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Max Euwe vs Salo Landau
NED-ch Match (1939), Amsterdam NED, rd 6, Oct-11
Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Classical System (D18)  ·  1-0



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Feb-27-11  Twocolors: After 10..Nxe4 11.Nxe4 Bxe4 white would simple win with 12.Bxe6! However 10..Bg4 would be a good alternatve for black.

16..Bb4 is an error. True, Bxd4 would run into 17.Nxd4 Qxd4 18.Bg5+ and wins, but 16..Bxb2! and white has nothing better than 17.Bxb2 Qxb2 18.fxg7 and now Qb3 or Qb5 =

19..Nxe5 could be answered by the incredible 20.Re1!! (Thank you Fritz) Nf3+ 21.gxf3 Rxe1+ 22.Kg2 Qb3 23.Bg5+ Re7 24.Re1 Kc7 25.Rxe7+ Kb6 26.Rxb7+ Kxb7 27.Qd7+ Ka6 28.Qxc6+ Qb6 29.Qxa8 Bf7 30.g8Q Bxg8 31.Qxg8 Although mere humans might settle for the sober and natural 20.Bg5+ Kc7 21.Bf4 which also wins.

Great attacking play by the (then) former world champion.

Feb-28-11  sevenseaman: A good game by Euwe. Big elo difference between the two I believe.
Mar-01-11  Caissanist: Not that much, Chessmetrics has them about 140 points apart:
Jul-27-11  Jitanjafora: This game is commented by Kasparov in "My great predecessors. Vol. 2"
May-10-12  Swedish Logician: The game Gavrikow - Dorfman was played shortly after the death of Euwe; a suitable tribute to a great player Gavrikov vs Dorfman, 1981
May-22-21  SymphonicKnight: A true speculative sacrifice by Euwe, which preconditions are worth close study.
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  perfidious: Penned by Alekhine:

<'Does the general public, do even our friends the critics, realize that Euwe virtually never made an unsound combination? He may, of course, occasionally fail to take account of an opponent's combination, but when he has the initiative in a tactical operation his calculation is impeccable.' >

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