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The review 5 numbers of the newspaper "64" for OCTOBER, 1938 from 5, 10, 20, 24, October 30.

by Boris Schipkov

Nineteen-year-old Isaak Boleslavsky was the winner of the Ukraina Championship - 13 from 17 scores, Zamikhovsky was second at 12, Konstantinopolsky was third at 11,5.
I show the game Polyak, A. - Boleslavsky, I. from the Ukraina Championship 1938.

Polyak, A. - Boleslavsky, I. [C08]
Ukraina ch 1938

1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Bb5+ Nc6 6. Qe2+ Be7 7. dxc5 Nf6 8. Ngf3 O-O 9. O-O Bxc5 10. Nb3 Bb6 11. Bf4 Bg4 12. c3 a6 13. Bd3 Re8 14. Qd1 Ne4 15. h3 Bh5 16. Be2 Qf6 17. Bh2 Rad8 18. Qc2 Re7 19. Rad1 Rde8 20. Nc1 Bxf3 21. Bxf3









   
21...Nxf2! 22. Rxd5 Ng4+ 23. Kh1 Ne3
White resigned. 0-1

Gavriil Veresov became the champion of Byelorussia. He was second after A. Lilientahl, who was not the inhabitant of Byelorussia.
Nikolay Kopaev became the champion of Voronezh Oblast.
The Moscow Championship took place 4th - 29th October 1938. Sergey Belavenets and Vasily Smyslov shared first place with 12,5 from 17 scores. Andre Lilientahl was third.
I show the games Smyslov, V. - Lilienthal, A. , Panov, V. - Vaksberg, Osipov - Konstantinopolsky, A. from the Moscow Championship and Smyslov, V. - Rekach from the semifinal of Moscow Championship.

Smyslov, V. - Lilienthal, A. [C11]
Moscow ch 1938

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Ng8 5. Qg4 h5 6. Qf4 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Nf3 Nc6 9. Bd3 Nb4 10. O-O Nxd3 11. cxd3 Bd7 12. Be3 Be7 13. Qg3 g6 14. Bg5 Nh6 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. Rac1 Nf5 17. Qf4 Kf8 18. Ne2 Kg7 19. Rc7 Rhc8 20. Rxb7 Rcb8 21. Rxb8 Rxb8 22. b3 Rc8 23. Ned4 Qa3 24. Nxf5+ exf5 25. Qg5 Be6 26. Qf6+ Kg8 27. Ng5 Re8 28. Nxe6 Rxe6 29. Qd8+ Kg7 30. Qxd5 Qxa2 31. h3 Qb2 32. d4 Rb6 33. Qd7 a5 34. Qa7








   
34...Qxb3
Better was 34...Rxb3.
35. Qxa5 f4 36. Qd2 f3 37. d5 fxg2 38. Kxg2 Qc4 39. d6 Rb7 40. Rd1 Rd7 41. Qd5 Qf4 42. Qd4 Qg5+ 43. Kh2 Kh7 44. Qe4 Kg7 45. Rd4 Ra7 46. Qf4 Qxf4+ 47. Rxf4 g5 48. Rf5 Kg6 49. Rf6+ Kg7 50. h4 gxh4 51. Kh3 Ra4 52. d7 Ra8 53. Rd6 Rd8 54. f4 Kf8 55. f5 Ke7 56. f6+
Black resigned. 1-0

Panov, V. - Vaksberg [D07]
Moscow ch 1938

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Ne5 Nxe5 6. dxe5 d4 7. Nb1 Ng8 8. Qb3 Bc8








   
A funny position! Both black and white pieces have receded on the initial squares.
9. e3 g6 10. Be2 Bg7 11. O-O Nh6 12. Rd1 Bxe5? 13. Qb5+
Black resigned. 1-0

Osipov - Konstantinopolsky, A. [A53]
Moscow ch 1938

1. d4 d6 2. c4 e5 3. e4 exd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qd1 Nf6 6. Nc3 g6 7. f3 Bg7 8. Be3 O-O 9. Qd2 Be6 10. b3 Qe7 11. Nge2 Rfe8 12. Nf4 Rad8 13. Be2 Nb4 14. O-O d5!
A powerful and beautiful blow.
15. cxd5 Bxd5










   
16. Ncxd5?
Correct was 16. Qc1 and White still could resist.
16...Nfxd5 17. Nxd5 Nxd5 18. Bg5 Nc3 19. Bd3 Rxd3 20. Qxd3 Qxg5 21. Rac1 Rd8 22. Qc4 Rd2 23. g3 Ne2+
White resigned. 0-1

Smyslov, V. - Rekach [B16]
Moscow ch semifinal 1938

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ gxf6 6. d4 Qc7 7. g3 Bg4 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Nd7 10. Bg2 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qa6 12. b3 O-O-O 13. c4 h5 14. O-O e6









   
15. b4!
White begins the decisive attack.
15...Qxc4 16. Rfc1 Qd5 17. Qe2 Qd6 18. b5 Nb8 19. bxc6 bxc6 20. Bf4 e5 21. dxe5 fxe5 22. Bxe5 Re8 23. Rxc6+
Black resigned. 1-0

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