Saturday, June 2, 2018

New Game By Oren

The following game, by Menachem Oren (then Chwojnik) was published in Al Ha'Mishmar (Jan, 6th, 1950, p. 8). It does not appear in Chessbase 14's database, nor in online databases such as www.chessgames.com , or for that matter in Kandelshein's (very good) 1989 biography of Oren, Oren Ba'Tzameret (On the Top: Dr. Menachem Oren, the First Chess Champion of Israel). Edited 25/5/2018: We add, in square brackets, the annotations of a strong player, Shahar Gindi, a good colleague of ours. 





White: M. Oren
Black: P. Chramkov [ph. spelling]
1945 
(Occasion?)
Annotations: M. Oren and [Shahar Gindi]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e3 f5 5.Nf3 Nd7 6.Qc2 Qf6 

Indending to protect f5, in order to avoid c-d pawn exchange. Black's next move is intended for the same purpose. 

7.Bd3 Nh6 [This weird looking development is played by top playes to this day -- S.G.] 8.b3 Bd6 9.Bb2 [Both sides avoid castling, which is especially awkward for Black] b6 

9...e5 10.dxe5 Nxe5 11.Nxe5 Bxe5 12. f4 with advantage fot White

10.Rac1  

Protects the Nc3 and prepares Qe2, to prevent Black's e5. 

10...Bb7 11.Qe2 a6 12.0-0 Ng4 [? - 12...g5? 13.c5! ruins Black's pawn structure, so 12...Qe7 was in order.] 13.cxd [13.c5! is also good] cxd 14. e4! [The Stonewall has collapsed] Bf4? 

If 14... dxe4 then 15.Nxe4! fxe4 16.Bxe4 wins back the piece. [But still better than the game contiuation,]

15.exf5 [!+- From here on Black defends poorly and White's advantage keeps growing until mate.] Bxc1 16.Bxc1 Qe7

Necessary. If 16... 0-0 17.Bg5! and wins.


17.Ng5! Ndf6 

17...exf5 18.Qxe7+ Kxe7 19.Re1+ and wins in all variations.

18.Nxe6 



18...Kd7 19.f3 Nh6 20.Na4 Qd6 21.Bf4 Qb4 22.a3! [Oren keeps finding the best moves] Qxa3 

22...Qxb3 23.Nec5+ wins the queen. 

23.Nec5+! [Now mate is unstoppable] bxc5 24.Qe6+ Kd8 25.Qd6+ Nd7 26.Qc7+ Ke7 27.Re1+ Kf6 28.Qd6+ Kf7 29.Qe6+ Kf8 30.Bd6#

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