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Salomon Flohr vs Salo Landau
"The Wisdom of Salomon" (game of the day Jun-21-2005)
Antwerp (1930), Antwerp BEL, rd 5, Jan-??
Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30)  ·  1-0

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Jun-21-05  Marco65: I'm still looking at the win after 20...hxg5. After 21.Qh5 Nf8 22.e6 Nxe6 previous <Gowe>'s analysis seems to forget that a pawn is still in f7.

I like more 21.Bh7+ as <The Long Diagonal> suggested (2 years ago): 21...Kf8 22.Rxf7+! Kxf7 23.Qh5+ Ke6 24. Qg6+ Ke7 25.Qxg5+ Ke8 (moving on the f-file allows White to activate the rook, while 25...Ke6 26.Bf5+ Kf7 27.e6+ Ke8 28.exd6+ ) 26.Bg6+ Kf8 27.Rf1+ Kg8 28.Bf7+ Kf8 29.Be6+ Ke8 30.Qg6+ Ke7 31.Qf7#

Jun-21-05
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  Everett: <PaulLovric> not first
Jun-21-05  Heavy Metal Thunder: <PaulLovric> You are Bob Ellsworth.
Jun-21-05  DanRoss53: Great anaylsis <The Long Diagonal>! Do you really think Black saw all of the continuations, or do you think Black was trying to avoid the obvious draw of 20... hxg5 21. ♗h7+ ♔xh7 22. ♕h5+ ♔g8 23. ♕xf7+ ½-½? Furthermore, do you think that perhaps Black took into consideration the fact that he was playing Salomon Flohr and decided 20... hxg5? was obviously a trap?
Jun-21-05  kevin86: The attack went right to the bitter end,where a rook escorts a lowly pawn past an unsuspecting bishop.

I especially enjoyed the oscillating pin of the hapless black rook by the queen at c4 and g4.

Salo squared!

Jun-21-05  aw1988: Did Flohr cut the board in half?
Jun-21-05  ajile: The really bad move is 16...NxN by Black. Before that he had less space but a solid position. After 17. fxe5 Black's best defender of the K-side (the NF6)is removed and he invites a classic style attack from White. Black should have been more patient and built up his pieces on the C file where he had better potential counterplay.
Feb-23-17  The Kings Domain: Adroit maneuvering by the Ukrainian master. A model of its kind.
Mar-24-18  Retireborn: This game (which has been anthologized by Fine, Reinfeld etc) was played in the Antwerp 1930 tournament; I suppose Anvers is the French name for the place.

A complete crosstable is here:-

http://www.belgianchesshistory.be/t...

I should love to know what month the tournament was played in, if anybody can track down those references (the Paige site seems to be malwared.)

Mar-24-18
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  Stonehenge: It was played in January (Dutch newspapers).
Mar-24-18  Retireborn: <Stonehenge> Many thanks. Not the first time you've been a tremendous help!
Mar-24-18  Captain Hindsight: <21.Rxf7!!> would have been the best move by far.


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Mar-04-21
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  Honza Cervenka: In his annotations of this game Flohr wrote that 20...hxg5 would be followed with 21.Bh7+ Kf8 (21...Kxh7 22.Qh5+ Kg8 23.Qxf7+ Kh7 24.Rf3 g4 25.Rf5 etc.) 22.Rxf7+ Kxf7 23.Qh5+ Kf8 24.Rf1+ and white wins. But there seems to be a problem with his sideline, as after 20...hxg5 21.Bh7+ Kxh7 22.Qh5+ Kg8 23.Qxf7+ Kh7 24.Rf3 g4 25.Rf5 black has 25...Nf6! 26.Qxc7 Rd7 (diagram) and where is the win?


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Mar-04-21
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  Honza Cervenka: Of course, after 20...hxg5 white is not obliged to play 21.Bh7+, he can play 21.e6 and maybe even 21.Rxf7 but taking the Knight was black's best practical chance.
Mar-04-21
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  Honza Cervenka: <Of course, after 20...hxg5 white is not obliged to play 21.Bh7+, he can play 21.e6 and maybe even 21.Rxf7 but taking the Knight was black's best practical chance.>

And 20...hxg5 21.Qh5 Nf8 22.e6 is winning too.

Dec-26-21  probabilitytheorist: Great game by Flohr.

20. Ng5!! was a beautiful shot.

Dec-26-21  probabilitytheorist: Stockfish 14 gives

20. hxg5 21. Qh5 Nf8 22. e6! Rd7 23. Bxg7! Kxg7 24. Qxg5+ Ng6 25. Qf6+ Kg8 26. exf7+ Rxf7 27. Qxg6+ Rg7 28. Qe6+ Kh8 29. Rf3 (+6.72).

Dec-26-21  sudoplatov: Having bested Landau, how would Flor have done against Brougham? (Or a Cabriolet?)
Dec-27-21
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  GrahamClayton: <sudoplatov> Having bested Landau, how would Flor have done against Brougham? (Or a Cabriolet?)

Or against Durwood Hatch?

May-10-23  N.O.F. NAJDORF: 20.Ng5 hxg5 21. Bh7+ Kxh7 22. Qh5+ Kg8 23. Qxf7+ Kh8 24. Rf3 g4 25. Rf5 g6 26. e6+ d4 27. Rf4 Qe5 28. Rxg4 Bxg2+ (28... Qh5 29. Rxd4) 29. Kxg2 Qe2+ 30. Kh3 (30. Kg3 Bd6+ 31. Kh4 Qxh2+ 32. Kg5 Qh5#) Qxg4+ 31. Kxg4 Ne5+ wins
May-10-23  N.O.F. NAJDORF: 20...hxg5 21. Rxf7 Kxf7 22. Qh5+ Kg8 23. Rf1 Nf8 24. Rxf8+ Kxf8 25. Qh8+ Ke7 26. Qxg7+ Ke6 27. Qf6+ Kd7 28. Bf5+ Ke8 29. Qh8+ Kf7 30. e6+ Ke7 31. Qg7+ Kd6 32. Be5+ Kc6 33. Qxc7#
May-10-23  N.O.F. NAJDORF: 20...hxg5 21. Rxf7 Kxf7 22. Qh5+ Kg8 23. Rf1 Nf6 24. exf6 d4 25. f7+ Kf8 26. Qh8+ Ke7 27. Qxg7 Rf8 28. Qf6+ Kd7 29. Bf5#
May-10-23  N.O.F. NAJDORF: 20...hxg5 21. Rxf7 Qc6 22. e6 d4 23. Qh5 Nf8 24. Rxf8+
May-10-23  N.O.F. NAJDORF: < Honza Cervenka: In his annotations of this game Flohr wrote that 20...hxg5 would be followed with 21.Bh7+ Kf8 (21...Kxh7 22.Qh5+ Kg8 23.Qxf7+ Kh7 24.Rf3 g4 25.Rf5 etc.) 22.Rxf7+ Kxf7 23.Qh5+ Kf8 24.Rf1+ and white wins. But there seems to be a problem with his sideline, as after 20...hxg5 21.Bh7+ Kxh7 22.Qh5+ Kg8 23.Qxf7+ Kh7 24.Rf3 g4 25.Rf5 black has 25...Nf6! 26.Qxc7 Rd7 (diagram) and where is the win?>

Brilliant.

I cannot see a win for white after 25... g6 either, in the event black had played 23... Kh8 rather than 23... Kh7.

May-10-23  N.O.F. NAJDORF: 20...hxg5 21. Rxf7 Rf8 22. Rxd7 Qxd7 23. e6 Qe8 (23... Rae8 24. Qh5 Rxe6 25. Bh7+)

or

23... Rfe8 24. Qh5 Rxe6

win for black

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