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Thorsten Gauffin vs Max Euwe
Stockholm Olympiad (1937), Stockholm SWE, rd 14, Aug-10
Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D10)  ·  1-0

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Jun-26-06  WMD: World champion Euwe lost two games in the Stockholm Olympiad, which ended just 7 weeks before his return match with Alekhine. One was blundered away from a winning position (Euwe vs Lilienthal, 1937), but here he collapses under direct attack. I can't understand why he consented to 28...exf5. Even on general principles, it smells terrible.
Jun-26-06  Hesam7: At that point Euwe is in real trouble 28... Rc1 looks like a saving resource. Here is a possible line:

29. Rdf2 Bc8 30. fxe6 fxe6 31. Qe4 Bd7 32. Rxc1 Qxc1 33. Rf1 Qc4 34. Nxe6 Bxe6 35. Rf7 Rg6 36. Rf8 Rg8 37. Rf7 =

Oct-21-11  Chessfighter xxx: Rook c1 ? hmmm cant white just ingnore it with e6?
Oct-01-18
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  whiteshark: <Hesam7: At that point Euwe is in real trouble <28...Rc1> looks like a saving resource. Here is a possible line: <29. Rdf2 Bc8 30. fxe6 fxe6 31. Qe4 Bd7 32. Rxc1 Qxc1 33. Rf1 Qc4 34. Nxe6 Bxe6 35. Rf7 Rg6 36. Rf8 Rg8 37. Rf7 =>>

White is still winning:


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White to move

1) +3.45 (33 ply) 29.Rf2 Bc8 30.fxe6 fxe6 31.Nh5 Rg6 32.Nf6 Rxh6 33.Ne8 Kg8 34.Qxe4 Rh4 35.Qf3 Rxf1+ 36.Rxf1 Qe7 37.Nd6 Bd7 38.Qb7 Be8 39.Qxe7 Bxe7 40.Nxe8 a5 41.Nc7 b4 42.Ra1 Kf7 43.Rxa5 g4 44.Ra7 Rh5 45.Nb5 Kf8 46.Ra8+ Kf7 47.Nd6+ Bxd6 48.exd6 Rd5 49.Ra7+ Ke8 50.Re7+ Kd8 51.Bb6+ Kc8 52.Rc7+ Kb8 53.d7

2) +1.55 (32 ply) 29.Rdd1 Rxd1 30.Rxd1 Bc8 31.fxe6 Rf8 32.Qxe4 Bxe6 33.Qc6 Be7 34.Nxe6 Qb3 35.Ra1 fxe6 36.Kh2 Qd5 37.Qxd5 exd5 38.Rxa6 Rb8 39.e6+ Kg8 40.Kg3 Bf8 41.Kg4 b4 42.Ra7 b3 43.e7 Bxh6 44.Ra6 Bg7 45.Rd6 Re8 46.Rd8 Kf7 47.Rxe8 Kxe8 48.Bxg7 Kxe7

3) +1.08 (32 ply) 29.Rxc1 Qxc1+ 30.Rd1 Qc4 31.Qh5 Rf8 32.fxe6 fxe6 33.Ne8 Be7 34.Nf6 Qc2 35.Ra1 Qc8 36.Qxg5 Rg8 37.Qxg8+ Qxg8 38.Nxg8 Kxg8 39.Rc1 Bf8 40.Rc7 Bd5 41.Ra7 b4 42.Rxa6 Kf7 43.Kf2 Kg6 44.Ke1 Bxh6 45.Kd2 Kf5 46.Ra7 Kg6 47.g4 Bg5 48.Kc2 h5 49.gxh5+ Kxh5

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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