|Dec-29-02|| ||Honza Cervenka: White should play 17.b3 instead of 17.Kb1. In final position white loses a rook - 41.Kb1 Rdc8 42.Ra1 Rc1+ 43.Kb2 Rb8+ 44.Ka2 Ra8+ etc. Mr. Sultan Khan, welcome in the Vera Menchik's club!:-) |
|Feb-11-05|| ||Abaduba: A game between two people who weren't supposed to be any good at chess- Menchik because she was a woman and Sultan Khan because he wasn't white.
so much for "supposed to"! |
|Feb-11-05|| ||Shams: <Honza> your line baffles me. Why not 43.Rxc1 (?) |
|Feb-11-05|| ||beatgiant: <Shams>
Look again, it would go 41. Kb1 Rdc8 42. Ra1 Rc1+ 43. Rxc1 dxc1(Q)+ 44. Ka1 Ra8#.
|Feb-11-05|| ||Albertan: Why 17.b3? After 17.b3 she could have played 17...Bd5 ie. 18.f3 Bc7 19.Bd3 h6 20.Kb1 Qf6 21.Bc1 Bg3 22.h5 Ne6 23.Bb2 Nf4 |
|Feb-11-05|| ||Shams: <beatgiant> I was smoking crack on this one...just ignored that black doubled rooks on the c-file. sigh. |
|May-22-05|| ||ughaibu: Where's PaulLovric's mother when you need her.|
|May-22-05|| ||BlazingArrow56: Honza was first by over two years. :-(|
|May-22-05|| ||Alekhinelover: This is Vera's only victory over Khan,according to the database.But it's a good one.|
|May-22-05|| ||Saph: Yeah, she really took it to him in this game..|
|May-22-05|| ||ajile: 30.RG4 G6 31.H5 gives White some counterplay with good attacking possibilities.|
|May-22-05|| ||BabsonTask: It is one of the great examples of natural justice that Becker, who suggested that any man losing to Menchik would join the "Menchik Club", became its first member. I like to imagine Vera having a glass of champagne sent to his table the evening after their game, just to say "Welcome"...|
|May-22-05|| ||keypusher: In all likelihood Becker did nothing of the kind. The origin of the Menchik club is just another chess legend.|
|May-22-05|| ||kevin86: White discovers that 41 ♔c1 ♖d8 is a quick trip to the undertaker.|
|May-22-05|| ||beatgiant: <ajile>
What's the followup after 30. Rg4 g6 31. h5 Nxb5? Or even 30. Rg4 Nxb5 31. Rxg7+ Kf8?
|Jun-06-05|| ||patzer2: Black's 34...a3! is an instructive winning deflection. Note that 35. bxa3?? Ra8 would be immediately decisive for Black. |
Black's technique in securing an early opening plus and slowly increasing her advantage against a top tactician for a final decisive position is instructive.
Black's deflection 17...b3! seems to initiate the decisive attack. Perhaps <Honza Cervenka>'s suggestion of 17. b3!? would have held the position for White.
|Mar-17-06|| ||Whitehat1963: Is this game Menchik's greatest accomplishment or Khan's worst game?|
|Apr-23-06|| ||CapablancaFan: <Whitehat1963> <Is this game Menchik's greatest accomplishment or Khan's worst game?> Funny thing is, had Vera been a man, I don't think you would have made this statement. Khan has wins over Capablanca, Euwe, Colle and Tartakower just to name a few. So to score a point against him is quite notable, especially in an era where very few women played chess. Maybe Vera was just better that day. Hard concept to grasp isn't it?|
|Feb-16-11|| ||James Bowman: Nice game, steadfast and methodical, never does she seem not to be doing what she intends to be doing, a woman with a plan.|
|Sep-27-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Tremendous game from WC Menchik!
|Dec-05-13|| ||FSR: <Whitehat1963: Is this game Menchik's greatest accomplishment or Khan's worst game?>|
Neither. Menchik beat even greater players, e.g. Euwe vs Menchik, 1930; Menchik vs Euwe, 1931; Reshevsky vs Menchik, 1935.
Sultan Khan lost some much worse games, e.g. E Gilfer vs Sultan Khan, 1930.