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Hendrik Willem Felderhof vs Max Euwe
Dutch Championship (1933), NED, rd 4, Jul-18
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation (B18)  ·  0-1



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Sep-10-05  suenteus po 147: Euwe mercilessly stomps a poor guy that doesn't have a single win in the database. I think 7.c3 was needed here, for starters.
Jan-23-06  schnarre: Definitely!
Oct-29-08  GannonKnight: Without a doubt.

A guy is playing a these moves (at least up to move 6) against me in correspondence right now. I like my chances.

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  Phony Benoni: For a few moves, it looks like White is trying to set up Reti vs Tartakower, 1910. I can just imagine Euwe saying, "Mr. Felderhof, I knew Richard Reti. I played Richard Reti. You, my friend, are no Richard Reti."
Feb-08-14  sneaky pete: If 7.c3 Ba3 was intended by Euwe

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when after 8.Rb1 Be7 or 8.Bc1 .. white's attack is more or less stifled. Trifunovic also analysed the scruffy 8.b4 Qd5.

Although 7.c3 .. is no doubt the wiser policy, a real man will always play 7.Bd2 .. and after 7... Qd5 8.Bd3 Qxd4 9.Ne2 ..

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with O-O .. next.

Euwe questionmarks 9.O-O-O .. because it gives black counterattacking chances he wouldn't have had if white had walked the straight and narrow.

5.Qf3 .. was recommended by Tarrasch, writes Euwe. I couldn't find earlier examples here.

This game was played July 18, 1933, in round 4 of the Dutch national championship. The location <In The Gilded Turk> in Leiden didn't have proper air conditioning, so Felderhof may have been overheated, if he hadn't already promised his wife to sacrifice Euwe off the board.

Feb-09-14  Granny O Doul: The most surprising thing about this game is the number of strong players who seem to have analyzed it.
Feb-09-14  thomastonk: 5.♕f3 is indeed a recommendation of Tarrasch, made in "Tarrasch's Schachzeitung" on March 15, 1933. He analysed it there not too much, e.g., after 5.. e6 he recommends only 6.♗e3 with the idea of 0-0-0. As Tarrasch mentioned the move appeared already as a remarkable one in Kmoch's addendum to the "Handbuch", where 5.. ♕d5 is analysed (Tarrasch quoted a gambit line and added an alternative as it seems, but I'm too lazy to check, if Kmoch gave more than that).

In the issue of May 1, 1933 of "Tarrasch's Schachzeitung" a game H.Schwiedernoch vs N.N., Erlangen is presented with 5.♕f3 ♗g6, which White played based on Tarrsch's suggestion.

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