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Max Euwe vs Andre Lilienthal
Stockholm Olympiad (1937), Stockholm SWE, rd 11, Aug-07
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Milner-Barry Variation (E33)  ·  0-1



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Apr-12-04  shr0pshire: Ouch, Euwe blundered this game away in the late endgame. What a shame too, he ought to have won, or at least drew this game. On move 61 Euwe should have played kxc5, getting the pawn, and clearing a space for his bishop to play defense. Instead he tries to trade off his bishop.

What a pity for the blunder. Such a well founght game.

Apr-12-04  Calli: Yes, you are right (although I think you meant move 71 not 61). Euwe, in fact, should win with 71.Bg6 and Bd3.
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  FSR: After playing his 70th move, Lilienthal must have thought, <All I Need Is a Miracle, All I Need is Euwe>.
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  Peligroso Patzer: As noted by <Calli>, Euwe still had a win on move 71 if he had played 71.Bg6! with the point 71...f2 72.Bd3 Ba6+ 73.Kxc5 Bxd3 74.h8Q+ (so that the a-pawn will promote with check).

A similar idea was seen in G Sargissian vs Nijboer, 2011 where the final position is winning for White because of the continuation: <70. ... h4 71. f6 h3 72. f7 h2> after which White would have the shot <73. Rh8+!> .

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