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Max Euwe vs Reuben Fine
AVRO (1938), The Netherlands, rd 4, Nov-12
Queen's Gambit Declined: Capablanca - General (D30)  ·  0-1

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Dec-26-07  nescio: This game wasn't played in Amsterdam, but in Groningen.

There were some mistakes in the middle-game, but in the ending 37...Bd6! is a very good move. Black wants to attack the white pawns at the queen's wing with his king and the bishop makes them immobile. Otherwise White could play b3-b4-b5 and protect them with his bishop. After 40...a5 everything goes according to plan, helped by the fact that the white king can only look on, tied as it is to Black's h-pawn.

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  plang: Played in round 4; part of Fine's 5.5-0.5 start including wins over Botvinnik and Alekhine which led to a shared first with Keres. Fine's comment about this game: "...against Euwe, I steered into great complications. Euwe is a methodical player who is not at his best in wild and wooly positions, and here, too, he did not pick the most resourceful line." After 9 Nxe4 the game had transposed into the Moscow variation of the Semi-Slav (D43). 10..e5!? is unusual given Black's lacking development but Fine wanted to open the position for his two bishops. 11 dxe..Nxe5 12 Nxe5..Qxe5 13 0-0..Be7 14 f4..Qd4+ 15 Kh1..f5 would have been OK for Black. On the other hand 11..f5!? 12 Ng3..e4 13 Rfe1 would probably have been too risky. 16 Nxf6+? was identified as the move that lost the initiative for White; 16 Qc3 was recommended instead. 20 Rf4?! apparently underestimated the reply 20..Re8!. Fine pointed out that 22 Bxg6!? would have been interesting as 22..fxg? is punished by 23 Qxc8..Rxc8 24 Ne6+. However, after 22..Bxh4 Black seems to be holding his own. 24..Bxb2?! would not have been answered by Fine's suggestion of 25 Rd8 which would have allowed 25..f5! 26 Bd3..Bf6 27 Re8..Kf7 breaking the pin but rather by 25 Rb1..Bf6 26 Bxc6..b6 27 c5 with great drawing chances. The much stronger 24..Bg4! led to the decisive win of the h-pawn and weakening of White's kingside.
Nov-05-09  AESTRADAR: 37....Bf4-d6! Black will attack with their king through the black fields the white pawns of the queen side

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