The review 2 numbers of the newspaper "64" for SEPTEMBER, 1939
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The review 2 numbers of the newspaper "64" for SEPTEMBER, 1939

by Boris Schipkov

The 8th Chess Olympiad 1939 took place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) 24.08-19.09.1939.
Standings after round 4
Group 1
1. Czech (and Moravia - so in the "64", Opocensky) - 14 from 16 scores; etc.
Group 2
1-2. Germany (Eliskases) and France (Alekhine) - 8.5 from 12 scores; etc.
Group 3
1. Lithuania (Mikenas) - 11 from 16 scores; etc.
Group 4
1. Sweden (Stahlberg) - 9 from 12 scores; etc.
Final standings:
1. Germany - 36; 2. Poland (in the "64" - 2. Estonia; 3. Sweden) - 35.5; 3. Estonia - 33.5 from 56 scores; etc.

Chetalbash took first place with 8 from 11 scores in the Odessa's Region Championship 1939.

Veresov was the winner of the Minsk Championship 1939 - 10.5 from 13 scores.

Whitecroft - Shpits [C30]
London City Club ch 1939

1. e4 e5 2. f4 Bc5 3. Nf3
Interesting is 3. fxe5 Qh4+ 4. Ke2 Qxe4.
3...d6 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4








   
6...Bb4+?
Better is 6...Bb6 with pressure in the centre. After 6...Bb6 7. Nc3 Bg4 8. Be3 Nc6 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O Re8 11. h3 Nxe4! 12. Nxe4 Rxe4 13. Qd3 Bxf3 14. Rxf3 Rxe3 15. Rxe3 Bxd4 Black has a clear advantage in Miller, N - Egorova, E, EYCC G12, Halkidiki 2001.
7. Bd2 Bxd2+ 8. Nbxd2 O-O 9. Bd3 Bg4 10. O-O Nc6 11. Qb3 d5 12. e5 Ne4 13. Rad1 Nxd2 14. Rxd2 Bxf3 15. Rxf3 Nxd4 16. Bxh7+ Kxh7 17. Rxd4 c6 18. f5
Winning.
18...Rh8 19. Rh3+ Kg8 20. Rxh8+ Kxh8 21. Qh3+ Kg8 22. Rh4 Qb6+ 23. Kh1 Kf8 24. f6
Black resigned. 1-0

Ulyanov - Fedosov [B01]
Rostov on Don 1st Category 1939

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Nxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O Nbd7 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bf4 b6 11. Nb5 Ne8 12. Qd2 Kh7 13. Bd3?!
Interesting was 11. Ne5 or 11. Qc2.
13...Bb7 14. d5 c6 15. dxc6 Bxc6 16. Rad1 e5?!
More precise is 16... Bxf3 17. gxf3 a6 18. Nc3 Nd6 with equality.









   
17. Be3?
Correct is 17. Nxe5! Nxe5 18. Bxe5 Bxe5 19. Bxg6+ fxg6 20. Qxd8. Also possible is 17. Bg3.
17...f5 18. Bb1 f4! 19. Qc2 Rf5 20. Nd6 Bxf3?
Better is 20... Nxd6! 21. Rxd6 Bxf3 22. gxf3 Rg5+ 23. Kh1 fxe3 with an extra piece.
21. Nxf5 Qg5








   
22. Ng3?
White could win with 22. Nh4.
22...Bxd1 23. Rxd1 fxe3 24. Rxd7 exf2+ 25. Qxf2 Nf6 26. Rd1 Rf8 27. Qd2 Qh4 28. Nf1?
Better was 28. Qe2.
28...Qxc4 29. Qd6 e4 30. Qd4 Qe2 31. Ng3 Qg4 32. Re1 Re8 33. Qa4 Qh4 34. Qb4 Ng4 35. Nf1 Bf8 36. Qc4 Qf2+ 37. Kh1 Qxe1 38. Qf7+ Bg7
White resigned. 0-1

Skibnevsky - Stolberg [A99]
Rostov on Don Candidate 1939

1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 f5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 d6 7. Nc3 Qe8 8. b3 Qh5 9. Qc2 Nc6 10. Ba3 a5 11. d5
Worthy of attention is 11. Rad1 Nb4 12. Qb1.
11...Nb4 12. Bxb4 axb4 13. Nb5 Ne8 14. dxe6 c6! 15. Nbd4 Nc7 16. e4 fxe4 17. Qxe4 c5








   
18. Nb5?
Stronger is 18. g4! Qe8 19. Nf5 Bxe6 20. Rfe1 Bf6 21. Rad1 with equal chances.
18...d5! 19. Qd3?
Better was 19. Qe5.
19...dxc4 20. bxc4 Nxb5 21. cxb5 Ra3 22. Qc4?
Better was 22. Qe4.
22...Raxf3 23. Bxf3 Qxf3 24. Rad1 Qf5-+ 25. Rde1 Rf6 26. Re4 Bxe6 27. Qe2 Bd6 28. Re1 Bd5 29. Re8+ Rf8 30. Rd1 Qf3 31. Qxf3 Bxf3 32. Rde1 Rxe8 33. Rxe8+ Kf7 34. Re3 Bd5 35. Rd3 Ke6 36. Rd2 c4 37. Re2+ Kd7
White resigned. 0-1

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