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Lajos Asztalos vs Isaac Kashdan
Bled (1931), Bled YUG, rd 1, Aug-23
Four Knights Game: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Sep-12-18  Retireborn: Kashdan, keen to avoid the draw, rejects the safe 36...Qb7 and allows Asztalos to seal the powerful 37.c4!

I am not at all sure if White would have real winning chances after 39...Qa8 40.Qxa8 Bxa8 41.Bxd6 Ke6; would welcome opinions on that.

White (and annotator Kmoch) misses the clean win with 44.Qa2! Qxf2 (44...Qxc4 45.b6 or 44...Qf4+ 45.Qg3) 45.Qe7+.

However he would still keep good winning chances with 45.c5! as pointed out by Kmoch. One amusing line then is 45.c5 f4 46.b6 e3 47.b7?! (47.Qa7+ is the clean win) exf2 48.Qb1 - but not 48.b8Q f1N+! with perpetual check.

Sep-12-18  JimNorCal: <RetiReborn>: after 44. Qa2, Qxf2 it appears QxQ is strong :)

Perhaps you meant Qa3.

I used to have the Caiisa Editions Bled 1931 tournament book, a gorgeous volume.

Sep-12-18  Retireborn: Yes, 44.Qa3, sorry. I have that book.
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