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The review 5 numbers of the newspaper "64" for March, 1937

by Boris Schipkov

Leningrad Masters 1937 took place in USSR in March.
1. Fine - 4; 2. Levenfish - 3; 3. Rabinovich - 2.5; 4-5. Budo, Rauzer - 2; 6. Ilyin Zhenevsky - 1.5.

Moscow Soviet Masters 1937 with GM Fine and GM Lilientahl took place in March.
1. Fine - 5; 2. Kan - 4.5; 3. Panov - 4; 4. Belavenets - 3.5; 5-6. Alatortsev, Yudovich - 3; 7-8. Bondarevsky; Lilientahl - 2.5.

Grandmaster Fine (USA) gave two sessions of simultaneous play in Leningrad. Results: +14, -7, =9 and +8, -15, =7.

Fine, R. - Ilyin Zhenevsky, A. [D40]
Leningrad 1937

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 c5 5. e3
Interesting is 5. cxd5.
5...Nc6 6. a3 cxd4 7. exd4 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Be3 Nd5?!
More precise is 10... Qd6.









   
11. Bxd5! exd5 12. Qb3 Na5
Better is 12... Be6!? 13. Qxb7 Na5 14. Qa6 Nc4 with some compensation for a pawn.
13. Qxd5 Be6 14. Qe4 Bc4 15. Rfe1 f5 16. Qf4 h6 17. h4
Stronger is 17. Qg3!? Rf6 18. Ne5 Rc8 19. Rac1.
17...Bd6 18. Ne5 Qf6 19. Qh2 Rad8 20. Bf4 Bb3 21. Re3 Bc7 22. Nf3 Bb6 23. Be5 Qc6 24. Rae1 Nc4 25. R3e2
More precise is 25. d5!? Qc8 26. R3e2 with advantage.









   
25...Nxb2?
The decisive mistake. Correct is 25...Nxe5 26. Qxe5 Bc4 27. Re3 Bd5 and White has only a small edge.
26. d5! Bxd5 27. Nxd5 Rxd5 28. Bxb2 f4 29. Qh3 Rd6 30. h5 Qc5 31. Qg4 Rf7 32. Ne5 Rc7 33. Ng6
Black resigned. 1-0

Fine, R. - Bondarevsky, I. [A90]
Moscow 1937

1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 f5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 d5 5. O-O Bd6 6. c4 c6 7. b3 O-O 8. Bb2 Nbd7
Apparently Black did not read my CD "Dutch Defence A90-A99".
9. Nbd2








   
9...Qe8
Interesting is 9...Ne4.
10. Ne5 Qh5 11. e3 Qh6
Or 11... Qxd1 12.Raxd1 and White has a nice endgame.
12. Qe2 Ne4?!
Better is 12... a5.
13. Nxe4 fxe4
If 13... dxe4 then 14. Rad1 with an edge to the first player.
14. Ng4 Qg5 15. f3 exf3 16. Bxf3
White has a clear advantage in development.
16...h5?!
More precise is 16... Nf6.
17. Nf2 h4 18. Nh3 Qd8
Deserving attention is 18... Qe7.
19. e4!








   
19...dxe4 20. Qxe4 e5 21. Bg2! hxg3 22. dxe5 gxh2+ 23. Kh1 Be7 24. Qg6
Winning.
24...Rxf1+ 25. Rxf1 Nf8 26. Qf7+ Kh8 27. e6 Nxe6 28. Be4
Black resigned. 1-0

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