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Eugene Aleksandrovich Znosko-Borovsky vs Max Euwe
London (1922), London ENG, rd 7, Aug-08
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Modern Variation General (B83)  ·  1-0

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Jan-10-09  RandomVisitor: Improvements:

24...g6, 28...Nd5, 32...Rc7 or 32...Nf8.

Sep-01-09  birthtimes: Here's how Capablanca typically evaluated middlegame positions. First, he evaluated the material and pawn structures of each side. Second, he evaluated both side's greater or lesser freedom of the pieces to manoeuvre, together with the greater or lesser chances of co-ordinating their action. And third, he evaluated each side's possibilites of attack against some weak point(s) in the enemy camp, and each side's defensive capabilities.

In this game, for example, after move 23, we see that Black is a pawn ahead in material, with a solid pawn structure. Black's rooks are both on open files with his queen forming a battery with one of his rooks, on the only completely open file on the board. A weak point that may be further attacked down the road, however, is the knight on f6 which is pinned by White's bishop.

White's pawn structures consists of three isolated pawns and a set of doubled pawns, so if it comes to an ending, he should lose. However, his queen and rook form a battery on the half-open e-file, and his knight is nicely placed on c3, along with the strong position of the aforementioned bishop. Thus, he should attack on the kingside since his bishop is pinning Black's knight on f6, and he quickly threatens to bring his knight to e4 followed by either Nxf6+ or Bxf6 and then Rg1+, etc., thereby demonstrating a good co-ordination of pieces upon a weak point in Black's camp.

But since it is Black's move, he can avoid all trouble by attacking at once, thereby taking the initiative away from his opponent. Thus, his best move is 23...Nd4, threatening both Nxc2 and Nf5 (thereby forcing White's queen to move to f2 in order to protect the bishop on h4), followed by Qc6, thereby beautifully co-ordinating the action of knight and queen upon the weak point, f3.

However, he played a weaker move, 23...Re8 followed by other weak moves later on, and lost the game.

Nov-10-12  The Last Straw: 49♕e2?? was horrible. White wins after 50.♕d4+! (not 50.♖xe2?? ♖c1#) f6 51.♖xe2 ♖b1+ 52.♕g1 ♖xg1+ 53.♔xg1 ♘f3+ 54.♔h1! ♘xe1 55.e8♕.
Mar-21-13
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  FSR: <The Last Straw> Even simpler is 52.Rd1. 49...Qe2 was a last desperate try in a resignable position. Black was an exchange down and couldn't stop White's pawn on the seventh rank from queening.
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