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Stefan Lazare vs Charles Gilbert Marriott Watson
AUS ch (1945), Sydney, rd 10, Sep-13
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation (B72)  ·  0-1



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Aug-21-22  optimal play: 12.Kh2?!

<18...Bd5 Preventing Ne4> If 18...Ba6 19.Ne4 Bxd4 20.Bxd4 Qd5! ∓



30.Bxh4? Better to just exchange bishops.


<34.Rxg3 Lazare should have taken with the king. Watson then had in mind 34...Rc8 35.Qb7 Kg6 36.h4 Kh5> Or better for black 35...d5 36.h4 Qe5+

This was an unexpected loss for Lazare who finished equal second on 10½ points in the 1945 Australian Chess Championship (the first played since 1939).

Despite this win, Watson finished further down on 7½ points.

The title went to Lajos Steiner who finished on 12 points after 15 rounds.

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