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Arpad Vajda vs Hans Kmoch
Debrecen (1925), Debrecen HUN, rd 1, Aug-10
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Modern Variation General (B83)  ·  1-0



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May-02-08  Banoboy: In Chess Strategy and Tactics by Reinfeld and Chernev, White's 18th move is given as 18.Ned4 and White goes on to win, viz. (pardon my DN) 18...P-Q4 19.P-K5 N-QB3 20.B-K2 NxN 21.NxN P-QR4 22.P-B5 PxP 23.QxP B-B4 24.P-K6 N-Q3 25.PxP+ QxP 26.Q-R3 Q-K2 27.B-N4 BxN 28.B-K6+ K-R1 29.BxB R-K1 30.Q-R6 N-K5 31.R-B5 R-N2 32.P-N6 N-B3 33.RxN PxR 34.B-B7 1-0
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  Phony Benoni: We've got an incorrect score and result here. First, Vajda did win the game ("Chess Results 1921-1930" by Di Felice, p. 109). Also, three online databases I've checked (Chess365, ChessLab, NICBase), indicate that Reinfeld/Chernev's book had the correct score. In full:

[Event "Debrecen"]
[Site "Debrecen, HUN"]
[Date "1925.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round ""]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Vajda, Dr. Arpad"]
[Black "Kmoch, Hans"]
[ECO ""]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be2 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.Be3 0-0 9.Qd2 a6 10.a4 Qc7 11.Nb3 b6 12.f4 Bb7 13.Bf3 Rab8 14.g4 Rfd8 15.Qf2 Ba8 16.g5 Ne8 17.Ne2 Nb4 18.Ned4 d5 19.e5 Nc6 20.Be2 Nxd4 21.Nxd4 a5 22.f5 exf5 23.Qxf5 Bc5 24.e6 Nd6 25.exf7+ Qxf7 26.Qh3 Qe7 27.Bg4 Bxd4 28.Be6+ Kh8 29.Bxd4 Re8 30.Qh6 Ne4 31.Rf5 Rb7 32.g6 Nf6 33.Rxf6 gxf6 34.Bf7 1-0

The final combination, beginning after <29...Re8>, is nice:

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And, by the way, "Chess Strategy and Tactics" is one of Reinfeld/Chernev's best books, in my opinion. It's a collection of fifty master games published in the mid-1930s, and emphasizes instruction over entertainment though there's plenty of the latter to go around.

Oct-02-10  parisattack: <Phony Benoni ... And, by the way, "Chess Strategy and Tactics" is one of Reinfeld/Chernev's best books, in my opinion. It's a collection of fifty master games published in the mid-1930s, and emphasizes instruction over entertainment though there's plenty of the latter to go around. >

I concur! Excellent book, something of a sleeper. Reinfeld's early work was generally excellent such as his Mimeos on players, openings.

Aug-23-23  Brenin: 33 Rxf6 threatens 34 Qxh7 mate, and if 33 ... gxh6 then 34 Rf8 mate, so Black must play 33 ... gxf6, allowing the Q and R on b7 to defend h7. But then 34 Bf7 blocks the defence, and the spite check Qe1+ is useless, so 34 ... Qxf7 35 gxf7 Rxf7 36 Bxf6+ and White, with Q for R, has a clear win.
Aug-23-23  Refused: 33.Rxf6 gxf6 34.Bf7 blocking the 7th rank is a cute idea and the way to go.

a) 33...Qxf6 34.Qxh7# is not working
b) 33...gxh6 34.Rf8# is cute. Combining the double check with the discovered check to deliver mate. That's just a fun move to make

Aug-23-23  mel gibson: Pretty easy.

Stockfish 16 says mate in 12.

33. Rxf6

(33. Rxf6 (Rf5xf6 g7xf6 Be6-f7 Qe7xf7 g6xf7 Rb7xf7 Bd4xf6+ Kh8-g8 Kg1-f2 Rf7-e7 Ra1-g1+ Kg8-f7 Rg1-g7+ Kf7-e6 Bf6xe7+ Ke6-d7 Be7-b4+ Kd7-c8 Qh6-h3+ Re8-e6 Qh3xe6+ Kc8-d8 Qe6-g8+) +M12/92 32)

Aug-23-23  King.Arthur.Brazil: I began wrong with 33. Bxf6? (33... Qxe6 34. Qxh7#) gxf6 34. Bf7 Qe3+ and B exchanges the ♕ avoiding the attack. Also 34. Re1?! Qg7 and B survives.

So, I found the best move is 33. Rxf6 gxf6 (33... gxh6 34. Rf8#), following: 34. Bf7 Qe1+ 35. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 36. Kf2 Rxf7 37. gxf7 Re5 38. f8=Q#. Other way: 34... Qxf7 35. gxf7 Rxf7 36. Bxf6+ Kg8 37. Ra3 Re6 38. Rg3+. B has no escape.

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  agb2002: White has the bishop pair for a bishop and a knight.

Black threatens Qxe6 and is about to simplify the position with gxh6.

The knight protects h7. This suggests 33.Rxf6 (33.Bxf6 gxf6 34.Bf7 Qe3+) 33... gxf6 (33... gxh6 34.Rf8#) 34.Bf7 winning decisive material.

Aug-23-23  Nosnibor: In both games today it commences with an exchange sacrifice and are more of a Monday type of solving standard.
Aug-23-23  saturn2: How to achieve mate on h7? 33.Rxf6 destroy one guard. 34.Bf7 interrupt the contact with the other defender.
Aug-23-23  TheaN: I blew this, unbelievable really. Sure, <33.Rxf6 gxf6 (gxh6 34.Rf8#)> but now I played 34.g7+? completely missing 34....Qxg7+ is with check and White loses. In hindsight 34.Bf7 is obvious, but that doesn't count.
Aug-23-23  moodini: I did the same as <Thean>. It was only when my phone wouldn't let me play 35. Bxf6 that I noticed the check.
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  chrisowen: Level its huff its o jay Rxf6 abridge its lag give achtung match its buffed its zd Rxf6 edict?
Aug-23-23  tibone: I thought that 1. Bxd5 was the best move.
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  PawnSac: A well crafted attack with a beautiful finish!
Aug-23-23  AIC: Quite a finish
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  varishnakov: My candidates were Bxf6, Rxf6, and Bf7. Then I realized I could play Rxf6 first, followed by Bf7, and White wins, so I managed to solve this one.

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