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

by Boris Schipkov

USSR Championship 1937 took place in Tbilisi.
1. Levenfish - 12.5; 2-3. Konstantinopolsky, Ragozin - 12; 4. Makagonov - 11.5; 5-7. Belavenets, Goglidze, Lisitsin - 11; 8. Rauzer - 10.5; 9. Yudovich - 10; 10-12. Alatortsev, Bondarevsky, Rabinovich - 9.5; 13. Kan - 9; 14. Lilienthal - 8.5; 15. Panov - 8; 16-18. Budo, Ilyin Zhenevsky, Chekhover - 7.5; 19. Kasparian - 7; 20. Ebralidze - 5.

Abroad. Amsterdam. Match England - Holland 9.5 - 10.5 (5.5-4.5, 4-6) took place 16-17 May 1937. On first board Euwe beat Winter 2-0.
Zurich. Grob was the winner of the City Championship.
Grandmasters Flohr (+258, -1, =6), Fine (+257, -3, =5), Lasker (+181, -0, =14), Alekhine (+168, -1, =11), Euwe (+200, -1, =9), Tartakower (+214, -9, =22), Bogoljubow (+231, -2, =27) gave sessions of simultaneous play in Holland.

Winter, William - Euwe, Max [D19]
Holland-England m 1937

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. O-O O-O 9. Qe2 Bg4!?
The alternative is 9... Nbd7.
10. Rd1
Interesting is 10. h3.
10...Nbd7 11. e4 Qe7 12. e5 Nd5 13. Ne4 f6 14. exf6 N7xf6 15. Bg5 Qf7 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. Ng3 Rae8








   
18. Qe4?
Better is 18. h3 with equality.
18...Qg6! 19. Qxg6+ hxg6 20. Rd3 a5 21. h3 Bf5 22. Nxf5 exf5! 23. Re3?!
More precise is 23. Kf1 or 23. Rc1.
23...Rd8 24. Ne1 Kg7 25. Bxd5 Rxd5 26. Nc2 Rf7 27. Re8?! Rfd7 28. Rc1 Be7 29. Re1 Kf7 30. Rh8








   
30...Bf8!
This endgame is clearly better for Black.
31. Rh4 b5 32. b3 Rb7 33. Rf4?! bxa4 34. bxa4 Rb2 35. Ne3 Rd7 36. Rc1 Rb4 37. g4 c5 38. gxf5 g5 39. Re4 cxd4 40. Ng4 d3
White resigned. 0-1

Panov, Vasily - Levenfish, Grigory [C15]
USSR ch, Tbilisi 1937

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bb4 5. Nge2
Stronger is 5. e5.
5...dxe4 6. a3 Be7 7. Bxf6 gxf6 8. Nxe4 b6 9. Qd2 Bb7 10. N2c3?!
Better is 10. N4c3.
10...f5 11. Ng3 h5 12. O-O-O h4 13. Nge2 c6 14. Nf4?
Correct is 14. Ng1.
14...Qd6 15. Bc4








   
15...Bg5!
The decisive pin.
16. g3 Nd7 17. Rhe1 O-O-O 18. Kb1 Nf6 19. Be2 hxg3 20. hxg3 Bxf4 21. Qxf4 Qxf4 22. gxf4 Rh4
Winning a pawn.
23. Rg1 Rxf4 24. Rg7 Rf8 25. f3 Nh5 26. Rg5 Rh4 27. Bd3 Kd8 28. Re1 Nf4 29. Bc4 Rh5 30. Rg7 Ke7 31. Ne2 Nxe2 32. Rxe2 Kf6 33. Rg1 Rh4 34. Rd2 Rd8 35. c3 c5!








   
36. Be2 cxd4 37. Rgd1 Rf4 38. Kc1 Bxf3 39. Rf1 Bxe2! 40. Rxf4 d3 41. Rf2 e5
White resigned. 0-1

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