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Eduard Glass vs Reuben Fine
"Shattered Glass" (game of the day Dec-26-2006)
Folkestone Olympiad (1933), Folkestone ENG, rd 9, Jun-19
Queen Pawn Game: Symmetrical Variation (D02)  ·  0-1



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May-06-05  soberknight: broken Glass
Dec-26-06  Counterpoint: What's the continuation?

28.QxB NxB+ 29.Kf1 Nf4 30.Qxb7 BxR ?

Dec-26-06  Ashram64: 20.Qxd5 Nxe2+ 21. Kh1 (or Kf1) Nc3 forking white Queen and Rook.

White will have to play with a full rook down. Not very optimistic verse a "Fine" player.

Dec-26-06  Ashram64: I know it's a cheezy and corny :)
Dec-26-06  Happypuppet: White kept going for something on the a2-g8 diagonal, and Fine just sidesteps it with Kh8 before White even finishes.
Dec-26-06  aldehyde: I would have prefered 25. Bd3 instead of useless 25. b5

that would have stopped black one move from implementing an additional knight attack

Dec-26-06  Kruglov: <aldehyde: I would have preferred 25. Bd3> 25.Bd3 Bxd3 26.Q(R)xd3 e4 = fork on knight and Queen (Rook).
Dec-26-06  Pariah: What about 28 Qg3?
Dec-26-06  Karpova: <Pariah: What about 28 Qg3?> 28...Nxe2+ forking queen and king
Dec-26-06  nimzo knight: 26..Nf2 dosent seem bad either. 27 Qg3 QxQ 28. PxQ NxR and now white can either capture the black's Knight or defend his own.
Dec-26-06  slowcrawl: Nice finish by Fine.
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  kevin86: White resigned at the best time as after 28♔g3 ♘e2+ 29 ♔h1(or f1) ♘xg3+ 30 hxg3 ♗xa1 boy would he ever be broke!!

Strangely appropriate to talk about being broke on the day after Christmas-as many are :(

Dec-26-06  Themofro: Well played by Fine, as always.
Dec-26-06  soberknight: I had the first kibitz! I'm such a dork. :) Anyway, after a slow start, it was an interesting game.
Dec-26-06  McCool: 25.b5 seems like a waste of a move.
Dec-26-06  Mac3: Eduard must have had much to reflect on after the game. Like where did I go wrong? :-) That said the fundamental question that we should ask ourselves here is... Did Rueben win a Fine game because he was the first to see the light? or Did Eduard lose because he saw through Glass darkly? Perhaps the answer is yes to both questions??
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  technical draw: Afterwards they had a fine glass of wine.
Dec-26-06  Defiler: b5 does look like the losing move. Perhaps Rac1. ?
Apr-15-09  WhiteRook48: Glass is broken by a Fine player

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