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Reuben Fine vs Herman Steiner
1st Pan-American Championship (1945), Hollywood, CA USA, rd 7, Aug-04
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Alekhine System Main Line (D29)  ·  1-0
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FEN COPIED

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Aug-13-03  sleepkid: An elegant win by Fine, with some interesting combinations both on the board, and in the notes.
Jan-17-07  GeauxCool: "We are often asked how many moves we see ahead. Sometimes, as in this game, we do not see ahead at all except for the crucial combinations. Our feel for the position tells us that something will happen and, as here, it does. -Fine

Fine did not bother to look ahead when he played 14...Nd7, but he started to look ahead with 16.Nd4 which starts the combination with the crux at 23.Nxb5+ <"It's a pity he didn't allow the combination beginning with 23...Ke7." -Fine>

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Dec-25-08  A.G. Argent: <GeauxCool> Yep, after 23...Ke7, 24.Rxe5 fxe5 25.Bg5+ Ke1
26.Nc7+ Kd7
27.Bf5+ Kd6
28.Ne8#


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Now that would have been quite elegant as well. But with beating Steiner as he did with 25.Qa5+, Reuben considered this one of his best games.

Oct-30-15  SBC: This game won the Brilliancy Prize.
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