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Lodewijk Prins vs Max Euwe
Maastricht (1946), Maastricht NED, rd 5, Apr-24
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06)  ·  1-0



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Aug-18-07  wolfmaster: Good victory for Prins.
May-29-13  thomastonk: White's opening didn't work well, but Euwe had difficulties with his queen: 17.. ♕e7, 22.. ♕d7, 23.. ♕b7. Instead b6 would have been a nice square, say in move 16.

The tactics beginning with 26.♗xh6 are very interesting, and the move is quite correct. But Euwe plays f5 and ♘c3, but he should only play one of them. 28.♕e3! is strong, though it looks like White is overloading his queen.

But the next move, 29.♘g5? is weak, and shows that Prins overestimated his chances. Instead 29.♗f4! would have kept the advantage (note that 29.. g6 doesn't work at all). Now Euwe missed a fine blow: 29.. f4! This destroys the coordination of White's forces and frees the Black bishop on h7: 30.gxf4 gxh6 31.♘xe6 ♗f5! with an advantage for Black.

After 31.♘xf4, White has three pawns for the piece, and Black's king is not so safe. Nevertheless, I would slightly prefer Black here.

32.. ♘xa2 is not good. It grabs a pawn, but Black should first attack e2, say 32.. ♕e6. Therafter, he would have had good chances to revive the bishop on h7. Now, Black loses a pawn and his position becomes much worse, and after 40.. Sa7? it collapses.

Definitely a deserved win for Prins.

Jun-07-13  thomastonk: Today I read in a relaxed mode some old issues of Stefan Buecker 's fine magazine "Kaissiber", which includes many exceptional contributions of Bent Larsen. In one of them - and please forgive that I didn't noticed the issue and page - he remarks that Lodewijk Prins once won against Max Euwe and made even a book thereof.

Well, I remembered immediately this game, which I analysed some days ago, but I wonder which book could Larsen have had in his mind? Prins' tournament book of Maastricht 1946 is one possible choice, but this wouldn't explain Larsen's remark, I think. Any suggesstions?

Aug-07-14  kyg16: This should be Game of The Day !!! Excellent game by Prins. take note for a future GOTD

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