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Isaac Kashdan vs Max Euwe
Hastings (1931/32), Hastings ENG, rd 6, Jan-02
Alekhine Defense: Exchange Variation (B03)  ·  1-0
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Apr-02-07  RookFile: Chessmetrics says that Kashdan outrated Euwe during this time period.
Apr-02-07  nsppp: Very easy.It took me microseconds to see it.But it's a nice game.I think 26...Qg7 is losing the game immediately.
Apr-02-07  RookFile: It's hard to figure out what exactly Euwe was thinking. 29. Bxd7+ Kb8 30. Qe8+ wins too.
Apr-02-07  Fisheremon: <MostlyAverageJoe: <Fisheremon: Unbelievable that Max Euwe played 26...Qg7?? and 28...Rg8?>

You surely mean 28...Rg7, right? Rg8 still loses the bishop.> I meant 28...Rg8? admitting a mate in 2.

Apr-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  fm avari viraf: Was it necessary for Euwe to give away his Bishop on e7? May be he thought he would trick Kashdan & fell into his own trap.
Apr-02-07  MostlyAverageJoe: <Fisheremon> Oh, yuck. I shouldn't have started posting before my morning coffee hit the brain. I completely misunderstood your posting and was replying to what my misfiring synapses perceived as:

<Unbelievable that Max Euwe played 26...Qg7 <instead of> Rg8>

which is not at all what you wrote...

Sorry about the confusion. I got conditioned to your posts where you point out a blunder and follow it by a suggestion of a better move.

Apr-02-07  cloybloy: The problem is quite simpler this time.
Apr-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  cjhasbrouck: I think this is the second- or third-easiest possible attacking idea for a mating puzzle

Really really easy

I think Chessgames.com just wanted to see how many people would play the totally unnecessary Bxd7 first :)

Apr-02-07  andrew zxc: yeah i did Bxd7+ first
Apr-02-07  zb2cr: <kevin86>,

You wrote: "I see a reference to Euwe being drunk. I don't recall drunkenness being a trait of Euwe...".

You're correct. Dr. Machgeiles (Max) Euwe was not known for being a drunkard--as opposed to his opponent in 1935, Alexander Alekhine. Perhaps the poster was remembering Alekhine and transposing names.

Incidentally, I've seen the claim made in print that Alekhine stopped drinking before the 1937 match, and that for some reason Euwe did not adequately prepare for the rematch, thus losing badly.

Apr-02-07  MasterSavely: i saw it and knew it right away.. then i was like.. wait... this ain't right...too easy..oh well, lets see wat it really is... (looks)
omg.. i got it and it was so easy...(looks dumbstruck) (starts laughing)
Apr-02-07
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  nateinstein: Spent 5 minutes looking to see how black could win the position until I realized it was white to move. I was thinking.. damn this is hard for a Monday, only to realize it was the easiest Monday puzzle I've seen.
Apr-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  wals: Well goodness me, I got that one without strain. 21...Bh4 would have kept Black in there punching in my opinion.
Apr-02-07  newton296: found faster than last monday. the usual monday q sak. What the, Did max actually play rxq . Talk about grinding down to the bone! I bet kashdon was thinking " hmmm , Maybe I missed something , nope It's mate alright" lol!!
Apr-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  schnarre: This was an easy one, to say the least!
Apr-02-07  aazqua: Just silly. Black is embarrassingly bad.
Apr-02-07
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  Luckyicekiller: 28...b6 holds on I think...black is definitely not losing til he makes the oversight
Apr-02-07  MrPatzer: <zb2cr: <kevin86>,

You wrote: "I see a reference to Euwe being drunk. I don't recall drunkenness being a trait of Euwe...".

You're correct. Dr. Machgeiles (Max) Euwe was not known for being a drunkard--as opposed to his opponent in 1935, Alexander Alekhine. Perhaps the poster was remembering Alekhine and transposing names.>

No, I was making a joke based on the fact that Euwe played Alekhine's Defense. See, everyone knows Alekhine drank too much, so when you play Alekhine's Defense, it's only appropriate that you--oh, just forget I said anything.

Apr-02-07
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  willyfly: this one was so easy... at first I thought I must have missed something... it's a case of the vulnerable back rank
Apr-03-07  Fisheremon: <MostlyAverageJoe: <Fisheremon> Oh, yuck. I shouldn't have started posting before my morning coffee hit the brain. I completely misunderstood your posting and was replying to what my misfiring synapses perceived as:

<Unbelievable that Max Euwe played 26...Qg7 <instead of> Rg8>

which is not at all what you wrote...

Sorry about the confusion. I got conditioned to your posts where you point out a blunder and follow it by a suggestion of a better move.> Alright, I just doubt that was a game by famous Max Euwe. It might happen in the database of <chessgames.com> sometimes. Cheers!

Apr-03-07  MostlyAverageJoe: <Fisheremon: Alright, I just doubt that was a game by famous Max Euwe>

I found the same game at http://db.mychess.com/, with a slightly different PGN header, so it seems that at least 2 sources have it as played by Max Euwe.

Apr-03-07  Fisheremon: <MostlyAverageJoe: <Fisheremon: Alright, I just doubt that was a game by famous Max Euwe>

I found the same game at http://db.mychess.com/, with a slightly different PGN header, so it seems that at least 2 sources have it as played by Max Euwe.> Yes, I found the game in his collection too. There must be some explanation for such a loss. About <chessgames.com> database I recently realized that in match Karpov-Kasparov 84/85 in the range after 38 game quite confusing numeration and games. Hope <chessgames.com> will correct soon.

Feb-25-09  ForeverYoung: Kashdan provides some excellent notes to this game in Jan. 33 chess review. He points out that 16 Qe4+ is a mistake letting black off the hook. the right line for white was 16 Nf3 Qh5 17 Bf4 and if 17 ... 0-0-0 18 Nh2 f5 19 Bd3 winning a pawn. Instead of 22 ... Nxh2? he recommended 22 ... Rdf8 keeping the pressure on white. After 26 Qe4 he considers that white has a winning position giving 26 ... Rg7 27 Bf4 fxg2 28 Bh6 Rg6 29 Qxe7 Qxe7 30 Rxe7 Rxh6 31 Kxg2 and the knight is lost due to the pin after white plays Rae1.
Aug-20-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wwall: After 26.Qe4 Rg7 27.Bf4 (27.g3 looks better), instead of 27...fxg2 as Kashdan says, Black can play 27...Rf8!, threatening the bishop. After 28.Bg3 (28.g3 Qxf4! 29.Qxf4 Rxf4 30.Rxe7 Rxe7 31.gxf4 Kd8 should favor Black; 28.Be3 Rxg2+! 29.Bxg2 Qg8 wins for Black) 28...fxg2 (threatening 29...Qxf2+) 29.Qe6 Bf6 and Black is equal or may be winning.
Mar-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Euwe resigned after 28...Rg8?
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