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Hendrik Jan van Steenis vs Willem Koomen
Hoogovens (1946), Beverwijk NED, rd 2, Jan-06
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Bogoljubow Variation (C58)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-26-13  thomastonk: Why has nobody ever kibitzed to this game? 22.♕f6! is a wonderful queen sac! According to some source, Van Steenis announced a mate in 8 moves playing it (details are welcome). But, unfortunately is not good enough for a win (28.. a6 or 31.. ♖f8 would probably have saved Black).
Jun-23-14  sneaky pete: Kmoch mentions the announced mate in 8 in the tournament book and suggests it was a lapsus linguae meaning "mate in 80 moves".

He also writes that after the typical Steenisian 13.h4 ..

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black should have simply accepted the sacrifice: "13... hxg5! 14.hxg5 e4! 15.Qe3 (only move) 15... Qe5 threatening not only 16... Qxa1+ but also 16... Nd5."

That <only move> must be a Kmochian lapsus calami, because white can play 15.gxf6 ..

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leading to a forced draw.

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