c7. If 30... Nc5 then 31. Bb1 Rc7 32. e5! d5 33. Ba2 with initiative.
31. Rb1 Qc6








   
32. a5!
White has an advantage.
32...Nc5?
Losing at once.
33. Bc4 Qd7 34. Qa2! Nxe4 35. Rxf7 Qxf7 36. Bxf7+ Rxf7 37. Qe6
Black resigned. 1-0

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