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Kurt Richter vs Arpad Vajda
Prague Olympiad (1931), Prague CSR, rd 8, Jul-16
French Defense: Classical Variation. Richter Attack (C13)  ·  1-0



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  Pawn and Two: This game is from the Prague Olympics of 1931, where Kurt Richter finished 3rd on board 4, with a score of 10.5 - 4.5 (+7 =7 -1).

At move 14, Black had a difficult choice. Fritz indicates his best continuation was: (.70) (20 ply) 14...Bb7 15.g4 Nd7 16.gxh5 gxh5 17.Rhg1 f6 18.exf6 Nxf6 19.Qe5 Bd6 20.Qxe6 Qxe6 21.Nxe6.

After 14...b4?, Richter found the brilliant and winning 15.Rxd5!!

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Instead of 15...Nd7, Black had other unsatisfactorly tries: 15...exd5 16.Nxd5 Qa7 17.Nf6+ Ke7 18.Bf3 Bf5 19.Qc4! Rf8 20.Bxa8; or 15...bxc3 16.Rxc5 cxb2+ 17.Kb1 0-0 18.Ne4 Kg7 19.Nd6!.; or 15...Bxf2 16.Nce4 exd5 17.Kf6+ Kf8 18.Nxd5 Bg3 19.Qxg3.

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