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Georges Koltanowski vs Reuben Fine
Hastings (1935/36), Hastings ENG, rd 4, Dec-29
Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Phony Benoni: An anecdote from Irving Chernev's <The Bright Side of Chess>, apparently concerning this game:

<Fine and Koltanowsky played a game which at the time of adjournment looked like a draw, as pawns were equal, and bishops were of opposite color. "It must be a draw!" said Koltanowsky. "Theoretical win for Black", was Fine's reply. Koltanowsky turned to Tartakover for his opinion. Tartakover had his own view of the situation. His judgment was: "It is a theoretical win for Black, because Fine is the better player.">

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  senojes: Houdini 4 rates the end position as slightly better for Black [-0.18]. Probably not enough to win with bishops of opposite colours unless White played badly.

According to Houdini's blunder check, Fine's 16... Ne7 was an error, but Koltanowski should have played 17.Re1 [0.84] instead of 17.Bg5 [0.38].

The position at 8...e5 is given by Modern Chess Openings, 15th Edition, page 511, column 8, as a standard position in the Colle System, which I intend to play as White in 2014.

But I will probably play 5.b3 (the Colle-Zukertort) instead of 5.c3.

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