The review 5 numbers of the newspaper "64" for JULY, 1938
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The review 5 numbers of the newspaper "64" for JULY, 1938

by Boris Schipkov

The 10 Cities tournament took place in Sverdlovsk (before 1924 and after 1991 - Ekaterinburg) in July 1938.
1. Ufimtsev, Anatoly (Omsk) - 13.5 from 17 scores; 2. Nezhmetdinov, Rashid (Kazan) - 12.5; 3. Tarasov (Omsk) - 12; etc.

Flor gave a session of simultaneous play on 40 boards for children in Moscow. Result: + 25, - 4, = 11. The talented young player Yuri Averbakh beat Flor.

The Switzerland - Italy Match took place in July 1938.
Switzerland - Italy 9.5-5.5

Correspondence Match Australia - New Zealand 21-27.

Max Euwe was the winner of the Dutch Championship 1938 (Amsterdam) - 9 from 11 scores.

Spielmann, R. - Keres, P. [C11]
Nordviik 1938

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. dxc5 Nc6 7. a3 Bxc5 8. Qg4 g6 9. Nf3 a6 10. Bd3 b5 11. b4 Ba7! 12. h4 h5 13. Qg3 Qe7 14. f5








   
14...Bb8!
The best. Worse is 14... gxf5 15. Bxf5! exf5? 16. Nxd5 with winning attack.
15. fxg6 Ndxe5 16. gxf7+ Qxf7 17. Ng5 Qf6 18. Rf1 Ng4!
A nice blow. Black wins.
19. Qf3 Qxc3+ 20. Kd1 Qg7 21. Qe2 Rf8 22. Rxf8+ Kxf8 23. Nxe6+ Bxe6 24. Qxe6 Nf2+ 25. Ke1 Nxd3+
White resigned. 0-1

Eltsov, A. - Alatortsev, V. [D31]
Moscow ch tt 1938

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 b5 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O Bb7 8. Qc2 Be7 9. e5 Nd5 10. Qe4 Nxc3 11. bxc3 O-O 12. Bd1 Qd5 13. Qg4 f5! 14. exf6 Bxf6 15. Ba3








   
15...Re8?
A mistake. Better was 15... c5! 16. Bxc5 Re8 17. Nd2 Qf5 18. Rb1 Bc6 19. Re1 Na6! 20. Bd6 Rad8 with good counterplay for Black.
16. Bc2 c5 17. dxc5 Nd7 18. Rad1 Qc6 19. Rd6 Qc7 20. Rxe6 Bxf3 21. Qxf3 Nf8 22. Rxe8 Rxe8 23. c6 Qe5 24. Bb4 Bd8? 25. Bxf8
Winning.
25...Bc7 26. g3 Rxf8 27. Bxh7+ Kxh7 28. Qxf8 a5 29. Qf7 Bb6 30. Rd1 b4 31. Rd5
Black resigned. 1-0

Ratnikov - Zhidkevich [C17]
Belorussiya ch small 1938

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 cxd4 6. axb4 dxc3 7. Qg4 Kf8 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. Nf3 Qc7 10. Qf4 a5?!
Interesting is 10... f6.
11. Ra3 Nxb4 12. Rxc3 Nc6 13. Be3 h6 14. Bc5+ Nge7 15. Bg6 f5 16. g4 Kg8 17. gxf5








   
17...exf5?
Losing instantly. Correct is 17... Nxf5! 18. Rg1 Bd7 19. Bxf5 exf5 20. Rg6 Kh7.
18. Bf7+! Kf8
If 18... Kh7? then 19. Ng5+ hxg5 20. Rh3 mate. Or 18... Kxf7? 19. e6+ with an extra queen.
19. Bd6 Qb6 20. e6! Qxb2 21. Rxc6! bxc6 22. Ne5
Winning.
g5 23. Ng6+ Kg7 24. Be5+ Kh7 25. Nxe7
Black resigned. 1-0

Kasparian, G. - Svechnikov [E17]
Azerbaidzhan ch/Baku 1938

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. b3 c5 7. Bb2 b6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. d4 Bb7 10. Nc3 Nbd7 11. Rc1 Rc8 12. Nh4 Re8 13. Nf5 Bf8 14. Qd2 g6 15. Nh6+ Bxh6 16. Qxh6 cxd4 17. Nb5 Rxc1 18. Rxc1 Rxe2 19. Bxd4 Qe7 20. Bf3 Re1+ 21. Kg2 Rxc1 22. Qxc1 Qb4
Possible is 22... Ne5 23. Qe3 Ne4.
23. Qc7 Ba6 24. Qd8+ Kg7 25. Bxf6+ Nxf6 26. Nc7








   
26...Qa5?
The decisive mistake. Necessary was 26... Qd4! 27. Nxa6 Ne4 28. Bxe4 Qxe4+ 29. Kh3 Qf5+ with perpetual check.
27. Qe7 Bc8 28. Qe5 Bd7 29. Nxd5
Black resigned. 1-0

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