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Adolf Georg Olland vs Max Euwe
Gothenburg B (1920), Gothenburg SWE, rd 15, Aug-21
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Classical Defense Main Line (C83)  ·  1-0



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Mar-07-08  ThinkAgain: 19. Nxg7 is very amazing move!!
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  Chessical: A magnificent attacking game by Olland, taking on one of Euwe's favourite defences. Olland seems to overwhelm Euwe who misses <21...Bxg5!=>.

Unlike the players, we have the assistance of computers to explore the complexities of this game. We see whilst to occasionally err is to simply be human, but that to be able to play such a game approaches the divine.

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<24. h4> is unfortunate as instead:

<24. Rg3!> is the logical culmination of Olland's play and wins outright. For example:

<24...Nxe5> (but not <24...Kxh6?> which gets mated after 25. Ne6+ Kh5 26. Ng7+ Kg6 27. Rxg4+ Kh7 28. Nf5 Bg5 29. Qxg5 Nxe5 30. Rh4 mate)

<25. Re1> Bf6 (avoiding (<25... Kxh6?> 26. Rxe5 Qb6 27. Ne6+ Kg6 28. Rxg4+ Bg5 29. Qxg5+ Kh7 30. Rh4#)

<26. Bxf8> (Avoiding <26... Bxg5?> which loses to a similar mating combination <27. Rxe5> f6 28.Qd3+ f5 29. Rxg4 Rxf8 30. Qe3 d4 31. Qxg5+ Kh7 32. Rh4 mate)

<26...Rxf8> 27. Nf3 Re6 29. Rxe5 with an overwhelming position.

Later in the game:

<28.exf7> is unnecessary when the simple <28 Qxg4> wins in a straightforward manner:

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<28. Qxg4> Kg7 (28... Bxg5 29.Qxg5+ Kh7 30. e7 wins) 29.Rd1

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  vonKrolock: <21.♘g5+>

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The ▢ 21...♗xg5 is not easy to spot - it seems that black will be hopeless against the combined attack of white ♕+♗ and eventually a ♖ in the third and the 'f' ♙ advancing to the fifth


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<29...♔g7> Or 29...♔h5, and a winning sequence for white is not immediatelly clear (30.f3 ♗c5!?)

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  FSR: Euwe Can't Touch This.
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