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The OFFICIAL Record of the Tournament

Containing all the games from the Masters Tournament and a few from the Minor Event, annotated by Dr. A. Alekhine, round by round commentary by A. J. Mackenzie, general account by W. H. Watts, index to openings by E. G. R. Cordingley and group photograph. 'The handsomest book in contents and binding in the literature of the game."

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(This game is made tip of a series of-kaleidoscopic tactical stir prises; note also that in his comments^ Morton once more lives up to his reputation!)

A. C. F. Congress Chicago - August, 1937 INDIAN DEFENSE

(Notes by Harold Morton)

J. Winter H. Morton

White Black

2 P-QB4 P-KKt3

6 Q-Kt3 is more precise. If then 6 . . .. P-B3; 7 BQ3, P-Kt3; 8 PxP, PxP; 9 B-Kt5, B-Kt2; 10 QR-B1, Kt-K5 (Re&hevsky—Morton, U. S. Championship, 1936) with approximate equality.

9 Q-Kt3! KtxKt

Coerced into pouring his bones into the mortar of enemy fortifications, else the QBP be sniped.

10 PxKt P-K4

"A dead whale or a stove boat!"

. Best. If 11 PxBP, Kt-R4 followed by . . . B-K3 after the Q retreats, and Black will eventually regain the P with the better game.

12 BxBP?

Underestimating Black's resources. 12 KPxP would maintain pressure favorable to White. 12 ... . P-Q6!

Morton

Morton

Winter

No doubt White had relied on 13 KR-Q1 to refute this. Now he observes that if 13 KR-Q1, Q-R4! apparently wins a piece.

But this is a mirage, for an amazing combination might then ensue: 14 BxR, PxB; 15 R-Q5! ByKZ!! 16 RxQ, BxQ; 17 BxB best, KtxR; 18 PxB, KtxP; 19 R-Ktl, KxB; 20 RxKt, R-Ql! 21 P-Kt3, R-Q8ch; 22 K-Kt2, P-Kt3i; and after this spectacular holocaust, a most peaceful draw seems the probable outcome.

For the next twenty moves, the players wage a pretty battle for title to the QP—-during which the lonely sentinel dies a thousand deaths, only to prove itself White's Lorelei in the end!

Death number one.

16 BPxKt B-B4

Already the Church is at the bedside of the ailing QP.

18 Q-Kt3 P-QR3

Staving off B-Kt5, whilst threatening to win with . . . P-QKt4.

19 Q-Q1 P-QKt4

23 RxR RxR

"Woodman, spare that tree"—or else! If now 2^ KtxP, QxQP! and Black wins the ending.

If now 27 PxB, QxPch winning the R. Now . . . QxP is still threatened.

Preventing . . . BxPch and loss of the Q thereby. 29 K-B2 would not do because of . . . R-K2; but the text loses a piece. White struggles heroically to introduce complications, which course now offers what slim chance remains to' save the game.

30 P-Kt4

31 Q-R5

32 K-Kt2

After 33 BxR, PxB 60% of his forces are en prise.

34 QxKtP

If now 35 QxB, there is a mate in five: 35 . . . R-B7ch; 36 K-K4, QxKtch; 37 KxP, R-Q7 ch; 38 KxR,-'Q-K6ch; 39 K-B2, Q-B6 mate.

S5 K-B4 QxKtch

Black is in such a hurry to wind up the game

P-B3 B-QB1 BxPch R-B7ch

BxQP B-Kt2ch!

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