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A titanic struggle, for which both of these great masters deserve our gratitude!

A titanic struggle, for which both of these great masters deserve our gratitude!

(One has the impression that Euxve should have been able to extract more than a half-point from this game.)

World Championship Match (Twentieth Game) Amsterdam - November 23, 1937 INDIAN DEFENSE

(Notes by Ernst Gruenfeld)

White Black

Thus far identical with the 8th, 10th and 12th games. Alekhine now selects a different continuation, which is by no means satisfactory.

The same line of play turned out well for Black as far back as the game Pirc—Spiel-mann, Bled 1931.

Not very convincing. 11 B-B3 looks better.

12 QR-Kt1 P-K41

12 . . . P-QKt3 would doubtless be answered by 13 B-B3, P-K4? (or 13 . . . Q-K2; 14 Kt-K5!); 14 KtxP, KtxKt; 15 R-Kt5 followed by RxKt.

13 B-Q3? would lose a piece (13 . . . P-K5! 14 BxP, KtxB; 15 QxKt, B-B4!). However, 13 B-B3 was in order.

A very well worthwhile alternative was 13 . . . P-K5; 14 R-Kt5, Q-K2; 15 B-B3, P-QR3! 16 BxKt? PxBI winning a piece. Or .14 P-KR4, P-KR3; 15 Kt-R3, Q-K2 etc., with a satisfactory position.

14 Kt-K4 KtxKt

Preventing 16 B-Q3, for then 16 P-B4 would win a. piece.

Alekhine continues to dawdle, instead of proceeding with the development of his K side.

A deeply thought out answer. It' now 18 Qx Kt, B-Kt2; 19 RxKP, QxR; 20 QxB, Q-R8ch; 21 B-Ql, Q-Kt7! winning one of the Bs. Or 18 B-Q3, P-B4!

18 B-KB3 B-Kt2

Thus Black has clearly obtained the better game.

The most promising move available. After 21. R-Kt2, Kt-Ktl would at once win the QBP.

22 BxKt QxB

23 RxRch RxR

1 There were better winning prospects in the ending resulting from 25 . . . QxQ; 26 PxQ, R-Kt7; 27 B-Ql, B-Kt2.

26 P-QR3 P-Kt3

Not 27; . . . RxP; 28 KxR, Q-Q7ch; 29 B-IC2! QxR; 30 Q-R4 etc.

28 BxP Q-R4

29 P-Kt3 would be a mistake because of 29 . . . Q-K7; 30 R-KB1, BxP and wins.

29 . . . R-Q8ch would have resulted in clear equality after 30 RxR, QxRch; 31 K-R2, Q-Kt5; 32 B-B3, QxRPch; 33 K-Ktl, Q-K2 etc.

30 Q-B6 BxP 38 Q-Kt6ch K-B1

31 BxP 1 R-Q8ch 37 Q-R6oh K-Kt1

32 RxR QxRch 33 Q-Kt5ch K-B1

34 QxPch K-B1 40 Q-Kt8ch K-Kt2

35 QxPch K-Kt1 41 QxRP

41 Q-K5ch, K-Ktl; 42 Q-Kt5ch, K-Bl; 43 Q-B4 would have been stronger, but after 43 ... Q-R8) White could hardly win the ending.

The game was adjourned at this point, and later given up as a draw at White's suggestion without resumption, as 41 . . . Q-Q3ch; 42 K-R3, Q-K3ch; 44 P-Kt4, Q-K5I is good enough for Black.

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Horowitz on Tour

During the past month I. A. Horowitz has had the pleasant experience of visiting chess clubs from coast to coast. Old friends have vied with new to make his trip an interesting and comfortable one. A factual recital of his exhibition results will be found below, but the following sidelights gleaned from his letters are rather interesting.

In Washington, D. C: He found Messrs. A. W. Fox (for many years one of America's outstanding players) and Kurtz Wimsatt, (a strong amateur and chess patron) experimenting with the move 2 . . . B-B4 in the Queen's Gambit. They have played innumerable variations with this move and feel that it is sound and will revolutionize the defense to the Queen's Gambit in that Black will have no difficulty in bringing out his QB. A sample variation: 1 P-Q4, P-Q4; 2 P-QB4, B-B4!; 3 Q-Kt3> P-K4!; 4 PxKP, Kt-QB3; 5 PxP and it seems that Black is lost—but now comes 5 . . . B-Kt5ch; followed by . . . Kt-Q5 and White is lost. The following game is a riot of sacrificial combinations leading to a very pretty finish.

Washington, 1937 QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED

Amateur

White

Washington, 1937 QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED

Amateur

White

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