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Georges Koltanowski vs Stanley Zeitlin
Blindfold Simul, 10b (1938) (blindfold), Marshall CC, New York, NY USA, Oct-31
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense (C55)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: The Modern Two Knights with Ne4 & Bd7. Black was fine until 10 ... Nf6?! - instead 10 ... Nxc3 11. bxc3 0-0 and Black's a Pawn up. 13. Re1+ was strong and prevented Black from castling (13 ... Be7 14. Nxd5 cxd4 15. Rxe7+ Kf8 16. Qf3), so the Rh8 was kept out of play. Black had to try the horrible 21 ... Rf8 22. Rae1 Qf6 (23. Re8 Qg7) and White wins the Queenside Pawns, although Black's passed d Pawn might cause a distraction. The amazing Koltanowski!!
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  tpstar: The only White win in this line = Opening Explorer

<The amazing Koltanowski!!> Agree.

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  sea7kenp: Black clearly overlooked Mate with 23 ... Qf6. (That Queen *had* to protect the e8 Square). But 23 ... Qa4 (continuing to protect e8, while threatening 24 ... Qd1#) fails due to 24 b3!

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