The review 3 numbers of the newspaper "64" for SEPTEMBER, 1936
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The review 3 numbers of the newspaper "64" for SEPTEMBER, 1936

by Boris Schipkov

The Nottingham Super Tournament 1936 took place in England August 10th-28th.
Final Standings
1-2. Botvinnik, Capablanca - 10; 3-5. Reshevsky, Fine, Euwe - 9.5; 6. Alekhine - 9; 7-8. Lasker, Flohr - 8.5; 9. Vidmar - 6; 10-11. Bogoljubow, Tartakower - 5.5; 12. Tylor - 4.5; 13. Alexander - 3.5; 14. Thomas - 3; 15. Winter - 2.5.

The Oslo Tournament 1936 took place in Norway.
1. Fine - 6.5 from 7; 2. Flohr - 6; 3. Pedersen - 4; etc.

Master Dus-Chotimirsky gave a session of simultaneous play on 33 boards in Baku September 15, 1936. Result: + 24, - 5, = 4.

Euwe, Max - Reshevsky, Samuel Herman [E16]
Nottingham 1936

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Bxd2+ 7. Qxd2 O-O 8. Nc3 d6 9. Qc2
Interesting are 9. d5!? and 9. O-O.
9...Qe7 10. O-O c5 11. Rad1 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 Rc8 14. Qd3 Nbd7 15. Nf3 Ne5 16. Nxe5 dxe5 17. Qf3 Rab8 18. b3 a6 19. Ne4








   
19...Nxe4
Deserving attention is 19...Ne8.
20. Qxe4 b5
Possible is 20...f6 21. Rd3 b5 22. cxb5 axb5 23. Rfd1 Qb7.
21. cxb5 Rxb5 22. Rc1 Rbc5 23. Rxc5 Qxc5 24. Rd1 Qb5 25. Rc1! Rd8 26. Rc7
White has a small edge.
26...g6 27. Qf3 Rf8 28. Ra7 a5 29. Qd3?
Euwe recommended 29. Qc3.
29...Qc5 30. Ra6 Qb4 31. Ra7 Qc5 32. Qe3 Qd5+ 33. Kh3?
Time trouble. Correct is 33. f3.









   
33...h5?!
Better is 33...Qh1! and if 34. Rxa5? then 34...Qf1+ 35. Kh4 f6 36. f4 (36. g4 g5+ 37. Kh5 Qb1 38. Qd3 Qh1 39. h3 Qb7 with a powerful attack) 36...Qg2 37. h3 h6 38. Ra4 (38. Qd3 g5+ 39. fxg5 hxg5+ 40. Kg4 f5+ 41. Kxg5 Qxh3) 38...g5+ 39. fxg5 hxg5+ 40. Kg4 Kg7 41. Qf3 Qh2 42. Qd3 Qf2 43. Qf3 (43. h4 e4 44. Qd7+ Rf7) 43...f5+ 44. Kxg5 Qb6 45. Qd3 Qc7 Black wins. More precise is 34. Rc7 Qf1+ 35. Kh4 h6 with initiative to Black.
34. Qc3
Stronger is 34. Rc7.
34...Qd1?
The decisive mistake. Correct is 34...Qh1.
35. Kg2 Qxe2 36. Rxa5 Qe4+ 37. Qf3 Qc2 38. h4 Rc8 39. Ra7 Rc7 40. Rxc7 Qxc7 41. Qa8+ Kg7 42. a4 Qb6
Or 42...Qc3 43. Qb7.
43. a5!
Winning.
43...Qxb3 44. a6 Qa3 45. a7 e4 46. Qb8 Qf3+ 47. Kg1 Qd1+ 48. Kh2 Qe2 49. Qe5+
Black resigned. 1-0

Thomas, George Alan - Lasker, Emanuel [D66]
Nottingham 1936

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 O-O 7. Rc1 c6 8. Bd3 h6 9. Bf4
The alternative is 9. Bh4.
9...Nh5
Interesting is 9...dxc4.
10. Be5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 g6 12. O-O
White has some advantage.
12...Bd7 13. Qd2 dxc4 14. Bxc4 Qc7 15. Ne4 Rad8 16. Qc3 Bc8 17. g4?
An error. Correct is 17. b4.









   
17...f5!
A nice unexpected blow.
18. Nd6?!
Better is 18. gxf5.
18...fxg4 19. Nd4 Bxd6 20. Nxe6 Bxe6 21. Bxe6+ Kh7 22. exd6 Rxd6 23. Bxg4 Nf6 24. Bf3 Nd5 25. Bxd5 Rxd5 26. f4 Qd7!
Black seized the only open file.
27. Qe1 Re8 28. e4 Qg4+ 29. Kh1 Rd4 30. e5 Rxf4
Black has an extra pawn.
31. Qe3 Ref8 32. Rxf4 Rxf4 33. Re1 Qf5








   
34. Kg2? Rg4+?
Better is 34...Qg5+ 35. Qg3 (35. Kh1 Rf1+ or 35. Kh3 Rh4 mate) 35...Rg4 and Black wins.
35. Kh1 Qe6 36. Rd1 Rg5 37. Qxa7 Qf7 38. Qe3 Rxe5 39. Qxe5 Qf3+ 40. Kg1 Qxd1+ 41. Kf2 Qd7 42. Ke1 g5 43. Qf6 Qd5!
Centralization.
44. Ke2 Qxa2 45. Qe7+ Kg6 46. Qxb7 Qe6+ 47. Kd3 Kf5 48. b4 Qd5+ 49. Kc3 h5 50. Qb6 Ke4 51. Qb7 h4 52. Qh7+ Kf3 53. Qh5+ Kg2 54. Qe2+ Kh3 55. Qf2 Qg2
White resigned. 0-1

Kersesov - Tsereteli [A20]
Tbilisi 1936

1. c4 e5 2. Nf3 e4 3. Nd4 Nc6 4. Nc2 Nf6
Interesting is 4...d5.
5. Nc3 Bc5 6. a3?!
Correct is 6.g3.
6...a5 7. g3 Ne5 8. b3?
Better is 8. Bg2.
8...d5! 9. cxd5 Bg4!








   
10. f3 Nd3+!
Also possible was 10...Nxf3+.
11. exd3 exf3 12. Be2 f2+
White resigned. 0-1

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