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Victor Soultanbeieff vs Mir Sultan Khan
Liege (1930), Liege BEL, rd 1, Aug-19
Queen's Indian Defense: Capablanca Variation (E16)  ·  0-1

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Nov-03-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  James Demery: One would think Khan would be most comfortable playing Indian defenses. I think they are more similar to the kind of chess he was familiar with.
Jul-07-10  sleepkid: This should be a game of the day. "Salt and Beef" - or maybe even "Khanned Salt and Beef".

Why didn't I think of this during the pun contest?

Jul-07-10  20MovesAhead: a most excellent pun
Aug-10-10  shatranj7: Threatening 29...Qb7! and 30...Rxg3+!.
May-04-12  ozmikey: The position after Black's 26th move reminds me of a comment that Trevor Hay made about a certain position that a friend and I were analysing: "Every single Black piece is better [than its counterpart]. So of course Black wins."
Sep-08-12  bengalcat47: This game appears in Reinfeld's book Chess Mastery by Question and Answer.
Sep-29-12  shatranj7: Also, threatening 29 Qd2 Rxc3. 30 Qxc3 Ne2+
Sep-29-12  ferrabraz: Actualy, every white move looses the queen:
29. Qe1 Rc3 and 30...Ne2 or 30... Nf3
29. Qd2 Rc3
29. Qc1 Ne2
Jul-02-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Teyss: <sleepkid> Excellent pun. Just submitted it but you should get the credit.
Jul-02-21
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  Chessical: If Black takes the Knight, it appears that he cannot then avoid a perpetual check.


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For instance:

<17...gxh4> 18. Qxh6 Qd8 19. e5 Ndxe5 20. Bxc6 Bxc6 21. Rxe5 dxe5 22. gxh4 f5 23. Qg6+

or

<18...Nce5> 19. f4 Ng6 20. f5 Nge5 21. Qg5+ Kh7 22. Qxh4+ Kg8 23. Qg5+

Jul-02-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Teyss: In the final position, if the White Queen moves, 29... Qb7 (stronger than 29... Rxc3 30. Nxc3) threatening 30... Rxc3 and 31... Qg2#

Sultan Khan was a genius who had a short but brilliant career. Note he was not a sultan, it is his name. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_S...

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