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Jose Raul Capablanca / Hans Kmoch vs Max Euwe / Andre Lilienthal
Consultation game (1935), Hilversum NED, Jan-16
Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. Bogoljubow Variation III (A12)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jun-27-08
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  Chessdreamer: Correction: It should read
White: Jose Raul Capablanca/Hans Kmoch;
Black: Max Euwe/Andre Lilienthal :-)
Jun-27-08  wittmann: why not 23. h4, winning a piece?
Jun-27-08  pawn to QB4: 23...Bxd3 24.Qxd3 Nh7?
May-13-17  Paarhufer: This game was played in a radio broadcast. Black's position became passive around move 20 and suspicious soon thereafter.

White's last move, 34.♖f4, was a mistake. A winning plan could be ♖1f2, ♔h2, g4, g5. With a rook on the third rank, White has sometimes ♗c3 protecting b4.

The final position is more dynamic, but still better for White.

May-13-17  JimNorCal: Thanks <pawn to QB4>, I had the same question.
May-30-17
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  zanzibar: < This game was played in a radio broadcast. >

Source please.

Aside- what was the original names used to prompt <chessdreamer>'s comment?

And was it changed without specifying a reference?

May-30-17
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  zanzibar: Should this game really be recorded as a draw?

I think "*" is more appropriate, as it's likely the game was just discontinued after the 34th move (never to be resumed?).

May-31-17  sneaky pete: <Zanzibar> You're right, the game was adjourned (and never continued) after 34 moves due to lack of time. There is a small report in the January 1935 issue of Tijdschrift van de Nederlandse Schaakbond.

It was a radio (consultattion) game played in the evening of January 16. Both sides had 45 minutes for the first 20 moves, and even less time for the rest of the game (the radio station closed at midnight).

The game was scheduled to be between Capablanca and Euwe only. The consulting partners were added, maybe out of politeness, since they were available. Probably their names were missing in the original version here.

May-31-17  sneaky pete: The February issue of Tijdschrift reprints annotations by Euwe, first published (no exact date given) in the Dutch newspaper Het Volk. Euwe writes that, after a joint post mortem, a draw was agreed by all four players.


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The main lines start with 35.d5 e5 36.d6 exf4 37.dxe7 Qe3+


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which Euwe considers dubious for white, and 35.Bc1 Qxb4 36.Be3 e5 37.dxe5 Qb3


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May-31-17
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  zanzibar: Thanks <sneaky> for all that - it's nice having a definitive ref for the result (though a page number would be helpful).

I found a nice writeup in <De Telegraaf - 1935.01.17 p7>:

http://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/vi...

This was the only contemporaneous newspaper account with the movelist, although this link had a few paragraphs on the event:

http://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/vi...

The <De Telegraaf> article gives the conclusion as <afgebroken>:

afgebroken = adjourned

http://chess.granz.de/ch_vocab.html

(this latter link being a very handy page btw)

* * * * *

Is the Euwe article available online? If not, any possibility of getting a scan?

May-31-17
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  zanzibar: Here's Euwe talking about the game in an interview:

<B: Do you notice much evolution in technique?

E: In the openings, enormous progress has been made. For example, Timman beat Ribli recently with a theoretical innovation on the 26th move... The masters of other days were often just as creative, in fact their technique in the endgame was sometimes sublime but a man like Capablanca could get by without a deep knowledge of the openings. I once played a consultation game with Lilienthal against Capablanca and Kmoch. Kmoch revealed to me afterwards that he had had to break off at one stage to give Capablanca a long talk on the current situation in their opening! In his best days, however, Capablanca could outplay opponents in the opening too.>

https://www.chess.com/blog/batgirl/... (thanks to batgirl)

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