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Max Euwe vs Alexander Rueb
? (1922), Feb-10
French Defense: Alekhine-Chatard Attack (C13)  ·  0-1
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Dec-27-12  thomastonk: A nice battle of two future FIDE presidents. The games has been played on February 10th, 1922 in the cup tournament of the chess society of Scheveningen ("bekerwedstrijd" of the S.S.S.).

Euwe creates tactical problem in his usual style and comes close to a win, e.g. 34.Nxb5 Rb7 35.Nc3 and now 35.. Rxb4 fails in view of 36.Nxd5 exd5 37.c6 Rb8 38.Kd4!


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but this is hard to see.

After 35.Rd6? (intention?) the game is equal, but not drawn, of course. Thereafter both sides play precise. 41.. Rxf2+ looks strong, but Black could also take on b4 or e5. The decisive mistake is 45.Kc1. Instead 45.e7 c2+ 46.Kc1 Kc3 is a draw


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but only one move saves White here. This is a puzzle for you, dear reader. Interestingly, Black's reply to the solution is another puzzle with an unique solution.

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