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Vladas Mikenas
V Mikenas 
 
Number of games in database: 499
Years covered: 1931 to 1988

Overall record: +144 -197 =158 (44.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (34) 
    E23 E32 E33 E25 E46
 King's Indian (28) 
    E75 E79 E67 E91 E62
 Orthodox Defense (25) 
    D50 D52 D67 D63 D51
 Sicilian (17) 
    B99 B49 B32 B43 B67
 English (16) 
    A18 A16 A19 A14 A15
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A40 A45 D02 A46 D04
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (42) 
    B03 B05 B02 B04
 Grunfeld (32) 
    D75 D81 D83 D92 D87
 Sicilian (18) 
    B32 B58 B47 B29 B39
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A40 D02 E00 D01 A46
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D30 D35 D31
 English (13) 
    A13 A14 A15 A16 A19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941 1-0
   V Mikenas vs Flohr, 1933 1-0
   V Mikenas vs Kotov, 1949 1-0
   V Mikenas vs Alekhine, 1939 1/2-1/2
   V Mikenas vs B Vladimirov, 1963 1-0
   Alekhine vs V Mikenas, 1937 0-1
   V Mikenas vs Maroczy, 1933 1-0
   V Mikenas vs Alekhine, 1935 1/2-1/2
   V Mikenas vs Viktor, 1980 1-0
   Keres vs V Mikenas, 1937 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rosario (1939)
   USSR Championship (1944)
   Hastings 1937/38 (1937)
   USSR Championship (1955)
   Kemeri (1937)
   USSR Championship (1962)
   USSR Championship (1950)
   USSR Championship (1940)
   USSR Championship (1949)
   USSR Championship (1957)
   USSR Championship (1970)
   USSR Championship (1965)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Vladas Mikenas - Lithuanian Legend by Resignation Trap
   Kemeri 1939 by jessicafischerqueen
   Hastings 1937/38 by sneaky pete
   Rosario 1939 by Tabanus


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VLADAS MIKENAS
(born Apr-17-1910, died Nov-03-1992, 82 years old) Estonia (federation/nationality Lithuania)

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Vladas Jonovich Mikėnas was born in Revel (Tallinn), Estonia. His childhood life was difficult. His father, Jonas Mikenas, passed away when he was 10 years old. Vladas worked after school to earn money for a living. Despite this, he found time for chess. Late at night, he would hide from his disapproving mother and sisters, and sit quietly by the oil lamp to study chess games. In 1925, the 15-year old Mikenas participated in the Jubilee tournament of the Tallinn chess club. After losing his first three games, he won the remainder and took first place, half a point ahead of Friedrich Amelung. (1)

In 1928 (26 January - 3 May) Mikenas was 1st in Tallinn Championship with 8.5/12. (2)

Mikenas won the 1928/9 Estonian High School students/Youth Championship with 14/14, 100%! (29 December 1928 - 3 January 1929). (3)

In 1929, Mikenas took first place in the Tallinn championship. In the same year, he graduated from the Tallinn Russian gymnasium, and entered the Tallinn University of Technology.

In September 1930, Mikenas defeated Johannes Turn (+5 -2 =1) and became the Estonian chess champion. In December 1930, Tallinn hosted a tournament with the participation of seven local players and guest Efim Bogoljubov. Mikenas defeated Bogoljubov in the decisive game and took first place.

In addition to his university studies, Mikenas started working as a chess columnist for the weekly Estonian newspaper Esmaspaew ("Monday"). (1)

In February 1931, Mikenas took first place in a tournament of the Helsingin Yleinen Shakkiseura (Helsinki General Chess Club), Finland, with a result of 9.5/10. Right after the tournament he lost a match to Georg Lovén by 0.5 to 3.5. (4)

Also in 1931, Mikenas was invited to participate in the first Baltic countries championship, in Memel (Klaipeda). It was his first visit to Lithuania. Mikenas was the son of a Lithuanian father and a Polish mother. He did not speak Lithuanian, as they spoke Polish and Russian at home, but he had a Lithuanian passport. (1)

The tournament was held from May 22 to May 27, 1931. Isakas Vistaneckis (Kaunas) won the Baltic Champion title with 4.5/7, while Mikenas (Tallinn), Vladimir Petrov (Riga), Paul Saladin Leonhardt (Konigsberg), and Simon Gordon (Memel) shared places 2-5, with 4/7. (5)

During the Baltic championship 1931 in Klaipeda A. Z. Macht convinced Mikenas to move to Lithuania. In June 1931, Mikenas settled in Lithuania. (6)

Mikenas took part in the 3rd championship of Lithuania that started in 1931 and ended in 1932 in Kaunas. It consisted of two parts: a double round robin contenders tournament of 7 players (25 October 1931 - November 29, 1931), and a match between its winner and the reigning champion.
In double round tournament 1st was A. Z. Macht with 9.5/11. Mikenas was 2nd with 9/11, before I. Vistaneckis with 6/11, P. Vaitonis and M. Luckis - 4.5/11, V. Segalis - 2.5/11 and L. Abramavicius 0/6. Abramavicius lost all games in 1sh half of the tournament and didn't played in the 2nd part. (7)

The match for 1932 Lithuanian champion title between 1931 champion A. Z. Macht and contender V. Mikenas was held in Kaunas in the room of the Lithuanian Chess Union (Independence Square 2a) from February 14 to May 6 1932. According to the championship rules, contender had to win 6 games to become a Lithuanian champion. The champion would keep his title with the result of the match 5:5. Macht won this match (+6 -4 =3) and retained his title. (8)

In the middle of championship match (between Games 7 and 8), Mikenas played in a short tournament in Tallinn, 30 March - 5 April 1932. Mikenas shared first place with Turn and G. Friedmann with 3.5/5. (9)

Contenders tournament for 1933 Lithuanian championship match was held in Kaunas from 27 November to 20 December 1932. The double round robin (8 participants, all from Kaunas) The tournament was won by Vladas Mikenas, collecting 12.5 points out of 14. Paul Vaitonis was 2nd (9/14), and Markas Luckis was 3rd (8.5/14). I. Vistaneckis was 4th with the same number of points. (10)

In 1933, Mikenas defeated seven-time Lithuanian champion Aleksander Macht in a match and became the Lithuanian champion. The match was held in Kaunas from March 10 to April 19 1933. Mikenas won last 5 games and won the match with result +6 -3 =1. (11)

In 1934, he won a match for the Lithuanian Champion title against Paul Vaitonis, at 6-2. In 1935, Vladas Mikenas drew a match with Isakas Vistaneckis (8-8), and defended his title. In 1937 and 1938, he won two matches for the Lithuanian championship title, against Povilas (Paul) Vaitonis (5.5-4.5 in 1937, and 9-3 in 1938).

Mikenas played several times in the Lithuanian SSR championships in Vilnius. He won the 14th LTU-ch in 1947, won in 1948, took 3rd in 1949, took 6th in 1951, tied for 2nd–4th in 1952, took 6th in 1953, took 2nd in 1954, took 3rd in 1955, took 2nd in 1957, tied for 2nd-4th in 1958, took 3rd in 1959, tied for 3rd–4th in 1960, won in 1961, took 2nd in 1963, won in 1964, shared 1st in 1965, tied for 2nd–3rd in 1967, and tied for 1st–2nd in 1968.

In May-June 1937, Mikenas participated in the 1st International tournament in Kemeri (Kemeri (1937)), and defeated world champion Alexander Alekhine. In September-October 1940, he participated for the first time in the XII USSR championship finals. In this tournament he defeated Mikhail Botvinnik. (12)

From 1931 to 1939, he participated in five official, and one unofficial, Chess Olympiads as the captain and 1st board of the Lithuanian team. In July 1931, he played at the 4th Chess Olympiad in Prague (+7 –5 =6), and drew his game against world champion Alekhine. In July 1933, he played in the 5th Chess Olympiad in Folkestone (+5 –3 =6). In August 1935, he played in the 6th Chess Olympiad in Warsaw (+2 –6 =10). In August/September 1936, he played in the unofficial Olympiad in Munich (+5 –7 =8). In July/August 1937, he played in the 7th Chess Olympiad in Stockholm (+7 –3 =8). In August/September 1939, he played in the 8th Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires (+10 –5 =4). (13)

In May/June 1944, he tied for 5–6th with Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov in Moscow (13th USSR-ch) with 9/16. The winner was Mikhail Botvinnik with 12.5/16, and places 2-3 were taken by Vasily Smyslov and Isaac Boleslavsky with 10.5/16. (14)

In October/November 1945, he won the Baltic Chess Championship in Riga. (15)

In June/July 1946, he took 3rd, behind Yuri Averbakh and Vistaneckis, in Vilnius (Baltic Rep.-ch). (16)

Mikenas was awarded the International Master title in 1950. In 1968, he was awarded the International Arbiter title. (4)

In December 1959, Mikenas participated in the international tournament 'Baltic Sea – sea of peace' in Riga. He defeated Mikhail Tal, and took second place with 11/13, only 0.5 point behind Boris Spassky and ahead of Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush (8.5/13) and Mikhail Tal (8/13). (17)

Mikenas played on first board of the Lithuanian team that won the 'Europe Cup' 1963-1972 correspondence chess tournament, and in 1971 was awarded the International Master title in Correspondence Chess.

In 1977, at the age of 67, Mikenas won the Lithuanian Championship again. In 1987, FIDE awarded him the Honorary Grandmaster title. (4)

Vladas Mikenas participated in the USSR championship finals 10 times.

Mikenas was a coach of Paul Keres during the period of 1955-1962.

From 1983 to 1985, he was the chief arbiter of Candidates and Challengers Matches Garry KasparovAlexander Beliavsky, Kasparov – Smyslov, and Kasparov – Anatoly Karpov.

The contributions of Vladas Mikenas to chess openings theory: the Mikenas Variation of the Modern Benoni, a sharp attacking line (1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.♘c3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 ♗g7 8.e5), the Salomon Flohr Variation in the English Opening, and the Bogoljubov - Mikenas defense in the Queen's Pawn opening.

List of books published by Mikenas (18)

Šachmatų vadovėlis, ("Chess textbook"), 1932.
Šachmatu žaidimo pagrindai, ("Chess Game Basics"), 1950, second edition 1952.
Šachmatų pirmenybės, ("Chess competitions"), 1958.
35 metai prie šachmatų lentos, ("35 years at the chessboard"), 1961.
Šachmatai: teorija ir praktika ("Chess: Theory and Practice"), 1968.

Notes

(1) "35 metai prie šachmatų lentos" ("35 years at the chessboard"), by Mikenas. Valstybinė politinės ir mokslinės literatūros leidykla (State political and scientific literature publishing house), Vilnius 1961, pages 5-6, page 20.
(2) "Esmaspaew", Nr. 19, May 7, 1928, p. 8.
(3) "Paewaleht", January 14, 1929, p. 4
(4) Tidskrift för Schack, June-July 1931, p. 127; Suomen Shakki, 1944, p. 221; "35 metai prie šachmatų lentos", by Mikenas, pp. 17-20.
(5) "Esmaspaew" ("Monday"), number 23, 8 June 1931, page 8, Mikenas' article "keeruline tulemus Balti meistriturniir" ("complicated result of the Baltic masters tournament").
(6) "Pažadėtoji žemė-Lietuva" (Promised Land-Lithuania), by Vilius Kavaliauskas, Vilnius, 2013, p. 78.
(7) "Lietuvos Aidas", October 27, 1931, p. 7; "Lietuvos Aidas", November 3, 1931, p. 7; "Lietuvos Aidas", November 7, 1931, p. 8; "Lietuvos Aidas", November 14, 1931, p. 9; "Lietuvos Aidas", November 21, 1931, p. 9; "Lietuvos Aidas", December 1, 1931, p. 7.
(8) "Lietuvos Aidas", February 17, 1932, p. 7; "Lietuvos Aidas", May 7, 1932, p. 9; "Lietuvos Aidas", May 14, 1932, p. 9.
(9) "Paewaleht", April 2, 1932, p. 5; "Waba Maa", April 6, 1932, p. 2; "Paewaleht", April 7, 1932, p. 5.
(10) Bertašius A. "Lietuvos sporto žinynas" ("Lithuanian Sport Encyclopedia"), Vilnius, 1999. volume 1, p. 171.
(11) "Lietuvos Aidas", March 15, 1933, p. 5; "Lietuvos Aidas", March 22, 1933, p. 8; "Lietuvos Aidas", March 25, 1933, p. 14; "Lietuvos Aidas", March 28, 1933, p. 8; "Lietuvos Aidas", April 5, 1933, p. 11; "Lietuvos Aidas", April 13, 1933, p. 13; "Lietuvos Aidas", April 22, 1933, p. 10.
(12) Wikipedia article: Vladas Mik%C4%97nas
(13) http://www.olimpbase.org
(14) http://graeme.50webs.com/chesschamp...
(15) [rusbase-1]
(16) [rusbase-2]
(17) http://www.365chess.com/tournaments...
(18) http://a64.puslapiai.lt/mikenas/mik...

Last updated: 2018-10-18 08:32:10

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 499  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Mikenas vs L Schmitt 1-0261931BrnoD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
2. V Mikenas vs Noteboom  1-0511931BrnoE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
3. V Mikenas vs Vladimir Petrov  1-04119311st Baltic championshipE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
4. V Mikenas vs E Steiner  1-0541931Prague ol (Men)E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
5. F Apsenieks vs V Mikenas  0-1391931Prague ol (Men)D67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
6. Flohr vs V Mikenas 1-0341931Prague ol (Men)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. V Mikenas vs Alekhine  ½-½391931Prague ol (Men)D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Gruenfeld vs V Mikenas  ½-½421931Prague ol (Men)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Vidmar vs V Mikenas 0-1361931Prague ol (Men)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. V Mikenas vs Kashdan ½-½181931Prague ol (Men)D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. V Mikenas vs Yates  1-0341931Prague ol (Men)D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. S Rosselli del Turco vs V Mikenas  0-1221931Prague ol (Men)D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Bogoljubov vs V Mikenas  1-0541931Prague ol (Men)B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
14. V Mikenas vs Weenink  ½-½361931Prague ol (Men)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. V Mikenas vs H Johner  0-1361931Prague ol (Men)E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
16. M Golmayo De La Torriente vs V Mikenas  ½-½221931Prague ol (Men)B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
17. V Mikenas vs S Erdelyi  0-1681931Prague ol (Men)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Rubinstein vs V Mikenas 1-0661931Prague ol (Men)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. V Mikenas vs A Macht  0-1421932Lithuania championship matchA47 Queen's Indian
20. S Rosselli del Turco vs V Mikenas 0-1321933OlympiadE70 King's Indian
21. V Mikenas vs Maroczy 1-0311933OlympiadD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
22. V Mikenas vs V Soultanbeieff  1-0611933OlympiadA34 English, Symmetrical
23. V Mikenas vs Flohr 1-0201933OlympiadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
24. Alekhine vs V Mikenas 1-0451933OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
25. V Mikenas vs W Fairhurst 0-1491933OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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Oct-11-18  chesshistoryinterest: <Tabanus>
I guess I could consider it. I didn't think that someone as new as me to Chessgames.com would be given that authority.

Certainly, I would want to consult with someone knowledgeable about what was to be changed and have their agreement.

Interesting to look at one or two of the older versions.

Oct-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: < Where you say "Mark Lutskis", I take it you would mean "Marcos Luckis".>

It is the same person:

Mark Lutsky (Марк Луцкий) was born on January 17th 1905 in Pskov Governorate (Russian Empire) in Jewish family. After the family moved to Kaunas his name was translated to Lithuanian as Markas Luckis.

To avoid confusion I will change 'Mark Lutskis' to 'Markas Luckis'.

Picture of the Lutzki family business - fashion store in Kaunas, circa 1930: http://foto.terpe.lt/inkelti/200906...

<I was not even able to <browse> the Lietuvos Aidas> It is time consuming to find the articles without the "search" functionality working. The 2nd problem - in some cases the quality of print is so poor, that the letters are not recognizable. This can explain some of the errors.

Oct-11-18
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  Tabanus: <chi> One often should consult first but sometimes it's more handy just to do a change without asking.

I think you'd need to be a full member though. Not sure but I think so.

Oct-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: <I didn't think that someone as new as me to Chessgames.com would be given that authority.> You are contributing to CG a lot, so it would be beneficially for CG to add you to the editors group. I would certainly recommend you.

<If the reason for Mikenas moving to Lithuania is definitely established, it could be put in his bio.>

During the Baltic championship 1931 in Klaipeda A. Z. Macht convinced Mikenas to move to Lithuania.

It was mentioned in the book of Vilius Kavaliauskas, "Pažadėtoji žemė-Lietuva" (Promised Land-Lithuania), Vilnius, 2013, p. 78.

Lithuanian historian Eugenijus Paleckis is sure that opportunity to participate in chess Olympiad and to make better chess carrier in Lithuania was a major reason.

Oct-11-18
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  hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> I fixed the errors discovered by you, thanks.
Oct-11-18  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy> <You are contributing to CG a lot, so it would be beneficially for CG to add you to the editors group. I would certainly recommend you.> Thank you (and Tabanus). Circumstances mean I may be rather tied up in the next week or two (it's a bit unpredictable), I'll look into it after that.

<During the Baltic championship 1931 in Klaipeda A. Z. Macht convinced Mikenas to move to Lithuania.

It was mentioned in the book of Vilius Kavaliauskas, "Pažadėtoji žemė-Lietuva" (Promised Land-Lithuania), Vilnius, 2013, p. 78.

Lithuanian historian Eugenijus Paleckis is sure that opportunity to participate in chess Olympiad and to make better chess carrier in Lithuania was a major reason.>

Very interesting! I did suspect something like this. Is the military thing a myth then? Just wondering why the newspaper item seems to indicate Mikenas said this.

Oct-11-18
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  hemy: The match for 1932 Lithuanian champion title between 1931 champion A. Z. Macht and contender V. Mikenas was held in Kaunas in the room of the Lithuanian Chess Union (Independence Square 2a) from February 14 to May 6 1932.

According to the championship rules, contender had to win 6 games to become a Lithuanian champion. The games that ended with a draw were not considered for the match score. The champion retains his title with the result of the match 5:5.

("Lietuvos Aidas", February 17, 1932, p. 7)

The start of the match made a lot of troubles for the Lithuanian Chess Federation, as Macht insisted that the match should be played up to six winning parties, not including ended with a draw, and that a match fund - 1,000 litas, of which 60 percent would be awarded to the winner and 40 - for the loser. It was not easy to set up a cash match fund. Vladas Mikenas did not understand why Macht, a wealthy man, one of the directors of the Kaunas Jewish Bank, did not agree to start the match until a monetary fund is established. When asked, Macht replied: "I want chess to be highly appreciated."

(Dvorkovich, "Vladas Mikenas", p. 31)

Game 1, February 14: Mikenas - Macht 1-0
Game 2, February 19: Macht - Mikenas 1-0
Game 3, February 24: Mikenas - Macht 1-0
Game 4, March 4: Macht - Mikenas 1-0
Game 5, March : Mikenas - Macht 0.5-0.5
Game 6, March : Macht - Mikenas 0-1
Game 7, Sun. March 20: Mikenas - Macht 1-0
Game 8, April 13: Macht - Mikenas 0.5-0.5
Game 9, April 22: Mikenas - Macht 0.5-0.5
Game 10, April 23: Macht - Mikenas 1-0
Game 11, April 24: Mikenas - Macht 0-1
Game 12, April 28: Macht - Mikenas 1-0
Game 13, May 6: Mikenas - Macht 0-1

Sources:

"Lietuvos Aidas", February 17, 1932, p. 7;
"Lietuvos Aidas", February 20, 1932, p. 9;
"Lietuvos Aidas", February 23, 1932, p. 7;
"Lietuvos Aidas", February 27, 1932, p. 9;
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 1, 1932, p. 7;
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 5, 1932, p. 9;
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 15, 1932, p. 7;
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 19, 1932, p. 9;
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 22, 1932, p. 7;
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 24, 1932, p. 10;
"Lietuvos Aidas", April 16, 1932, p. 10;
"Lietuvos Aidas", April 23, 1932, p. 8;
"Lietuvos Aidas", April 30, 1932, p. 9;
"Lietuvos Aidas", May 7, 1932, p. 9;
"Lietuvos Aidas", May 14, 1932, p. 9.

Oct-11-18  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy> Great post, you're certainly writing Lithuanian chess history. Another event not even mentioned in Di Felice.

Wow, what a collapse by Mikenas at the end.

Oct-11-18
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  hemy: <The match for 1932 Lithuanian champion title>

The dates of games 5 and 6 are updated, date of game 4 corrected:

Game 1, February 14: Mikenas - Macht 1-0
Game 2, February 19: Macht - Mikenas 1-0
Game 3, February 24: Mikenas - Macht 1-0
Game 4, February 28: Macht - Mikenas 1-0
Game 5, March 15: Mikenas - Macht 0.5-0.5
Game 6, March 18: Macht - Mikenas 0-1
Game 7, March 20: Mikenas - Macht 1-0
Game 8, April 13: Macht - Mikenas 0.5-0.5
Game 9, April 22: Mikenas - Macht 0.5-0.5
Game 10, April 23: Macht - Mikenas 1-0
Game 11, April 24: Mikenas - Macht 0-1
Game 12, April 28: Macht - Mikenas 1-0
Game 13, May 6: Mikenas - Macht 0-1

[Event "Lithuanian championship 1932 match, game 1"] [Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.02.14"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D45"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', February 17, 1932, p. 7; 'Lietuvos Aidas', February 20, 1932, p. 9"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Ne5 Nxe5 7. dxe5 Nd7 8. cxd5 exd5 9. f4 Bb4 10. Bd3 Nc5 11. O-O O-O 12. Ne2 Nxd3 13. Qxd3 f6 14. exf6 Qxf6 15. e4 Bc5+ 16. Kh1 Be6 17. Ng3 Qd4 18. Qc2 dxe4 19. Nxe4 Be7 20. Re1 Bd5 21. Nc3 Bh4 22. Be3 Qc4 23. b3 Be4 24. Qxe4 Qxc3 25. Bd4 Qb4 26. Qe6+ Kh8 27. Re4 Qb5 28. Bxg7+ Kxg7 29. Qg4+ Bg5 30. Re5 Qb4 31. Qxg5+ Kh8 32. Re7 Qd4 33. Rae1 Qf6 34. Rxb7 Qxg5 35. fxg5 a5 36. h4 Rae8 37. Rxe8 Rxe8 38. Ra7 Re5 39. Kh2 Rb5 40. Kg3 c5 41. Kh3 Kg8 42. g3 Kh8 43. Kg4 Rb4+ 44. Kf5 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

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[Event "Lithuanian championship 1932 match, game 2"] [Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.02.19"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Black "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C87"]
[PlyCount "69"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', February 23, 1932, p. 7"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. h3 Bd7 9. d4 exd4 10. cxd4 b5 11. Bc2 Nb4 12. Bb3 c5 13. e5 Ne8 14. exd6 Bxd6 15. dxc5 Bxc5 16. Nc3 Bf5 17. Qxd8 Rxd8 18. Re5 Bxf2+ 19. Kxf2 Nd3+ 20. Kg3 Nxe5 21. Nxe5 Nf6 22. Be3 Be6 23. Bxe6 fxe6 24. Bc5 Rfe8 25. Be3 Rf8 26. Kh2 Nd5 27. Bc5 Rf6 28. Rd1 Rf5 29. Nc6 Rd7 30. Nxd5 Kh8 31. Nce7 Rg5 32. Rf1 h5 33. Nf4 Rxc5 34. Nfg6+ Kh7 35. Nf8+ 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

Oct-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: <The match for 1932 Lithuanian champion title>

[Event "Lithuanian championship 1932 match, game 3"] [Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.02.24"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Mikenas"]
[Black "Macht"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D45"]
[PlyCount "125"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', February 27, 1932, p. 9; 'Lietuvos Aidas', March 5, 1932, p. 9"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Ne5 c5 7. f4 cxd4 8. exd4 Bb4 9. a3 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 Ne4 11. Qc2 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Qh4+ 13. g3 Nxg3 14. Qf2 Nf5 15. Qxh4 Nxh4 16. Be3 Bd7 17. cxd5 exd5 18. O-O-O O-O 19. Rg1 Be6 20. Bd3 Rfc8 21. Kb2 Bf5 22. Bf2 Bxd3 23. Rxd3 Ng6 24. Rdg3 Kf8 25. Bd4 Nxf4 26. Rxg7 Ne2 27. R1g2 Nf4 28. Rg1 Ne2 29. R1g2 Nf4 30. R2g4 h5 31. Rg1 Ne6 32. Rh7 Nxd4 33. cxd4 Ke7 34. Rgg7 Rf8 35. h3 Rac8 36. Rxh5 Rc4 37. Rh4 Rfc8 38. Rg2 R8c6 39. Rf4 Rb6+ 40. Ka2 Rbc6 41. h4 Rc2+ 42. Rxc2 Rxc2+ 43. Kb3 Rc6 44. Kb4 a6 45. Ka5 Ke8 46. a4 Rh6 47. Kb4 b6 48. a5 bxa5+ 49. Kc5 a4 50. Kxd5 a3 51. Rf3 f6 52. exf6 a2 53. Ra3 Rxf6 54. Rxa2 Rh6 55. Rh2 Kd7 56. h5 a5 57. Kc5 a4 58. Kb4 Ke7 59. Kxa4 Rd6 60. Rh4 Kf7 61. h6 Kg8 62. h7+ Kh8 63. Kb5 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

[Event "Lithuanian championship 1932 match, game 4"] [Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.02.28"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Macht"]
[Black "Mikenas"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E14"]
[PlyCount "91"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', March 1, 1932, p. 7; 'Lietuvos Aidas', March 5, 1932, p. 9"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. c4 Bb7 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 d6 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. O-O Be7 8. Qc2 c5 9. e4 O-O 10. d5 exd5 11. exd5 Re8 12. h3 Nf8 13. Bd2 Ng6 14. Bd3 a6 15. a4 Bc8 16. Ne2 Bd7 17. Ng3 b5 18. axb5 axb5 19. cxb5 Nxd5 20. Ra6 Nc7 21. Ba5 Rxa6 22. bxa6 Qc8 23. Bxc7 Qxc7 24. b4 d5 25. bxc5 Bxc5 26. Rc1 Rc8 27. Kh1 Qa7 28. Qb3 Bxf2 29. Rxc8+ Bxc8 30. Qxd5 Bxa6 31. Bxg6 Qc7 32. Qa8+ Qc8 33. Qxc8+ Bxc8 34. Ne4 Ba7 35. Nd6 Bxh3 36. Bxf7+ Kf8 37. Bd5 Bb8 38. Nc4 Bd7 39. Nb6 Be8 40. Ng5 h6 41. Ne6+ Kg8 42. Nc8 Bf7 43. Ne7+ Kh8 44. Kg1 g5 45. Kf2 Bd6 46. Nc6 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

Oct-12-18  chesshistoryinterest: In the middle of this match (between Games 7 and 8), Mikenas played in a short tournament in Tallinn, 30 March - 5 April 1932. Crosstable in "Paewaleht", 7 April 1932, Page 5.

https://dea.digar.ee/cgi-bin/dea?a=...

(I confirmed the blank in the crosstable for Lorop's result vs Turn was a draw.)

This tournament is not mentioned in Di Felice.

Estonian newspaper exclaiming that Mikenas was ahead of Macht 4-2 in decisive games in their match at this stage ("Esmaspaev", 29 March 1932, Page 3), here:

https://dea.digar.ee/cgi-bin/dea?a=...

The dates of the tournament were given as scheduled to be 30 March to 4 April in "Paewaleht", 30 March 1932, Page 4, but an adjourned game was completed on 5 April, so I suppose technically the tournament finished on 5 April. 2 April was a rest day.

The Draw was given in "Paewaleht", 1 April 1932, Page 6, and was: 1. Mikenas; 2. Laurentius; 3. G.Friedemann; 4. Lorop; 5. Turn; 6. Villard.

This means Mikenas' schedule (confirmed by other reports) was: Round 1, 30 March 1932: White vs Villard 1-0
Round 2, 31 March 1932: White vs Laurentius 1-0
Round 3, 1 April 1932: Black vs G. Friedemann 0.5-0.5 Round 4, 3 April 1932: White vs Lorop 1-0
Round 5, 4 April 1932: Black vs Turn, Mikenas lost.

His win over Laurentius in Round 2, 31 March 1932, with notes by Mikenas, is given in "Paewaleht", 2 April 1932. Page 5, here:

https://dea.digar.ee/cgi-bin/dea?a=...

[Leo Laurentius changed his name to Leho Laurine near the end of 1936.]

His loss to Turn in Round 5, 4 April 1932 is given in "Waba Maa", 6 April 1932. Page 2, here:

https://dea.digar.ee/cgi-bin/dea?a=...

[Turn thus gained some measure of revenge for his match loss for the Estonian Championship in 1930 to Mikenas.]

Oct-12-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> It is a great discovery made by you - <Tallinn, 30 March - 5 April 1932> tournament.

Because of this tournament the game 8 was moved to April 13.

The game 7 was played on Sunday March 20, 1932, the next Sunday, March 27 was an Easter Sunday.

Oct-12-18  chesshistoryinterest: Mikenas mentions the Macht match in "35 Metai Prie Sachmatu Lentos" (giving the score as +6-4=3, which confirms yours) on pages 50-51; plus one of the games (61 moves) on pages 52 to 54. He has a bit to say about it. Not sure if he mentions the Tallinn tournament as being a distraction as I cannot read the Lithuanian.

He briefly mentions the Tallinn tournament on Page 50. Curiously, he says that Turn only came third with 3 points. But several newspapers reported the final result as Turn sharing first place with G. Friedmann and Mikenas with 3.5 points (indeed one commented on Turn having the best Sonneborn-Berger countback score). The adjournment that went into 5 April was the Round 4 game Villard-Turn. It was adjourned in a drawish position, but somehow Turn won in the adjournment. Mikenas played a simul on 5 April - possibly he just assumed the game would be a draw and was never aware that Turn had tied him for first.

Oct-12-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: In "Lietuvos Aidas", March 19, 1932, p. 9 was published game 5 of the championship match Mikenas - Macht.

In the same article was also mentioned that Mikenas will go to Tallinn on March 22, 1932. Mikenas was invited by Estonian chess federation to participate in many chess events, including 2 simultaneous exhibistions.

[Event "Lithuanian champ. 1932 match, game 5"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.03.15"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D16"]
[PlyCount "70"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', March 19, 1932, p. 9"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 e6 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Bxc4 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Qe2 Qc7 10. e4 e5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Nxe5 Qxe5 13. f4 Bc5+ 14. Be3 Bxe3+ 15. Qxe3 Ng4 16. Qe2 Qc5+ 17. Kh1 Ne3 18. Rfc1 Nxc4 19. Nd1 b5 20. b3 Qd6 21. bxc4 Qxf4 22. cxb5 Bg4 23. Qe3 Qf1+ 24. Qg1 Qxg1+ 25. Kxg1 cxb5 26. axb5 Bxd1 27. Rxd1 Rab8 28. Rd5 Rb7 29. Kf2 Re7 30. Kf3 f6 31. g4 h6 32. Rad1 Kf7 33. Rd7 Rb8 34. R1d5 Rb6 35. Ke3 a6 1/2-1/2

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

[Event "Lithuanian champ. 1932 match, game 6"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.03.18"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Black "Mikenas , Vladas"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C01"]
[PlyCount "64"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', March 22, 1932, p. 7"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. exd5 exd5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nge2 Nge7 7. O-O O-O 8. Bg5 Bg4 9. f3 Bh5 10. Nf4 Bxc3 11. bxc3 Bg6 12. Nxg6 hxg6 13. Qe2 Qd6 14. Rab1 b6 15. Rfe1 Rfe8 16. Qf2 Nd8 17. Qh4 Ne6 18. Rxe6 fxe6 19. Bxe7 Qxe7 20. Qg4 Qf6 21. Bxg6 Red8 22. Re1 Rd6 23. Qh5 Rad8 24. f4 Kf8 25. Re5 Ke7 26. f5 Rf8 27. Qe2 Kd7 28. fxe6+ Rxe6 29. Rxd5+ Ke7 30. Re5 Rxe5 31. Qxe5+ Qxe5 32. dxe5 Ke6 0-1

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

Oct-12-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: Games 7 and 8 - <The match for 1932 Lithuanian champion title>

[Event "Lithuania champ 1932, game 7"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.03.20"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D46"]
[PlyCount "65"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', March 24, 1932, p. 10"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Qe2 Qc7 9. b3 dxc4 10. bxc4 e5 11. Bb2 exd4 12. exd4 Re8 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Ng4 15. f4 f5 16. h3 Bc5+ 17. Kh1 Qd8 18. Na4 Nf2+ 19. Rxf2 Bxf2 20. Rd1 Qh4 21. Rf1 Bg3 22. Qe3 Be6 23. Nc5 Rad8 24. Nxe6 Rxe6 25. Bxf5 Re7 26. Ba3 Ree8 27. e6 Qf6 28. e7 Qxf5 29. exd8=Q Rxd8 30. Qxg3 Rd3 31. Rf3 Rd1+ 32. Kh2 Qb1 33. Qg4 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

[Event "Lithanian champ. game 8"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.04.13"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Black "Mikenas , Vladas"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B10"]
[PlyCount "70"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 16, 1932, p. 10"]

1. e4 c6 2. c4 d5 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nc3 Qa5 6. Bc4 Nf6 7. Nf3 a6 8. O-O e6 9. d4 b5 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. Qe2 Nbd7 12. Ne5 b4 13. Nxd7 Nxd7 14. Ne4 Be7 15. f4 Nf6 16. f5 Bxe4 17. Bxe4 Nxe4 18. Qxe4 Qd5 19. Qxd5 exd5 20. Bf4 Rc8 21. Rfe1 Kd7 22. Re5 Rc2 23. Rae1 Bf6 24. Rxd5+ Kc6 25. Rd6+ Kb5 26. b3 Rhc8 27. g4 Rd8 28. Rxd8 Bxd8 29. Rc1 Rxc1+ 30. Bxc1 Bf6 31. Bb2 Kc6 32. Kf2 Kd5 33. Ke3 Bg5+ 34. Kd3 g6 35. fxg6 fxg6 1/2-1/2

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

After game 8 Mikenas was leading with result +4 -2 =2. To win the Lithuanian champion title he need to win 2 more games. Macht need to win 3 more games, to collect 5 winning games to keep his champion title.

Oct-12-18  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy> It is Game 3 that is in Mikenas' book, pages 52-54. He misses out the repetition on moves 28 and 29, thus finishing up with 61 moves. Curious.

I see what you mean by the bad print in the newspaper...!

Oct-12-18  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>

<In the same article was also mentioned that Mikenas will go to Tallinn on March 22, 1932. Mikenas was invited by Estonian chess federation to participate in many chess events, including 2 simultaneous exhibistions.> Nice to see that good relations were maintained between the Estonian Chess Federation and Mikenas after his move to Lithuania.

It seems that Mikenas planned to move back to Estonia about the end of 1938 ("Uudisleht", 23 September 1938, Page 14)

https://dea.digar.ee/cgi-bin/dea?a=...

The main reason for moving to Lithuania (furthering chess career) was now reversed. Mikenas' main Lithuanian sparring partner, Macht, had moved to Palestine, while the formidable Keres and Paul Schmidt had arisen in Estonia. But for some reason, it didn't happen.

If Estonia had managed to retain all the talent that was born there and there had been no World War 2, Estonia could have had a very formidable Olympiad team indeed by the mid-1940's (The developing Sarapu, born 1924, would probably have become a strong GM as well, had he stayed in Europe after WW2). The team could have been:

Board 1 Keres (born Narva)
Board 2 Mikenas (born Tallinn)
Board 3 Schmidt (born Narva)
Board 4 Sarapu (born Narva)
with reserves Raud (born Viljandi) and G. Friedemann (born Tallinn).

What a team! Only the USSR and the USA would have been able to compete.

Oct-12-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: <The match for 1932 Lithuanian champion title>

Draw in the game 9. From the game 10 starting collapse of Mikenas it this match.

[Event "Lithuania champ. game 9"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.04.22"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D61"]
[PlyCount "72"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 23, 1932, p. 8"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Be7 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Qc2 O-O 11. Bd3 Nf6 12. O-O g6 13. a3 a5 14. Rac1 Bd7 15. Qb3 Rfb8 16. Qb6 Qd8 17. Qxd8+ Rxd8 18. Rc5 Be8 19. Ne5 Nd7 20. Nxd7 Bxd7 21. Rfc1 Kf8 22. h4 Ke7 23. Kh2 f5 24. Kg3 h6 25. Rh1 Kf6 26. f3 Re8 27. Re1 Re7 28. e4 fxe4 29. fxe4 dxe4 30. Rxe4 Rxe4 31. Bxe4 Re8 32. Bf3 Re3 33. Rxa5 Rb3 34. Ra8 Rxb2 35. Rf8+ Ke7 36. Rh8 Kf6 1/2-1/2

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

[Event "Lithuanian champ game 10"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.04.23"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Black "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D05"]
[PlyCount "53"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 30, 1932, p. 9"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Nd7 5. Bd3 Ngf6 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. Ne5 Nxe5 8. dxe5 Nd7 9. f4 f6 10. exf6 Nxf6 11. O-O Qb6 12. Nf3 O-O 13. b3 Bd7 14. Qc2 Rad8 15. Bb2 Qc7 16. c4 d4 17. Rae1 Bd6 18. exd4 Bxf4 19. Ne5 Bh6 20. d5 exd5 21. cxd5 Bc8 22. b4 b6 23. Nc6 Rde8 24. Be5 Qf7 25. Bxh7+ Kh8 26. Bg6 Qxd5 27. Bxe8 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

Oct-12-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: <The match for 1932 Lithuanian champion title>

After Mikenas lost the games 11 and 12 the match was decided. It was played the game 13 as well, but even Mikenas would win it, the score of winning games would be 5:5 and Macht would keep the champion title. Mikenas could win this game, but the last mistake was done by him.

[Event "Lithuania champ match, game 11"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.04.24"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A47"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 30, 1932, p. 9"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. e3 Bb7 4. Bd3 c5 5. b3 cxd4 6. exd4 g6 7. Bb2 Bg7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. O-O Nd5 10. Re1 Nf4 11. Bf1 d6 12. g3 Ne6 13. Bc4 d5 14. Bd3 Nc5 15. Bf1 Ne4 16. Ne5 Nd7 17. f3 Nxd2 18. Qxd2 Qc7 19. Nxd7 Qxd7 20. a4 a5 21. Bb5 Qc7 22. Ba3 Bf6 23. Qe3 Bc6 24. Bd3 Rfe8 25. f4 Bd7 26. Bb2 h5 27. Re2 h4 28. Qf3 hxg3 29. hxg3 Kg7 30. g4 Rh8 31. g5 Rh3 32. gxf6+ exf6 33. Qg2 Qxf4 34. Rf1 Qh4 35. Rf3 Rh8 36. Rxh3 Bxh3 37. Qf3 Qg5+ 38. Rg2 Bxg2 39. Qxg2 Qe3+ 40. Kf1 Rh4 41. Be2 Rf4+ 42. Ke1 Rf5 0-1

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

[Event "Lithuania champ game 12"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.04.28"]
[Round "12"]
[White "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Black "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D05"]
[PlyCount "89"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', May 7, 1932, p. 9"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nbd2 c5 4. e3 d5 5. c3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Be7 7. Ne5 O-O 8. f4 Ne8 9. O-O f5 10. Ndf3 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 c4 12. Be2 Nd6 13. Bf3 Qc7 14. Bd2 Bf6 15. b3 b5 16. g4 Ne4 17. bxc4 Bxe5 18. fxe5 Qxc4 19. Be2 Qc6 20. Rb1 a6 21. a4 bxa4 22. c4 dxc4 23. Bb4 Bb7 24. Bxf8 Ng5 25. d5 exd5 26. Rxf5 c3 27. Qc2 d4 28. Qa2+ Kh8 29. Bxg7+ Kxg7 30. Rxb7+ Qxb7 31. Rxg5+ Kh8 32. Qe6 Rf8 33. Rf5 Qc8 34. Rxf8+ Qxf8 35. exd4 c2 36. Qc4 Qf4 37. Qxc2 Qxd4+ 38. Kg2 Qxe5 39. Qc8+ Kg7 40. Qb7+ Kf8 41. Bc4 Qe8 42. Qd5 Qg6 43. Qd8+ Kg7 44. Qg8+ Kh6 45. Qxg6+ 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

[Event "Lithuania champ match game 13"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.05.06"]
[Round "13"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E12"]
[PlyCount "112"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', May 14, 1932, p. 9"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. c4 Bb7 4. Nc3 e6 5. Qc2 d6 6. e4 Nbd7 7. Bf4 Be7 8. Bd3 Nh5 9. Bg3 c5 10. d5 e5 11. Qd2 a6 12. a4 O-O 13. h3 Re8 14. Bh2 g5 15. g3 Nf8 16. h4 g4 17. Ng1 Kg7 18. O-O-O Bc8 19. Rf1 Ng6 20. f3 Nxh4 21. gxh4 g3 22. Nge2 gxh2 23. Rxh2 h6 24. Kb1 b5 25. cxb5 axb5 26. Bxb5 Bd7 27. Bxd7 Qxd7 28. f4 Bf6 29. f5 Kh7 30. Rg1 Reb8 31. Rc1 Rb4 32. Ng1 Nf4 33. Nf3 Rab8 34. Rg1 Ra8 35. Qc2 c4 36. Qd2 Rbxa4 37. Nxa4 Qxa4 38. Qc3 Qa2+ 39. Kc2 Rb8 40. Nd2 Qa4+ 41. Kb1 Nd3 42. Nxc4 Nc5 43. Nxd6 Nb3 44. Rd1 Qa1+ 45. Kc2 Qa4 46. Rd3 Nd4+ 47. Kb1 Nb3 48. Kc2 Nd4+ 49. Kb1 Nb3 50. Rd1 Qa1+ 51. Kc2 Qa4 52. Rhd2 Be7 53. Qxe5 Bxd6 54. Qf6 Nxd2+ 55. Kxd2 Bf4+ 56. Ke2 Qxe4+ 0-1

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordText/...

Oct-13-18  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>

Great to have these games, which (apart from Game 3) may well have been seen by almost nobody outside of Lithuania.

I presume Game 13 was played only for the purposes of prize money (to determine whether Macht would win the match or whether it would be a draw).

Oct-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: Contenders tournament for 1933 Lithuanian championship match was held in Kaunas from 27 November to 20 December 1932. The double round robin (8 participants, all from Kaunas) The tournament winner was by Vladas Mikenas.

Results:

1. V. Mikenas 12,5/14
2. P. Vaitonis 9/14
3. M. Luckis 8,5/14
4. I. Vistaneckis 8,5/14
5. L. Abramavičius 6,5/14
6. D. Žilevičius 3,5/14
7. S. Disleris 3,5/14
8. G. Gladšteinas 3/14

Source:
Bertašius A. "Lietuvos sporto žinynas" ("Lithuanian Sport Encyclopedia"), Vilnius, 1999. volume 1, p. 171;

Oct-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: "The match for 1933 Lithuanian champion title between Aleksander Macht was held in Kaunas from March 10 to April 18, 1933." Lithuanian Sport Encyclopedia: "Match for absolute champion title, 1933 03 10 - 04 18, Kaunas, V. Mikenas - A. Machtas 6:6"

https://www.dropbox.com/s/eh8jo6vgl...

The Wikipedia page of the Lithuania chess championship 1933 adding only one detail: "In some point of the match Macht was leading with result 3:1."

https://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/1933_...

The contemporary newspapers "Lietuvos Aidas", March-April 1933 providing more accurate information. This match included 10 games, final result was +6 -3 =1 and was finished on April 19.

1. March 10, 1933, Macht - Mikenas 0.5-0.5
2. March 12, 1933, Mikenas - Macht 1-0
3. March 17, 1933, Macht - Mikenas 1-0
4. March 19, 1933, Mikenas - Macht 0-1
5. March 24, 1933, Macht - Mikenas 1-0
6. March 26, 1933, Mikenas - Macht 1-0
7. March 31, 1933, Macht - Mikenas 0-1
8. April 4, 1933, Mikenas - Macht 1-0
9. April 9, 1933, Macht - Mikenas 0-1
10. April 11, 1933, Mikenas - Macht 1-0

The game 9 was finished on April 18 and the game 10 on April 19.

In the 1st match (1932 championship) Mikenas lost 4 last games. This time Mikenas won last 5 games. Both players displayed exiting games.

Sources:

"Lietuvos Aidas", March 11, 1933, p. 14
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 15, 1933, p. 5
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 22, 1933, p. 8
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 25, 1933, p. 14
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 28, 1933, p. 8
"Lietuvos Aidas", April 5, 1933, p. 11
"Lietuvos Aidas", April 13, 1933, p. 13
"Lietuvos Aidas", April 22, 1933, p. 10

All the articles about this match (and the 1932 match as well) were written by Mikenas.

The pgn files of the games will be published by me later.

Oct-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: 1933 (March 10 - April 19) Lithuanian championship match V. Mikenas - A. Z. Macht, Kaunas.

Games 1 and 2:

[Event "Lithuania Champ. 1933 match game 1"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.10"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Black "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Result "0.5-0.5"]
[ECO "C66"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', March 15, 1933, p. 5"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 d6 6. Bb5 Bd7 7. O-O Be7 8. Re1 O-O 9. Bg5 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 Bxb5 11. Nxb5 Ng4 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. e5 Nxe5 14. f4 a6 15. fxe5 axb5 16. exd6 Qxd6 17. Qxd6 cxd6 18. Re7 Rfe8 19. Rxb7 Re2 20. Rxb5 Rxc2 21. Re1 h6 22. a3 d5 23. Rxd5 Rxb2 24. Ra1 Rc8 25. Rd3 Rcc2 26. Rg3 h5 27. h3 g6 28. Rd1 Kg7 29. Rd7 Kf8 30. Kh2 Rf2 31. Rdd3 h4 32. Rg4 Ra2 33. a4 Ke7 34. Rdd4 0.5-0.5

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordImage...

[Event "Lithuania champ. 1933 game 2"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.12"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C49"]
[PlyCount "165"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bb4 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 Bxc3 7. bxc3 d6 8. Bg5 Qe7 9. Nd2 h6 10. Bxf6 Qxf6 11. Nc4 Ne7 12. Ne3 c6 13. Bc4 Ng6 14. Kh1 Bd7 15. Qh5 Nf4 16. Qf3 d5 17. exd5 Rad8 18. g3 Nxd5 19. Qxf6 Nxf6 20. f3 Rfe8 21. Kg2 g6 22. Bb3 Be6 23. Bxe6 Rxe6 24. a4 b6 25. c4 a5 26. Rfb1 c5 27. Rb5 Kf8 28. Rab1 Rdd6 29. Kf2 Ke8 30. Ke2 Kd8 31. g4 Kc8 32. h4 Nd7 33. Nd5 Kd8 34. g5 h5 35. Kd2 Kc8 36. Re1 Kd8 37. Rbb1 Nb8 38. Re4 Nd7 39. Rf1 Rc6 40. Kc3 Ke8 41. f4 exf4 42. Rxe6+ fxe6 43. Nxf4 Nf8 44. Ne2 e5 45. Ng3 Ke7 46. Ne4 Nd7 47. Kd2 Rc8 48. Nf6 Rf8 49. Nd5+ Ke6 50. Rb1 Rb8 51. Ke3 Kd6 52. Ke4 Ke6 53. Rf1 Rc8 54. Nxb6 Rf8 55. Rxf8 Nxf8 56. Nc8 Nd7 57. c3 Nb8 58. Na7 Nd7 59. Nc8 Nb8 60. d4 exd4 61. cxd4 cxd4 62. Kxd4 Nd7 63. c5 Ne5 64. Nd6 Nc6+ 65. Ke4 Ne5 66. Nb5 Nc4 67. Nd4+ Kd7 68. Kd5 Ne3+ 69. Ke5 Ng4+ 70. Ke4 Kc7 71. Kd5 Ne3+ 72. Ke5 Ng2 73. Nf3 Kc6 74. Kd4 Kc7 75. Kc4 Nf4 76. Ne5 Kb7 77. Kb5 Kc7 78. Kxa5 Ng2 79. Nxg6 Kc6 80. Kb4 Ne3 81. Ne7+ Kd7 82. a5 Kxe7 83. a6 1-0

[Event "Lithuania champ. 1933 game 2"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.12"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C49"]
[PlyCount "165"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', March 22, 1933, p. 8"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bb4 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 Bxc3 7. bxc3 d6 8. Bg5 Qe7 9. Nd2 h6 10. Bxf6 Qxf6 11. Nc4 Ne7 12. Ne3 c6 13. Bc4 Ng6 14. Kh1 Bd7 15. Qh5 Nf4 16. Qf3 d5 17. exd5 Rad8 18. g3 Nxd5 19. Qxf6 Nxf6 20. f3 Rfe8 21. Kg2 g6 22. Bb3 Be6 23. Bxe6 Rxe6 24. a4 b6 25. c4 a5 26. Rfb1 c5 27. Rb5 Kf8 28. Rab1 Rdd6 29. Kf2 Ke8 30. Ke2 Kd8 31. g4 Kc8 32. h4 Nd7 33. Nd5 Kd8 34. g5 h5 35. Kd2 Kc8 36. Re1 Kd8 37. Rbb1 Nb8 38. Re4 Nd7 39. Rf1 Rc6 40. Kc3 Ke8 41. f4 exf4 42. Rxe6+ fxe6 43. Nxf4 Nf8 44. Ne2 e5 45. Ng3 Ke7 46. Ne4 Nd7 47. Kd2 Rc8 48. Nf6 Rf8 49. Nd5+ Ke6 50. Rb1 Rb8 51. Ke3 Kd6 52. Ke4 Ke6 53. Rf1 Rc8 54. Nxb6 Rf8 55. Rxf8 Nxf8 56. Nc8 Nd7 57. c3 Nb8 58. Na7 Nd7 59. Nc8 Nb8 60. d4 exd4 61. cxd4 cxd4 62. Kxd4 Nd7 63. c5 Ne5 64. Nd6 Nc6+ 65. Ke4 Ne5 66. Nb5 Nc4 67. Nd4+ Kd7 68. Kd5 Ne3+ 69. Ke5 Ng4+ 70. Ke4 Kc7 71. Kd5 Ne3+ 72. Ke5 Ng2 73. Nf3 Kc6 74. Kd4 Kc7 75. Kc4 Nf4 76. Ne5 Kb7 77. Kb5 Kc7 78. Kxa5 Ng2 79. Nxg6 Kc6 80. Kb4 Ne3 81. Ne7+ Kd7 82. a5 Kxe7 83. a6 1-0

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Oct-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: <1933 (March 10 - April 19) Lithuanian championship match V. Mikenas - A. Z. Macht, Kaunas.>

Games 3, 4 and 5 won Macht. After 5 games result was 3:1 (only winning games were counted) in favor of Macht, he needed 2 more wins to keep the Lithuanian champion title. Mikenas had to win 5 more games. Like in the 1932 match, contender needed to score 6 winning games, champion had to win 5.

In the "Lietuvos Aidas", March 25, 1933, p. 14 Mikenas published the continuation of adjourned game 3. The full game 3 wasn't published.

In the following position Mikenas (Black) sealed his 31th move in an envelope.


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31. ... Rb7
32. Ra6 Rc7 33. f3 Nd6 34. Kf2 Ke7 35. Ke3 Nc8 36. Nh5 g6 37. fxg6 fxg6 38. Nf4 g5 39. hxg5 hxg5 40. Nh3 Kf6 41. f4 gxf4+ 42. Kxf4 Nb6 43. g5+ Ke6 44. Ra1 Nc8 45. Re1+ Kf7 46. Kg4 Re7 47. Rf1+ Kg7 48. Rf6 Re4+ 49. Nf4 Ne7 50. Kf3 a5 51. Ne6+ Kh8 52. g6 Re1 53. Rf8+ Ng8 54. Rf7 Nh6 55. Rh7+ Kg8 56. Re7 Kh8 57. Re8+ 1-0

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[Event "Lithuania Champ. 1933 match game 4"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.19"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Mikenas , Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D66"]
[PlyCount "90"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 5, 1933, p. 11"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 c6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Rc1 O-O 8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 b6 10. O-O Bb7 11. Qe2 a6 12. Rfd1 Nd5 13. Ne4 Bxg5 14. Nfxg5 Qe7 15. Nf3 N5f6 16. Ng3 c5 17. e4 cxd4 18. Rxd4 Rfd8 19. e5 Ne8 20. Rg4 b5 21. Bd3 Nf8 22. h4 Rac8 23. Rxc8 Rxc8 24. Ng5 f5 25. exf6 Nxf6 26. Rd4 h6 27. Nf3 Qc5 28. Ne4 Qc1+ 29. Kh2 Ng4+ 30. Kg3 e5 31. Rb4 a5 32. Rxb5 Qf4+ 33. Kh3 Bxe4 34. Bxe4 Qxe4 35. Qxe4 Nxf2+ 36. Kh2 Nxe4 37. Rxe5 Nc5 38. g4 Nfd7 39. Re2 Rf8 40. Kg3 Nf6 41. Re5 Nfe4+ 42. Kg2 a4 43. Rf5 Rb8 44. b3 Nxb3 45. axb3 axb3 0-1

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[Event "Lithuania Champ. 1933 match game 5"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.24"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Black "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A06"]
[PlyCount "79"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 5, 1933, p. 11"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 Bf5 4. d3 e6 5. g3 h6 6. Bg2 Bd6 7. O-O Nbd7 8. c4 c6 9. cxd5 cxd5 10. e4 Bg4 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Qxf3 O-O 13. Qe2 dxe4 14. dxe4 Be5 15. Na3 Rc8 16. Nc4 Bxb2 17. Qxb2 Nb6 18. Ne3 Qe7 19. Rfd1 Rfd8 20. Qe5 Nfd7 21. Qa5 Qc5 22. Qxc5 Rxc5 23. b4 Rc7 24. a4 Nc4 25. Nxc4 Rxc4 26. Rac1 Rxc1 27. Rxc1 Nb6 28. a5 Rc8 29. Rd1 Nc4 30. Rd7 Rb8 31. Rc7 Ne5 32. f4 Nc6 33. a6 Nd8 34. b5 e5 35. f5 bxa6 36. bxa6 Rb1+ 37. Bf1 Kf8 38. Rxa7 Ra1 39. Rc7 Ra4 40. a7 1-0

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Oct-17-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: Vladas Mikenas won 5 last games from the Lithuania championship 1933 match against Alaksander Macht.

[Event "Lithuania Champ. 1933 match game 6"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.26"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Mikenas , Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D66"]
[PlyCount "90"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', March 28, 1933, p. 8"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bd3 c6 8. Qc2 h6 9. Bf4 O-O 10. Nge2 Re8 11. g4 Nf8 12. g5 hxg5 13. Bxg5 Ne4 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Bxe4 dxe4 16. O-O-O Qh4 17. Ng3 Bg4 18. Rdg1 Ng6 19. h3 Bf3 20. Rh2 Rad8 21. Qb3 c5 22. dxc5 Re5 23. Qxb7 Rxc5 24. Qxa7 Ne5 25. Kb1 Nd3 26. Qb6 Rdc8 27. Qd6 Rd8 28. Qb6 Qe7 29. Ngxe4 Bxe4 30. Nxe4 Rcc8 31. f3 1-0

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[Event "Lithuania Champ. 1933 match game 7"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.31"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Macht"]
[Black "Mikenas"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D79"]
[PlyCount "82"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 13, 1933, p. 13"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O c5 6. c3 cxd4 7. cxd4 d5 8. Nc3 Ne4 9. Qb3 Nc6 10. Rd1 Nxc3 11. Qxc3 Bg4 12. Be3 Rc8 13. Qd2 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 e6 15. Rac1 Qa5 16. Qxa5 Nxa5 17. b3 Nc6 18. a3 Nxd4 19. Bxd4 Rxc1 20. Rxc1 Bxd4 21. e4 dxe4 22. Bxe4 Bb2 23. Rc7 Bxa3 24. Rxb7 Bc5 25. b4 Bb6 26. Bc6 Rd8 27. Bd7 Kf8 28. Kf1 Ke7 29. Bc6+ Kf6 30. Bd7 g5 31. h3 h5 32. Ke2 Rh8 33. Bc6 h4 34. g4 Rd8 35. Rd7 Rc8 36. b5 a5 37. Rd3 Rd8 38. Rxd8 Bxd8 39. Kd3 Bb6 40. f3 Ke5 41. Be8 f6 0-1

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordImage...

[Event "Lithuania Champ. 1933 game 8"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.04.04"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A18"]
[PlyCount "41"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 13, 1933, p. 13"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e5 d4 6. exf6 dxc3 7. fxg7 cxd2+ 8. Bxd2 Qe7+ 9. Be2 Bxg7 10. Nf3 O-O 11. O-O Rd8 12. Re1 Qd6 13. Qc2 Nc6 14. Rad1 Qg6 15. Bd3 Qh5 16. Ng5 h6 17. Be2 Bg4 18. Qh7+ Kf8 19. Nxf7 Bxe2 20. Nxd8 Bxd1 21. Ne6+ 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordImage...

[Event "Lithuania champ 1933 match game 9"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.04.09"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Black "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E94"]
[PlyCount "174"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 22, 1933, p. 10"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. O-O e5 8. d5 a5 9. Ne1 Nc5 10. Bf3 Ne8 11. Be3 f5 12. Bxc5 dxc5 13. Nd3 b6 14. g3 Nd6 15. b3 g5 16. Bg2 f4 17. h3 Qf6 18. f3 h5 19. g4 Bd7 20. a4 Kf7 21. Nb5 Bxb5 22. cxb5 hxg4 23. fxg4 Ke7 24. Rc1 Rf7 25. Qe2 Rh8 26. Qf3 Kd8 27. Rc2 Bf8 28. Rd1 Nc8 29. Ne1 Bd6 30. Qf1 Rfh7 31. Nf3 Ne7 32. Rc4 Ng6 33. Rd3 Kc8 34. Rdc3 Kb8 35. Rd3 Rh6 36. Rdc3 R8h7 37. Rd3 Qd8 38. Rdc3 Kc8 39. Rd3 Kd7 40. Rd2 Ke8 41. Rd3 Kf7 42. Rdc3 Kf6 43. Rd3 Qh8 44. Kh2 Nf8 45. Rdc3 Kg6 46. Rd3 Nd7 47. Kg1 Nf6 48. Nh2 Ng8 49. Nf3 Kf6 50. Kh2 Qg7 51. Kg1 Ke7 52. Rdc3 Kd7 53. Rd3 Be7 54. Rdc3 Kd6 55. Rd3 Qh8 56. Nd2 Nf6 57. Qf3 Nd7 58. Rcc3 Nf8 59. Nc4+ Kd7 60. Qf1 Ng6 61. Rf3 Bd6 62. Rcd3 Ne7 63. Qe2 Ng8 64. Rf1 Nf6 65. Kf2 Rxh3 66. Bxh3 Rxh3 67. Rxh3 Qxh3 68. Qf3 Nxg4+ 69. Ke2 Qxf3+ 70. Rxf3 Nf6 71. Kd3 g4 72. Rf1 g3 73. Nd2 Ng4 74. Nf3 c4+ 75. bxc4 Bc5 76. Ke2 g2 77. Rb1 Kd6 78. Rd1 Be3 79. Rb1 Nf6 80. Kd3 Nd7 81. Ke2 Nc5 82. Ng5 g1=Q 83. Rxg1 Bxg1 84. Nf7+ Ke7 85. Nxe5 Nxa4 86. Ng6+ Kd6 87. Nxf4 Nc3+ 0-1

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[Event "Lithuania champ 1933 game 10"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.04.11"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A29"]
[PlyCount "103"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 22, 1933, p. 10"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bc5 5. Bg2 e4 6. Ng5 Bxf2+ 7. Kxf2 Ng4+ 8. Kg1 Qxg5 9. Nxe4 Qe5 10. e3 d6 11. d4 Qe7 12. h3 Nf6 13. Nc3 Nd8 14. Kh2 c6 15. e4 O-O 16. Rf1 Ne8 17. Qd3 f6 18. Bd2 Be6 19. Rf2 Rc8 20. Raf1 b5 21. cxb5 cxb5 22. d5 Bd7 23. Nxb5 Nf7 24. Bc3 a6 25. Nd4 Ne5 26. Qxa6 Nc7 27. Qe2 Qe8 28. Rd1 Nb5 29. Nxb5 Bxb5 30. Qe3 Nc4 31. Qf4 Qd7 32. Bf1 Qa7 33. Bxc4 Rxc4 34. Re1 Qxa2 35. Kg2 Qa6 36. g4 Rcc8 37. Kh2 Qb6 38. Rg2 Rc7 39. g5 fxg5 40. Qxg5 Qa7 41. Reg1 g6 42. e5 Bf1 43. Rxf1 Rxf1 44. Qd8+ Kg7 45. exd6+ Rxc3 46. bxc3 Qa1 47. Qe7+ Kg8 48. Qe6+ Kg7 49. Qe5+ Kh6 50. d7 Rh1+ 51. Kg3 Qb1 52. Qe3+ 1-0

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