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Herman Steiner vs John Charles Thompson
US Open (1940), Dallas, TX USA, rd 5, Aug-26
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange Variation (D41)  ·  1-0


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Apr-15-10  YoungEd: Cute trap! Black loses the queen or loses to Qd7++!
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  Phony Benoni: A couple of mistakes are associated with this game. First, it was played at the US Open at Dallas, 1940, not Dallas 1942.

Second, the game lasted only 12 moves, Black resigning after 12.dxe6. This version is confirmed by the game's publication in <Chess Review>, November 1940, p. 183. Also, the <New York Times> for August 27, 1940 mentions that it was a twelve-move game.

The confusion may stem from "The Fireside Book of Chess" by Chernev and Reinfeld, where it is given as a 13-move game played in 1942.

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  fredthebear: Oh that invading knight! After 12.fxe6 13.Rb1 heats up the Black queen and the d7-mating square which she protects. It's a case of Remove the Defender. White has the light squares along the a4-e8 diagonal covered.
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