|Jul-15-05|| ||vonKrolock: The match USA vs Czechoslovakia in the last round of the Folkestone 1933 Ol was decisive for the order in the honour places: the Americans should score just one point from the four at stake to convert the leadership in final lone victory - while for the czechoslovakians only a victory by 3 1/2 to 1/2 would turn the second place to triumph - no tie was possible, and none of the other teams could join in the top... (Poland 4-0 against Iceland was enough just to share 3th place with Sweden and Hungary)|
Flohr played in bravourous mood, retaining the black King in the centre with a Pawn giving followed by an exchange sacrifice - the decisive phase shows signs of nervousness and time shortage <28.d8?? c7??>: when the dust went down, Flohr had performed his duty, as Opocensky in the 4th board against Simonson; Rejfir detained Fine to a drawn Game in the 3th board, so it was the veteran Marshall who saved the day beating Treybal in the 2nd board...
|Jun-09-07|| ||sfm: It goes with this story that incredibly nobody discovered the mentioned blunders. Neither the players, nor the commentators, who all accepted the forced win for white.
An amateur player then wrote in to the Danish "Skakbladet" ("The Chess Magazine") with his own analysis of 28.Td8+,Bc8.|
|Jun-10-07|| ||vonKrolock: <28.d8?? c7??> The double blunder was pointed out by Árpád Földeák, in "12 Sakkolimpia (London 1927-Moszkva 1956)", hungarian book from 1958.|
|Jun-11-11|| ||sfm: <vonLrolock: The double blunder was pointed out [in a] hungarian book from 1958.>
OK - the game is from '33 - hopefully the danish guy I mentioned took less than 25 years to write to "Skakbladet" :-)|
|Jun-11-11|| ||sfm: Thanks, BTW, for the interesting info.|
|Jun-11-11|| ||FSR: No one spells it out, but I take it the point is that 28.Rd8+?? would have left White's back rank hanging after 28...Bc8!, threatening 29...Qa1+, 29...Qb1+, and 29...Qxf2+.|
|Jul-01-11|| ||supastarr: it does look like both missed Bc8, but 29 Qe5+ Ka8 30 Rxc8+ Rxc8 31 f4 looks strong (winning?) for white|