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Theodore Tylor vs Salomon Flohr
Nottingham (1936), Nottingham ENG, rd 4, Aug-13
French Defense: Winawer. Positional Variation (C19)  ·  1-0


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  Benzol: Whatever happened to T H Tylor?
Nov-01-06  thundershock2k: it looks to me like black blew a perfectly happy position...must have been kicking himself afterwards
Nov-01-06  flamboyant: cant beleive white won that game!
Nov-01-06  who: Sometimes you just have to accept that an advantage can't be converted into a win.
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  Jack Kerouac: Thrill to the excitement of yesteryear!
Apr-13-07  tatarch: A prime example of why I hate the french defense.
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  shalgo: In the tournament book, Alekhine castigates Flohr for playing on and on in a drawn position, hoping that his weaker opponent will draw. According to him, that Flohr is the one to blunder is only just desserts.
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  keypusher: I can't imagine anything more demeaning than being accused of bad sportsmanship by Alexander Alekhine. It's like Danny DeVito calling you short.
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  Peligroso Patzer: <thundershock2k: it looks to me like black blew a perfectly happy position...must have been kicking himself afterwards>

Alekhine gives 77. ... Ka4, which needlessly gives away "a most valuable pawn" [Alekhine] a "??" in the tournament book.

Tylor's 81. h3? was also a blunder. The winning move here would have been 81. hxg3. Flohr missed his revived drawing chance, however, when he played 84. d4?. Correct here would have been 84. ... Bb3!, with the main line (per Alekhine) being: 85. e6 Ra2+ 86. Kb1 Rb2+ and if White tries to avoid the perpetual by playing 87. Kc1??, then 87. ... Ba4 88. e7 Rb7 89. e8=Q Bxe8 followed by ... a2 will win the exchange for Black (all of the foregoing per Alekhine).

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