Monday, September 30, 2013

Mamrorosh - Mashler, Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Match, Janaury 1932

Here is an interesting game -- "with chances for both sides", as the cliche goes -- which Marmorosh won in the Tel - Aviv Jerusalem match of Janaury 16th, 1932, which ended 6:4 in Tel Aviv's favor, as Davar reported on 21/1/1931, p. 3, with the game.

Event: Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Match
Date: Jan. 16th, 1932
White: Marmorosh
[Black: Mashler
ECO:  C10 (French Defense)
Annotator: Marmorosh
Source: Davar, Jan. 21st, 1932, p. 3.

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 c5?! A risky move, since it isolated the queen's pawn. The game begins to be lively from now on. 4. exd5 exd5 5. dxc5 d4 6. Nb5 Bxc5 7. Bf4 Na6 8. Nf3 Bg4 9. Nbxd4 Qb6! Black gets a solid attacking position for the pawn. Castling QS might decide the game in his favor. 10. Qe2+ Kf8  An excellent move which exploits the white queen's weak position. The only defense of the knight and pawn is: 11. c3 Nb4!? Better was 11... Re8. Now White begins to free himself 12. Qb5! Re8+ 13. Kd2 Nf6!! A very beautiful and resouceful move, but the opponent is on his guard. 14. Qxb6 White's main goal is to simplify, so as to have the pawn plus count for more. 14... e4+! 15. Kc1 Bxb6 16. Bb5! 16. cxb4 Bxd4 17. Nxd4 Nxf2 and Black wins. 16... Rc8 17. Re1 f5 The Knight cannot move, or else 18. Bd6+. 18. h3! a6 19. Bf1 Nd5 Forced. 20. hxg4 Nxf4 21. gxf5 Bxd4 22. Nxd4 Nxf2 23. Kc2 White's game is now totally free. 23... Kf7 24. g3 Nd5 25. Kb3 Ng4 26. Bc4 Rhd8 27. Ne6 Rd6 28. Ng5+! Kg8 29. Rad1! Ngf6 30. Re6! Rxe6 31. Bxd5 Nxd5 32. fxe6 Nf6 33. e7 All of Black's moves are forced. 33... Re8 34. Rd8 h6 35. Ne4 $1 Kf7 36. Nxf6 gxf6 37. Rxe8 Kxe8 38. Kc4 Kxe7 Black won his pawn back, but the queen side pawn majority decides. 39. Kd5 h5 40. c4 Kd7 41. b4 b6 42. a4 Ke7 43. c5! bxc5 44. bxc5 Kd7 45. c6+ Kc7 46. Ke6 Kxc6 47. Kxf6 Kc5 48. Kg5 Kb4 49. Kxh5 Kxa4 50. g4 Black resigns (1-0). One of the most interesting games of the match.


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