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Ossip Bernstein vs Oldrich Duras
Prague Bohemians (1938)
Duras Gambit: General (B00)  ·  1-0



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Aug-17-04  InspiredByMorphy: 9. ... Be7 followed by 10. ... O-O or ... Nd4 looks better.
Mar-23-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <9. ... Be7 followed by 10. ... O-O or ... Nd4 looks better.>

<InspiredByMorphy> I'm not sure. Perhaps Black was afraid of White's bishops pointing towards the kingside.

Nov-26-06  schattke: Black on 27 should have removed the threat of whites Queen instead of taking the knight.
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  Phony Benoni: Was this some sort of exhibition game? By 1938 Duras had been retired from tournament chess for nearly 25 years.

Feb-05-10  blazerdoodle: I guess no one knows.
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  Gypsy: <Phony Benoni: Was this some sort of exhibition game? >

Josef Louma, Jiri Podgorny, and Emil Richter;

"Oldrich Duras" monograph:

... During the late January of 1938, Prague was visited by another great player of Duras' generation Dr. O. S. Bernstein. Rubinstein, Duras, and Bernstein were all born in the last quarter of 1882. They became the leading masters of the young generation that at the beginning of this century [1900's] victoriously entered the arena of chess international competition. On January 27, old friends, who had not seen each other for nearly a quarter of a century (last time during Duras' visit to Moscow in 1913), sat down to a chess-board for a series of quick friendly games to give a workout to Duras' opening. Three of these games were adroitly recorded by an alert chess publicist Frantisek Fric (he published "Sachovy tyden" [Week in Chess]; during the War he became one of the victims of [Nazi] racial madness) ....

O Bernstein vs Duras, 1938

O Bernstein vs Duras, 1938

Feb-06-10  blazerdoodle: Thanks. These old players are fascinating.

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