wwall: This game was awarded the brilliancy prize by Max Euwe. There was criticism in the press that this game may not have been good enough for a brilliancy prize. One commentator wrote, "It would have been better not to award the prize at all, than to give it to a game in which the final result was predetermined by a whole series of positional blunders, which were by no means counterbalanced by the concluding combination."
Instead of 22...Nd7, is 22...exf3 any better? 22...exf3 23.Rxf3 Kh7 24.Raf1 Nxc4 25.Rxf5 Bxf5 26.Rxf5 Nd6 (26...Rae8? 27.Qh4 Re5 28.Rxe5 Nxe5 29.Be4 should win) 27.Rf4 Ne8 28.Be4 Nxf6 29.Rxf6 Rg8 30.d6 Qd7 31.Qxh5+ Kg7 may hold.
After 23.Ne5, if 23...Nxe5?? 24.Rxf5 Bxf5?? 25.Qh6 and White mates soon.
Instead of 24...Re8, perhaps 24...Qd8 25.Qxd8 Rxd8 26.g4 hxg4 27.hxg4 Re8 28.gxf5 Rxe5 29.fxg6 fxg6 30.Rf4 Bf5 and Black may have chances for a draw.
Instead of 27...Kh8, perhaps 27...Qg7 28.Qxd6 Be6, but White is still winning.
Instead of 28...Bf5, perhaps 28...Qh7 29.Qxh7+ Kxh7 30.Rxd6, but it does leave Black a pawn downs and may be lost by Black anyway.
Instead of 30...Qg7, if 30...Rad8?? 31.Rfxd6! Rxd6 32.Qxe8+ wins. If 30...Red8 31.Qe5 looks strong, threatening a discovered check. If 31...Qg7, then 32.Rdxd6 should win.
After 33.Rxh7+, 33...Qxh7 34.Rh6 wins.