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

by Boris Schipkov

The chess match David Oistrakh - Sergey Prokofiev took place in Moscow.
Standings after round 5: Oistrakh - Prokofiev 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1-0.

Silich (Vitebsk) became the champion of Byelorussia (BSSR).
The Moscow Championship took place in December: 1-2. Alatortsev, Belavenets - 12 from 16; 3. Yudovich - 11; V.Chudova won the Women Moscow Championship - 9.5 from 10.

Alekhine, Alexander - Euwe, Max [A09]
World Championship 17th (22) 1937

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 d4 3. e3 Nc6 4. exd4 Nxd4 5. Nxd4 Qxd4 6. Nc3 Nf6
Also possible is 6...e5.
7. d3








   
7...c6?!
Interesting is 7...Ng4 8. Qc2 Bf5 9. Nb5 Qd7 or 7...e5 with counterplay.
8. Be3 Qd7 9. d4 g6 10. Be2 Bg7 11. h3 O-O 12. O-O b6 13. Bf3 Bb7 14. a4! Rad8 15. a5 Qc7








   
16. Qb3!
White has a small but lasting advantage due to his pressure on the queenside.
16...Nd7 17. axb6 axb6 18. Ra7 Ra8 19. Rfa1 e6 20. Rxa8 Bxa8
Better is 20...Rxa8.
21. d5!
Breakthrough.








   
21...cxd5 22. cxd5 Nc5
After 22...Bxc3 23. d6 Qxd6 24. Qxc3 Bxf3 White wins the exchange with 25. Bh6 Ne5 26. Bxf8 Kxf8 27. gxf3 Qd5 28. Ra3.
23. Qc4 exd5 24. Bxd5 Bxd5
More precise is 4...Bxc3 25. bxc3 Bxd5 26. Qxd5 Ne6 27. c4.
25. Nxd5 Qe5 26. Rb1 Na4 27. b3! Nb2 28. Qc6 b5 29. Bf4?!
Stronger is 29. Re1! Nd3 (29...b4 30. Nxb4 Qc3 31. Qxc3 Bxc3 32. Rb1 Bxb4 33. Rxb2) 30. Rd1 Nb2 31. Rd4, threatening 32.Re4.
29...Qe6?!
Better is 29... Qe2! 30. Bd6 Nd1 31. Bg3 (31. Bxf8? Qxf2+ 32. Kh1 Qe1+ 33. Kh2 Be5+ 34. g3 Qxg3+ 35. Kh1 Qh2 mate) 31...Bd4 32. Nf6+ Kg7 33. Ne4 Kg8.
30. Qxb5 Qe4 31. Rc1 Nd3 32. Qc4 Qe2 33. Rf1 Nxf4 34. Qxf4 Qb5








   
35. Qf3
With a clear edge to White.
35...Rb8 36. Rb1 Qa6 37. Rd1 Qa3 38. Rb1 Qa2 39. Qd3 Bd4 40. Rf1 Qb2 41. Ne7+ Kf8 42. Nc6 Bxf2+ 43. Kh2 Re8
White wins the exchange after 43...Rb6 44. Qf3 Bg3+! 45. Kh1! Qxb3 46. Qf6 Kg8 47. Qd8+ Kg7 48. Qd4+ Kh6 (48...f6 49. Qxf6+ Kh6 50. Qf8+ Kg5 51. Nd4) 49. Ne7 f5 50. Ng8+ Qxg8 51. Qxb6.
44. Qf3 Re2








   
45. Nd4!!
A brilliant move.
45...Rd2 46. Ne6+ Ke7 47. Nf4 Qd4 48. Kh1! Ra2?!
In case of 48...Bh4 49. Qb7+ Qd7 50. Qb4+ Qd6 51. Nxg6+ hxg6 52. Qxh4+ Kf8 53. Qh8+ Ke7 54. Re1+ Kd7 55. Qe8+ Kc7 56. Qxf7+ White has two extra pawns.








   
49. Ne2
Also possible is 49. Nd5+ Kf8 50. Nc3 Rb2 51. Ne4 Qe3 52. Rxf2.
49...Ra1 50. Qb7+ Kf6 51. Nxd4 Rxf1+ 52. Kh2 Bg1+ 53. Kg3 Bf2+ 54. Kf3 Bxd4+ 55. Ke4 Rd1 56. Qd5 Ke7 57. g4 h5 58. gxh5 f5+ 59. Kf3 Rd3+ 60. Ke2 Re3+ 61. Kd2 Re4 62. hxg6
Black resigned. 1-0

Alekhine, Alexander - Euwe, Max [D41]
World Championship 17th (24) 1937

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. g3 cxd4 7. Nxd5! Qxd5 8. Qxd4 Qxd4?!
Interesting is 8...Qb5.
9. Nxd4 Bb4+ 10. Bd2 Bxd2+ 11. Kxd2 Ke7 12. Bg2








   
12...Rd8
White is better.
13. Ke3 Na6 14. Rac1 Rb8 15. a3 Bd7?!
Correct is 15...e5.
16. f4! f6 17. Be4!
Improving the position of his bishop.
17...Be8 18. b4 Rd7








   
19. f5
An interesting alternative is 19. Nb5!? Rdd8 (19...f5 20. Bf3 Kf6 21. h3 Ra8 22.g4) 20. Nxa7 f5 21. Bf3 Ra8 22. b5 Rxa7 23. b6 Raa8 24. Bxb7.
19...Nc7!? 20. fxe6 Nxe6 21. Nxe6 Kxe6 22. Bxh7 f5! 23. Rc5 g6 24. Bg8+ Kf6 25. Rhc1 Re7+ 26. Kf2 Bc6 27. Bd5 Rbe8 28. Re1 Bxd5 29. Rxd5 g5 30. Rd6+ Ke5?
The decisive mistake. Black must play 30...Re6.








   
31. Red1 g4?!
Better is 31...Rh8.
32. R1d5+
Winning.
32...Ke4 33. Rd4+ Ke5 34. Ke3
Also good is 34. e4 Rc8 35. R6d5+ Kf6 36. Rxf5+.
34...Re6 35. R4d5+ Kf6+ 36. Kf4 Kg6 37. Rxe6+ Rxe6 38. Re5 Ra6 39. Rxf5 Rxa3 40. Rb5 b6 41. Kxg4
Black resigned. 1-0

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