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

by Boris Schipkov

Semmering-Baden 1937 chess tournament took place in Austria.
1. Keres - 9 from 14; 2. Fine - 8; 3-4. Capablanca, Reshevsky - 7.5; 5. Flohr - 7; 6-7. Ragozin, Eliskases - 6; 8. Petrov - 5.

Reshevsky, Samuel Herman - Ragozin, Viacheslav [D38]
Semmering/Baden (3) 1937

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4
The Ragozin Defense.
5. Qa4+ Nc6 6. e3 O-O 7. Bd2 a6 8. Qc2 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Bd6 10. a3 e5 11. d5 Ne7 12. h3
Interesting is 12. e4 or 12. O-O.
12...b5 13. Ba2 Qd7! 14. e4 a5 15. O-O?!
Better is 15. a4.








   
15...b4!
Black seizes the initiative.
16. axb4
If 16. Na4 then 16...Nxe4 17. Qxe4 Qxa4 18. Nxe5 Re8 with a small edge to Black. More precise is 16. Ne2!? Bb7 17. axb4 axb4 18. Bg5 with counterplay.
16...axb4 17. Ne2 Qa4! 18. Bb3
After 18. Qxa4 Rxa4 19. Ng3 Bxh3 20. Bb3 Rxa1 21. Rxa1 Black has an extra pawn.
18...Qxa1 19. Rxa1 Rxa1+
Black has an advantage.
20. Nc1 h6 21. Ne1 Bd7 22. Qd3 Rb8 23. Be3
Interesting is 23. Bc4.
Ng6 24. Kh2 Nf4 25. Qc4 g5 26. f3 Kg7 27. Ned3?!
Better is 27. Qc2.








   
27...N4xd5!
A strong blow.
28. exd5 e4+ 29. g3 exd3 30. Nxd3 Re8 31. Qd4 Bf5 32. Nf2 Re1! 33. Bd2 R1e2
Or 33...Rb1 34. Be3 Be5 35. Qxb4 Rxb2.
34. Kg2 Bc5?!
Better is 34...R8e5! 35. Bc4 (35. Kh1 Bc5 36. Qxc5 Rxd2 37. g4 Re1+ 38. Kh2 Be4!) 35...c5 36. dxc6 Bc5 37. Qxc5 Rxc5 38. Bxe2 Rc2 39. Bxb4 Rxe2, winning.
35. Qxc5 Rxd2 36. Bc4








   
36...Rxb2?
Correct is 36...Nxd5! 37. Bxd5 Ree2 38. g4 Be6 39. Bxe6 Rxf2+ 40. Qxf2 Rxf2+ 41. Kxf2 fxe6 42. Ke3 Kf6 43. Kd4 b3 and Black wins.
37. d6! Bc8 38. Qxc7
Also possible is 38. dxc7.
38...Be6 39. Bxe6 Rxe6 40. d7 Nxd7 41. Qxd7 Ree2 42. Kg1 Rxf2
Interesting is 42...Rbd2.
43. Qd4+ Kg6 44. Qe4+








   
44...Kf6 45. Qd4+ Ke6 46. Qe4+
Perpetual check.
46...Kd6 47. Qd4+ Kc6 48. Qc4+ Kb6 49. Qd4+ Kb5 50. Qd5+ Ka4 51. Qa8+ Kb3 52. Qd5+ Kc3 53. Qe5+ Kc4 54. Qe4+ Kc5 55. Qe5+ Kc6 56. Qe4+ Kb6 57. Qd4+ Ka5 58. Qd5+ Ka4 59. Qa8+ Kb3 60. Qd5+ Kc3 61. Qe5+ Kd3 62. Qe4+
Draw. 1/2-1/2

Pryanishnikov, V. - Zaitsev [D24]
MSU ch, Moscow 1937

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 dxc4 4. Nc3 e6 5. e4 c5 6. d5 exd5 7. e5 d4 8. Bxc4 dxc3?
Better is 8...Ng4.








   
9. Bxf7+ Ke7 10. exf6+ gxf6 11. Bd5 Qc7
After 11...cxb2 12. Bxb2 or 11...Na6 12. Qe2+ Kd7 13. Bf4 Qe7 14. Be4 cxb2 15. Qb5+ Ke6 16. Qb3+ Kd7 17. Rd1+ Ke8 18. O-O or 11...Bg7 12. O-O White has a clear edge.
12. O-O Bd7 13. Ng5! Bg7 14. Re1+ Kd8 15. Nf7+ Kc8








   
16. Nd6+!
A nice combination.
16...Qxd6 17. Bxb7+ Kc7 18. Qxd6+ Kxd6 19. Bf4 mate
Black resigned. 1-0

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