The Chess Review

11 P-KR3 Kt-B3

There is nothing else. If 12 . . . KtxKt; 13 Q-R5ch, K-Q2; 14 R-B7ch, Kt-K2; 15 B-Kt5ch, K-Ql; 16 QxKt! and wins.

13 KtxKtch PxKt

14 BxP RxP?l

15 Q-Kt4 Q-R7ch

16 K-B2 RxB

. . . R-R3 would have been better but insufficient, e. g. 16 . . . R-R3; 17 BxB, KtxB; 18 R-R, QxR; 19 RxQ, RxR; 20 B-Kt5ch, K-Ql; 21 Q-B4!

21 BxB

22 Q-R7

23 R-B7

24 KtxP

KtxB R-KKt1 R-Kt6 BxP

17 Q-Kt6ch

18 PxR

19 QR-K1

20 K-Kt1

If 24 . . . Q-B4; 25 RxKtch, QxR; 26 QxQch, KxQ; 27 Kt-B5chi

Forced; the threat was RxKtch, winning the Q.

27 RxKtch I QxR

28 Q-R8ch K-B2

Simpler than 29 Kt-B6, RxPch; 30

30 Kt-K5ch K-K2

31 R-B8 Resigns

N. Y. State Championship August, 1938 GRUNFELD DEFENSE

(Notes by A. E. Santasiere)

A. E. Santasiere

Black

J. W. Collins White

2 P-QB4

3 Kt-QB3

6 QxP P-B3

Both 8 Q Q3 and 8 Q-Kt4 have been tried and found wanting; against the latter move . . . P-QKt4 introduces unpleasant complications.

A better line is 9 B-K5, BxB; 10 KtxB, Kt-Q2; 11 KtxKt, QxKt; 12 P-K4, KtxKt; 13 PxKt with an even game.

QxKt; 10 BxKt wins a Pawn.

P-QB4 15 B-B7 This move will presently involve him in difficulties: good alternatives were P-Kt3 or B-K5.

16 PxP KR-B1

17 Kt-K5 BxKt Simplest: Black remains with a strong initiative and as the continuation proves must emerge with material advantage.

10 P-K3

11 B-K2

18 BxB

19 B-KB4

20 QxQ

21 P-QKt3

22 R-B2

P-B3 Q-R5 KtxQ Kt-B6 P-KKt4

23 B-Kt3

24 R-Q2

25 RxKt

26 RxP

27 KxB

B-K5 KtxBch B-Q6 BxR

The endgame is not without difficulties; the first step is to eliminate White's passed Pawn.

28 RxKtP RxP

29 B-Kt8 P-QR4

R-QKt5 was the threat.

A decision he will soon regret, but .he must provide some outlet for the King before he has both Rooks on his hands. P-KKt4 was perhaps better.

32 PxP RxP

Already preparing a mating net R8 is now available for this rook and Q8 for the other.

35 B-Q6

36 B-B5

37 K-Kt2

R-Q5 R-Q8ch P-Kt5

A lowly Pawn takes up- a post of vantage and the enemy is doomed.

38 P-R3

39 PxP

40 R-Kt4

41 R-Kt7ch

42 R-Kt6ch

PxP 44 R-Q4

K-K3 46 R-Q$ch K-Q2 Resigns

My opponent is America's latest addition to the master class, among whom there is surely not one move courageous or enthusiastic. Thought cruelly handicapped physically, he has proven himself a dangerous and resourceful fighter over the chessboard, and an altogether lovable and cheerful personality away from it.

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