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Max Euwe vs Martin Christoffel
Groningen (1946), Groningen NED, rd 3, Aug-15
Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D13)  ·  1-0



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Aug-15-07  wolfmaster: Anybody have a Rybka to calculate whether
15.Bxh7+ was sound?
Aug-15-07  nescio: <Anybody have a Rybka to calculate whether 15.Bxh7+ was sound?>

15.Bxh7 was Euwe's attempt to avoid an inevitable draw and he succeeded. Christoffel easily refuted the attack and could have won with 20...Kf6 instead of 20...f5? (Euwe)

Apr-04-10  ozmikey: Why not 24. Nxe6 (24...Rxe6 25. d5)? Seems to win much more simply and quickly than Euwe's 24. Nd3.

There are a fair few unfathomable moves in this game, to be honest.

Sep-25-13  jerseybob: I stumbled across this game a few days ago in a 1947 CR Annual. The skimpy annotations give black's 19..Rh8, the ? My suggested improvement is 19..Bd5; why part with that bishop? Yes, 20..f5 is another lemon, the fatal one. Black probably thought he could play 22..Nb7 but missed 23.Qc6!

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