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Max Euwe vs Vera Menchik
Karlsbad (1929), Karlsbad CSR, rd 4, Aug-04
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Pillsbury Variation (D63)  ·  1-0


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Jul-15-07  sneaky pete: Hans Kmoch: 'Dr. Euwe wandelte mit Fräulein Menchik anziehenderweise und daher ein wenig traumverloren und sorglos auf den altgepflegten Wegen eines orthodoxen Damengambits, als ihm seine Partnerin unvermittelt die Pistole an die durch nichts geschwellte Brust setzte: "Qualität oder Leben!". Das peinliche Ergebnis endete schliesslich mit einem 50%-igen Ausgleich: Euwe gab die Qualität und Fräulein Menchik das Leben!'
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  whiteshark: A. Brinckmann (im Turnierbuch):

zu 25... Df7: <... Das Unzulängliche, hier ward's Ereignis!>

Jul-15-07  Karpova: <I have suspended final judgment so far about Miss Vera Menchik of Russia, because the greatest caution and objectivity in criticism are necessary regarding anyone so extraordinary. However, after 15 rounds it is certain that she is an absolute exception in her sex. She is so highly talented for chess that with further work and experience at tournaments she will surely succeed in developing from her present stage of an average player into a high classed international champion.

She indisputably has attained her three points against the strong masters, but it is little known to the public that she has also attained superior positions against Euwe, Treybal, Colle and Dr Vidmar. She was beaten by Dr Vidmar only after a nine-hour match. It is the chess world’s duty to grant her every possibility for development.>

Alexander Alekhine
Article 4/6: New York Times, 25 August 1929, pages 1 and 2 of the sports section

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  whiteshark: Hans Kmoch (im Vorwort des Turnierbuches):
<Bange Sorgen bereitete sie dem Wiener Meister, der sich vor dem Turnier verpflichtet hatte, fortan als Ballett-Mädel aufzutreten, falls Fräulein Menschnik mehr als 3 Punkte erzielt. Er hat sein Gelübde längst bitter bereut und wird solches nie mehr tun. Seinen Namen will ich diskreterweise verschweigen, ich verrate nur, daß er auf "Hans" getauft ist, sich anfangs mit "K" und zu Ende mit "ch" schreibt.>
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  Honza Cervenka: 28...Qf8! 29.Qf4 Bc8 and also 29...Bf7! holds clear edge for black with good winning chances. 32...c3! 33.Bf5! Qe8 34.Qg4+ (or 34.Bh4 Qd8 35.Qh6 Qf8 36.Qg6+ Rg7 37.Qxf6 Qxf6 38.Bxf6 c2 39.Bxc2 Rd7 40.Be5 Kf7 41.Bb1 b4 42.Kf2 a4 43.g4 b3 44.axb3 Bxb3 45.g5 a3 46.g6+ Kg8 47.d5 a2 48.Bf5 Rxd6 49.Be6+ Rxe6 50.dxe6 Bxe6 etc. with draw due to different colour Bishops) 34...Rg7 35.d7 Qd8 36.Bh7+! Kh8! 37.Qh5 Rxd7 38.Bf5+ Kg8 39.Bxd7 Qxd7 40.Qg6+ Kf8! 41.Qxf6+ Ke8! still keeps equality (thanks to Pc3 white is practically forced to go for perpetual check). After 32...Bc6(?) white's attack became irresistible and Euwe conducted it convincingly.
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