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Max Euwe vs Rudolf Spielmann
Bad Pistyan (1922), Piestany CSR, rd 2, Apr-08
Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52)  ·  0-1


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Feb-18-04  ughaibu: Here's another extremely interesting mysterious and well judged attack from Spielmann. This time he gets close to Stein.
Feb-18-04  Resignation Trap: <This time he gets close to Stein>. How much did he drink from the Stein?

Here are some notes from the tournament book:

8. Be2

8. Nxh5 allows 8...Bg4 9. Be2 Bxe2 10. Qxe2 Qh4 11. Ng3 Nd4 and Black is better.


A blunder. 9...a6! was the only move.

12. Nxa7

A move admired by all, but unnecessary. 12. Qa4! should win in all variations.

15. Qxh8

This material grab is not the best. After 15. Nf6+ Ke7 16. f5! White has a strong attack, threatening, above all, 17. Bg5

16. f5

In order to open the diagonal leading to h6.


After 17...Bd7 18. b3 and Black stands poorly. After White castles (not immediately Bh6 due to ...Qh4+), the threats of Bh6 and Re1 force Black to return the Bishop.

21. Bf4?

Not 21. Bh6 Qd6+! But 21. Bf4 is not the best, either. White should try 21. exf7+ Kxf7 22. Qh5+ Kg7! 23. Qg5+ Kh8 with a draw. It would be hazardous to try for more, for example, 23. Qxf5? Bd6+ 24. Kh4 Be7+ 25. Kg3 (25. Kh5 Qd6 wins. 25. Bg5 Qh6+) Qc7+ 26. Kf2 (Or 26. Bf4 Rxf4 27. Qxf4 Bd6) Qc2+ 27. Kg3 Qd3+ 28. Kf2 Bc5+ followed by mate. Or 23. Qg5+ Kh8 24. Qxf5? Bd6+ 25. Kh4 Be7+ 26. Kh5 (If 26. Kg3 Qc7+) Qd4 and wins.

25. Kxf4

If 25. Rxf4 Qe1+ 26. Rf2 f4+!

Feb-18-04  ughaibu: Resignation Trap: Thanks for the notes. What did you think of the game?
Feb-19-04  Resignation Trap: This was really a wild one. Almost every move by both players seemed surprising to me.
Aug-28-04  Rowson: I like how white taking the Rook end up only emliminating his queen for the game.
Jun-21-05  nasmichael: Why not 26.QxN, pinning the black queen on the king, and attempting to equalize a bit, instead of the text move, which loses the rook? I see ...Bd6, but after Re1, white has a battery to work with, which may unjam his dilemma.
Jun-21-05  Everett: <nasmichael>
26.Qxe5 Bh6+ 27.Kg3 Qxe5+
Jun-21-05  nasmichael: Ah. Touche.
Dec-04-09  psmith: <ResignationTrap>
It is interesting to compare the tournament book annotations with what one can get from analysis with Fritz (the old free version, 5.32, combined with human analysis). (Of course a better engine might disagree.)

(1) The tournament book thinks Black is better after 8. Nxh5 Bg4 9. Be2 Bxe2 10. Qxe2 Qh4 11. Ng3 Nd4. Fritz thinks that White is just a pawn up ( 1.03) after 12. Qd1.

(2) The tournament book thinks that 9.... Be6 is a blunder and 9...a6 is the only move.

Fritz (+me) finds 9...a6 10. O-O Bg7 11. Bg5 f6 12. Bh4 (but discovers the tempting 9...a6 10. Bg5!? to end up giving Black good chances after 10...Qxg5 11. Nxc7+ Kd8 12. Nxa8 Qxg2 13. Rf1 Bg4).

On the other hand Fritz 5.32 (+ me) does not find White to be simply winning in the game continuation after 9...Be6 (after analysis -- I am not talking just about the evaluation after the move 9...Be6.)

(3) The tournament book thinks 12. Qa4! is winning in all lines, so prefers it to 12. Nxa7.

But Fritz 5.32 thinks Black gets adequate play for a pawn after 12. Qa4 Bg7 13. Nxa7 Ra8 14. Nxc6 Rxa4 15. Nxd8 Kxd8 16. h3 Nh6 17. O-O Re8 = (evaluation by Fritz 5.32, for example: 18. Ne3 f5 19. Bd1 Ra7 20. exf5 Nxf5 21. Nxf5 Bxf5 with active play).

to be continued...

Dec-09-09  psmith: ...continued:

the tournament book criticizes 15. Qxh8 as grubby and prefers 15. Nf6+ Ke7 16. f5!?

Fritz 5.32 thinks in this line 16. Qxa7 is better and leads to .

Fritz 5.32 gives against 15. Nf6+ Ke7 16. f5, 16...Qa5+ 17. Bd2 Qe5. On analysis it seems Black is better ( ) after either 18. Qxa7 or 18. Qxe5.

Dec-09-09  psmith: Fritz 5.32 locates the losing move as 24. Rd3?? Instead, it suggests 24. Bg5 (among others) as holding. I am not sure whether to trust that evaluation.
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