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Georges Koltanowski vs William Winter
Hastings (1931), Hastings ENG
Indian Game: General (A45)  ·  1-0

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Jun-30-19
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  fredthebear: Here the Belgium champion battles the future British champion. Koltanowski apparently played his best tournament chess in the 1930's.

Black is slightly better in the middlegame, but chooses the wrong plan. Black pushes the h-pawn w/support of the rook instead of castling kingside. The idea looks plausible, as White is cramped, but it proves too slow.

21...Bc5 initially looks like a difference maker for Black, as 22.Qa5 for temporary safety drops material and the center to the bishop's discovered attack captures. Instead of retreating the queen, White plays the intermezzo 22.NxBc6 threatening an Arabian Mate and the Black king becomes exposed! The threatened White queen escapes and gets more involved than Black's Sheba, trading down to a won ending with more pawns. 31...Ke6? was not helpful for Black either.

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  MissScarlett: <Belgian>
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  fredthebear: <MissScarlett> Thank you. We appreciate your expertise.

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