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Vera Menchik vs George Alan Thomas
Hastings (1929/30), Hastings ENG, rd 7, Jan-02
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Positional Defense (E94)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: The finish of this game makes very little sense. It is unclear why black resigned in final position as after 30...Bxc4 or 30...Nxe4 he would be just fine. On the other hand, I don't understand white's last moves because both 29.Bxg8 and 30.Bxg8 win material by force, as well as 29.Rxd8 Rxd8 30.Rxd8 Qxd8 31.Nxf6 Bxc4 (31...Qxf6 32.Bxg8 Kxg8 33.Qb3+ and 34.Qxe3) 32.Ng4 wins one of Bishops. I guess that the gamescore is incorrect and the most probable course of the finish was 27...Nf6 28.Bxg8 Nxg8 29.Rad1 Rad8 30.Qd3 Bd4 31.Nxd4 and black resigned.
Jul-31-15
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  MarkThornton: I may be wrong, but I think the first time control was often at move 30 in that period.
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