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Adrian Swayne Hollis vs Fritz Baumbach
corr Potter mem (1973) (correspondence)
Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System (D44)  ·  1-0

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Jan-01-06
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  Benzol: An amazing game by Hollis. Baumbach would later be World Correspondence Champion.
Aug-02-07
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  whiteshark:
I'm vexed: there was a <Potter memorial> already in 1973 ???
Aug-02-07
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  luzhin: The most amazing move is Hollis' 26th move, Ra1!!. I recall seeing some notes years ago by Hollis, explaining why this paradoxical square was the best and only one for the attacked Rook. By the way, interesting historical footnote: Hollis' father was head of the British Intelligence Service, and during the height of the Cold War was falsely accused of being a double agent for the Soviet Union.
Aug-02-07
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  whiteshark: <Luzhin>
Here are Hollis' annotations on <26. Ra1!> from the tourmanent book:

"The most unlikely square, but the best. After the incautious 26.Rf1 comes 26... Ba8! 27.Se4 c5 28.Txf2 ( 28. Nxf2? Dxf1#) ...Qe1+ 29.Rf1 Qe2, and White may not have more than a draw. Nor would 26. Rb1 be so good, as will be seen."


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Position before <26. Ra1!>

Aug-03-07
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  luzhin: Thank you, whiteshark.
Mar-17-08  GibGezr: Wow, what a game!
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