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The review 1 number of the newspaper "64" for NOVEMBER 10, 1939

by Boris Schipkov

The VTsSPS (all-Soviet Trade Union) Team Championship 1939 took place in Moscow (USSR, before - Russian Empire, after - Russian Federation) November 1939.
Final
1. Zenit - 20.5 from 30 scores; 2. KIM - 15.5; 3. Stroitel (Builder) - 15; Avangard - 9.

Duz-Khotimirsky, F. (Lokomotiv, Moscow) - Ufimtsev, A. (Uchitel, Omsk), [D02]
VTsSPS-Tch Moscow 1939

1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 f5 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nbd2 c6 6. Bd3 Be7 7. Ne5
Better is 7. c4 with a small edge to White.
7...Nbd7 8. Ndf3 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 O-O 10. h3 Nd7 11. Qe2 Nxe5 12. Bxe5 Bf6 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. f4?!
Correct is 7. c4 with equality.









   
14...c5!
A strong counterstrike in the centre.
15. c3 c4 16. Bc2 Bd7 17. g4?!
A risky move. Better is 17. O-O b5 18. a4 bxa4 19. Bxa4 Bxa4 20. Rxa4 Rfb8 21. Rfa1 Rb7 22. R1a2.
b5 18. Qg2 Bc6 19. Rg1 Qe7 20. Kd2 a5 21. a3 Rfe8








   
22. Bd1?
The decisive mistake. Here Black has a powerful attack and White has no counterplay. Better was 22. Rae1 with idea of 23. gxf5.
22...b4 23. Bf3 Qb7! 24. Rgb1 Reb8 25. axb4 axb4 26. Kc1 Rxa1 27. Rxa1 Ra8 28. Rb1 Ra2 29. gxf5 bxc3! 30. fxe6 cxb2+ 31. Kd2 Qb3 32. Qg5 Qd3+ 33. Ke1 Qxb1+ 34. Kf2 Qf1+!
White resigned. 0-1

Budo (Lokomotiv, Leningrad) - Kachkov (Metallurg Vostoka, Sverdlovsk), [E17]
VTsSPS-Tch, Moscow 1939

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. b3 Qc8?!
More precise is 7... d6 or 7...c5.
8. Bb2 d5 9. Nbd2 dxc4 10. Nxc4 Rd8 11. Rc1 c5 12. b4! Nc6 13. bxc5 bxc5 14. Qa4 Ne4?!
Interesting is 14...Nxd4!? 15. Bxd4 cxd4 16. Na5 Qd7 17. Qxd7 Rxd7 18. Nxb7 Rxb7 19. Nxd4 Nd5. Weak is 14... Qd7? 15. dxc5.
15. Ne3 Bf6 16. Rfd1 Qc7 17. Ng4 Qb6
If 17... Be7 then 18. Ne1 f5 19. Qc4.
18. Nxf6+ Nxf6 19. Rb1 Ne4 20. d5?!
Better was 20. Ba1! Nb4 21. Rdc1 and White wins.
20...exd5 21. Bf6 Qa6?
Stronger was 21... Nxf6! 22. Rxb6 axb6 23. Qb5 Ra6 with sufficient compensation for the queen.









   
22. Qxa6 Bxa6 23. Bxd8 Rxd8 24. Ne5! Nxe5 25. Bxe4?!
Correct is 25. Rxd5! winning at once.
25...d4 26. f4 Ng4 27. Bd3! Bxd3 28. exd3 Ne3 29. Rdc1 c4 30. dxc4 d3 31. Rc3 Kf8 32. Kf2 d2 33. Kxe3 d1Q 34. Rxd1 Rxd1 35. c5 Ke7 36. c6 Rd8 37. Ke4 Rb8 38. Kd5 Rc8 39. Ra3 Rc7 40. Rb3
Black resigned. 1-0

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