Tuesday, June 24

Two fine games from Hamburg

We present two fine games played recently at the Hamburg Chess Club. In the first, Herren Schönmann and Studt engage in a fascinating battle "to the last pawn," with the result being an honorable draw after 58 moves. The contest features enterprising play by both men, and includes piece sacrifices, mating threats, and an underpromotion among its varied contents. We urge the reader not to overlook the variations adduced in the annotations, as they too have their delights to offer.

The second game is rather more one-sided, as Herr Schütte, proceeding with admirable directness, overcomes Herr Studt after only 18 moves of a sprightly Queen's Gambit Declined, capping his efforts with a pretty Knight move that leaves Black powerless to resist.

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