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Edgar Colle vs Max Euwe
Match (1924), Zutphen NED, rd 2, Apr-05
Colle System (D05)  ·  1-0
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Jun-18-04  Whitehat1963: What's the finish?
Jun-18-04  ajit: After 39. Qd5!, white has multiple devastating threats. FOr instance, 39...Nd4,
40. Qh5+ Kg7
41. Ne3+ Kf8
42. Qc5+ black looses a piece or much worse
Jun-18-04  Cyphelium: White will win material, since he is threatening both Qxb3 and Qh5+. If black moves the knight with 39.- Nd4 (or wherever) then 40. Qh5+ Kg7 41. Nf4+ Kf8 42. Qc5+ Ke8 43. Rxg8+. Covering the knight with 39.- Qc3 (or 39.- Qb2) leads to the same result after 40. Qh5+ Kg7 41. Nf4+ Kf8 42. Qh6+.
May-18-07  weisyschwarz: I like the Colle System, for it makes a QP game come to life.
May-19-07  Rodrigo Gutierrez: I understand why some people love the Colle: I hate playing against it as black! Can anyone help me with the general ideas on how to counter it with black? (If a Colle fan answers my plight, I promise never to reveal their secrets!)
May-19-07  weisyschwarz: <roderigo> try it against a King's Indian Defense. There might be something in the <Opening Explorer>.
May-22-07  Rodrigo Gutierrez: Thanks Weisyschwarz; I was rather thinking of how to play against the Colle as black. I found an awesome game by Smyslov:

[White "K Gerassimov"]
[Black "Vasily Smyslov"]
1935

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 c5 5. b3 Nc6 6. Bb2 Bd6 7. O-O Qc7 8. a3 b6 9. c4 Bb7 10. Nc3 a6 11. Re1 cxd4 12. exd4 O-O 13. Na4 Bf4 14. Ne5 dxc4 15. bxc4 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Qc6 17. Bf1 Rfd8 18. Qb3 Ng4 19. h3 Rd3 20. Qxb6 Rxh3 21. Bd4 Bh2+ 22. Kh1 Bxe5+ 0-1

Sep-19-07  Jesspatrick: Colle's 9.b4!? turns this into a sort of reversed Meran. While maybe not white's best continuation, I think it's got a lot of practical value, and deserves attention.

Aug-03-08  CharlesSullivan: This game score may be incorrect. Euwe probably played 31...♔g7 when White's 32.♖h4 makes sense. If Black did, in fact, play 31...♔g8?, then a master as strong as Colle probably would have found 32.♘f6+ (obvious) 32...♔g7 33.♕b1! (threatening 34.♕h7 mate) and wins;


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for example: 33...♖h8 34.♕g1+! ♔xh6 35.♘g4+ wins the queen.

May-19-11  qqdos: <Jesspatrick> Colle's 9.b4! is the key-move of <Dave Rudel's> "new" Phoenix Attack, apparently designed to revive the Colle-Koltanowski - see for example Miltner vs Appel, Budesliga 2004 (1-0) 40m.
May-19-11  Catfriend: 9. b4 does look bold - but suppose Black plays 10..Qc7. Then, 11. e4 Ne5 is very pleasant for Black. 11. Bb2 Ng4 12.h3 Nge5 looks at least OK.

Even in the game, at 18..Rc8 the position seems better for Euwe.

All in all, White wins because Euwe didn't dare to go for 25..Rxc3 26. Bxg6 Kh8 27. Bxf7 Qf6 28. Qxa5 Bc7

Since that point, White has an attack going, even when he misses 32. Qb1! winning almost on the spot opting for the weaker 32. Rh4 instead.

Luckily for Colle, his opponent is imperfect as well. 37..Qf6 prevent most of White's threats.

Finally, 38..Rg6 39.Qxb7 Kg7 40.Ne3 Rxg1+ 41.Kxg1 Nd4 42.Qxa7 Nxb5 was possible, and Black has pretty has some drawing chances.

38..Qf6, instead, allowed 39. Qd5! with victory, as demonstrated by <ajit> and <Cyphelium>.

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