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Reuben Fine vs Emanuel Lasker
Nottingham (1936)  ·  Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-16-05  iron maiden: A tough beating for Lasker that pretty much set the tone for the first half of the tournament for the ex-champion.
Mar-16-05  patzer2: Fine's 27. Qc8+! is a combined clearance and deflection move, setting up the followup clearance and deflection move 28. Nc6! and winning a piece after the discovered check 29. e5+.

Instead of 28...Qc5?, Lasker could have put up more resistance with 28...Qd7!?; however, after 28...Qd7!? 29.Qxd7! Nxd7 30.Nxa5 Ne5 31.Be2 Nf6 32. f4!, White wins a queenside pawn with a clear and likely decisive advantage.

Jun-02-06  ArturoRivera: I think that Alekhines suggestion for playing 14.-...Kh7? sucks. 15.-e5+
Jun-02-06  James Demery: Don`t mince words Arturo. What do you really think?
Jun-02-06  borisbadenoff: <ArturoRivera: I think that Alekhines suggestion for playing 14.-...Kh7? sucks. 15.-e5+> You're right Kh7 wins a piece for white.
15. e5+ Kg8 16. exf6
Jun-11-06  ArturoRivera: <James Demery> I think exactly what <borisbadenoff> said, after Alekhine's 14.-...Kh7? 15.-e5 wins a piece for white , perhaps Alekhine was drunk or just adding "i dont mind" comments to this game.
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  Calli: "At move 14...Kh7 was sufficient to keep the balance of the position."

This note really is in the tournament book, I checked. (p.34 in the Dover edition). Its an odd statement. Since it comes after white's 14th move, there is no need to state "At move 14". This tells me that Alyeckin likely added a note at the bottom of the page and the typist/editor placed it in the body of the text without removing the "At move 14". I also suspect that the note was hard to read and the editor got the suggested move wrong. Alyeckin surely wrote "Be7" and not Kh7.

Jun-21-06  ArturoRivera: at move 14, Kh7 stills drops a piece.
Oct-11-07  khense: Interesting. Black's knight on H5 was in a bad place. However I didn't realize white's winning maneuver was to threaten a trade of queens on move 25 - whereby black can't hold his queenside pawns.
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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

<Young man, you play well!>

-- Em. Lasker (to Fine, after losing to him in 1936)

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  whiteshark: <>,

Is there a secret <Quote of the Day> code to decipher?

Maybe 164 days = <100+64> = 4*25 + 8*8 ? Means what? I'll work on it.


Jul-15-09  WhiteRook48: do 164 - 116
Sep-14-09  WhiteRook48: Fine made a huge impression on everyone already in 1930
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