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[Event "Generalgouvernement Meisterturnier-03"] [Site "Lublin/Warsaw/Krakow "] [Date "1942.??.??"] [Round "3"] [White "Zollner, Hans"] [Black "Junge, Klaus"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D44"] [Annotator "MJDonnelly"] [PlyCount "72"] [EventDate "1942.10.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "11"] [EventCountry "POL"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2000.11.22"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 (4. g3 {is a more positional approach recommended, for instance, by the current day opening expert GM Avrukh.}) 4... c6 {Offering White the opportunity to enter one of the most complex opening variations known.} ({Recent years has also seen a revival and great deal of praxis for another very complex line known as "The Ragozin" which occurs after } 4... Bb4 {This has resurfaced since it is no longer thought that White obtains an advantage after the obvious reply} 5. Qa4+ {forcing} Nc6 {when Black cannot now no longer easily attack the White centre with c5.}) 5. Bg5 { White accepts the challenge although sometimes the quieter lines of} (5. cxd5) ({or} 5. e3 {are chosen instead.}) 5... dxc4 6. e4 b5 7. e5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Nxg5 hxg5 (9... Nd5 {is another very difficult line to face but after} 10. Nxf7 Qxh4 11. Nxh8 Bb4 12. Rc1 Qe4+ ({or if} 12... c5 13. dxc5 Nd7 14. Be2 Nxe5 15. O-O {is winning for White as the Nh8 is not easy to trap.}) 13. Be2 Nf4 14. a3 Nxg2+ 15. Kf1 Ne3+ 16. fxe3 Qxh1+ 17. Kf2 Qxh2+ 18. Ke1 {is surprisingly good for White.}) 10. Bxg5 Nbd7 (10... Be7 {Van Scheltinga-Grunfeld, Holland 1940 is regarded as weaker by Pachman, and Schandorff points out it leaves Black with holes on the black squares after} 11. exf6 Bxf6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 { nevertheless it has been played by some very strong GMs such as Aronian and Morozovitch.}) 11. Qf3 {One of White's three main options which Euwe regarded as very strong.} (11. exf6 {is in Botvinnik's opinion questionable and in a famous game in the 1945 Wireless Match USSR v USA against Denker he thrashed the American player in just 25 moves after White castled kings-side via} Bb7 12. Be2 Qb6 13. O-O O-O-O 14. a4 b4 15. Ne4 c5 16. Qb1 Qc7 {with a winning attack. Curiously this position has been reached some three times, much later in correspondence games, and were all won by Black.}) (11. g3 {as played in Lilienthal-Botvinnik Moscow 1944 was regarded as the move that sets Black the most difficult task, and modern theory also supports this view, although the numerous complex lines have by no means been exhaustively worked out.}) 11... Bb7 12. Be2 (12. exf6 {mixes two systems and Black obtains a good game by the straightforward} Qb6 {as has occurred in quite a few games, for instance, Zhivtsov-Botvinnik, Moscow-ch 1943.}) ({There is a small trap here for White so not} 12. Nxb5 {as Black unpins with gain of tempo and wins by} Qb6) 12... Qb6 (12... Rg8 {is also playable although White guards the bishop by advancing the passed h-pawn two squares so gains a small edge. The reduction in pressure on the h-file and h2 pawn might become important if the game reaches an ending. } 13. h4 (13. Bxf6 {has been shown in older games to be fully acceptable for Black:} Nxf6 14. exf6 (14. Qxf6 Qxf6 15. exf6 Rxg2 16. a4 Rg6 17. Ne4 c5 18. Bf3 O-O-O {Szabo-Euwe, Hastings 1938/39.})) 13... Qb6 14. Bxf6 Nxf6 15. Qxf6 Be7 16. Qf4 Rxg2 {Schaefer-Junge, Dresden 1942 and now instead of} 17. a4 { pushing h-pawn to h5 looks promising for White.}) 13. Bxf6 (13. exf6 {again doesn't seem right as the bishop is loose and is left facing the "brick wall" of its own pawn on f6. One game continued here} c5 (13... O-O-O {Bebiak-Orolin, SVK-ch U-14 Komarno 1999 also seems fine.}) 14. d5 b4 15. Na4 Qa5 16. Bxc4 O-O-O ({or also} 16... Ne5 $5) 17. Bb3 exd5 $17 {Nagy-Szabo (B), corr. 1981.}) 13... c5 14. Ne4 (14. d5 {doesn't achieve too much as following} Nxf6 {Black achieves good play} ({After} 14... Rg8 {Gligorich gives the interesting sacrifice} 15. dxe6 Bxf3 16. exd7+ Kxd7 17. Bxf3 {when White has enough compensation for the queen.}) 15. Qxf6 Rh6 16. Qf4 exd5 17. Bf3 Rd8 { Starke-Junge, Fernturnier der Deutschen Schachzeitung 1942-44.}) (14. Qf4 { is even worst as Black gains time and prevents White castling queens-side by} Bh6 15. Qg3 Nxf6 16. exf6 O-O-O) 14... Rg8 15. Qf4 cxd4 16. Bh5 Nc5 {Attacking e4 with tempo and in addition threatening Nd3+. Later games have seen Black explore other reasonable options.} (16... Bb4+ 17. Kf1 d3 $2 (17... Rf8 $5) 18. Bxf7+ {the same sacrifice as in the main game but here it is excellent as Black has prevented the Nd3+ option.} Kxf7 19. Bd8+ Ke8 20. Bxb6 axb6 21. f3 Rf8 22. Qg4 {Dobke-Klug, DDR-ch corr 1981 and White won,}) (16... Qc6 17. f3 Bb4+ 18. Kf1 c3 {is a very acceptable position for Black but White ended up winning in Kierzek-Hess, Hessen-ch 1975.}) (16... Bxe4 17. Qxe4 (17. Bxf7+ { here fails although the lines are tricky} Kxf7 18. Bd8+ Bf5 19. Bxb6 Nxb6 { best. Weaker is} (19... axb6 20. Qxd4 Nc5 21. O-O Rg4 {when Black is "only" better and not} (21... Bh3 22. Qf4+ Ke8 23. g3 Bxf1 24. Kxf1 {which is about equal.})) 20. Qxd4 Rxg2 {and Black is winning.}) 17... Rb8 18. O-O-O {is unclear but looks playable for Black.}) 17. Bxf7+ Kd7 {Displaying a great will to win. Instead} (17... Kxf7 18. Bh4+ {forces an unusual draw after} Ke8 (18... Kg7 $2 {allows White a mating attack via} 19. Qf6+ Kh7 20. Qf7+ Kh8 (20... Kh6 21. Nf6 {and mates.}) (20... Bg7 21. Nf6+ Kh8 (21... Kh6 22. Qh5#) 22. Qh5+ Bh6 23. Qxh6#) (20... Rg7 21. Qh5+ Kg8 22. Nf6#) 21. Qh5+ Kg7 22. Bf6#) 19. Nf6+ Kd8 20. Nd5+ Ke8 (20... Kc8 21. Nxb6+ $18 {here is winning as the queen is captured with check.}) 21. Nf6+ $11 {with a very strange repetition but certainly not} (21. Nxb6 Nd3+ 22. Kd1 Nxf4 23. Nxa8 Bxa8 {and Black soon captures the pawn on g2 to yield a winning game.})) 18. Nxc5+ (18. O-O { has been played in several later games. Black now has the tactic} Rxg2+ 19. Kxg2 Nxe4 20. f3 Nxf6 {and Black seems to have decent play in this very murky position-one example being Jersin-Vassilev, corr 1976.}) 18... Bxc5 19. O-O-O ( {White has taken the offered material in two correspondence games again played much later than the main game:} 19. Bxg8 Bb4+ (19... Qa5+ {seems more emphatic and Black won after} 20. Kf1 Rxg8 21. Bg5 Rf8 22. Qd2 b4 23. h4 c3 { Mathew-Steen, corr. England 1965.}) 20. Kf1 Rxg8 21. Bg5 Rf8 22. Qg3 Be4 $2 23. h4 c3 {and White won in Nasarko-Schicketanz, DDR-Ukraine corr. 1963.}) 19... Bd5 {A strong move continuing the attack on the White king by shieding the Black king and still leaving the Rg8 attacked. This all keeps the game very tense. However, Black can, in fact, take a calmer route and grab a pawn and establish a rook on the seventh with} (19... Rxg2 {and if White plays the counter sacrifice} 20. Rxd4+ Bxd4 21. Rd1 Bd5 22. Qxd4 Qxd4 23. Rxd4 {then Black can grab a second pawn with} Rxh2 {also establishing a winning game.}) 20. Bxg8 Rxg8 21. h4 (21. Bg5 {proved to be no improvement and Black soon won after} Rf8 22. Qg3 b4 23. Bh6 Rb8 24. Be3 c3 {as in Putik-Hlavacek, corr. CSR 1991.}) 21... c3 22. bxc3 Qa5 23. Rd2 (23. cxd4 {is not playable as Black soon mates with} Qa3+ 24. Kd2 ({or} 24. Kc2 Qxa2+ 25. Kc3 Qb3+ 26. Kd2 Bb4+ 27. Ke2 Bc4+) 24... Bb4+ 25. Ke2 Bc4+) 23... dxc3 $6 {A slip in this highly complex position that endangers the win.} (23... Qxc3+ {ensures a simple win after} 24. Rc2 ({although} 24. Kb1 {is more difficult and Black has to find} Rg4 { deflecting the queen to win after} 25. Qxg4 Qxd2) 24... Qa1+ 25. Kd2 Bb4+ 26. Ke2 Qxh1) 24. Rxd5+ {A good counter sacrifice which should have drawn. Alternatively} (24. Re2 {allows Black to capture the remaining pawn cover of the White king and crash through after} Bxa2 25. Rd1+ Kc7 26. Bd8+ Rxd8 27. Qf7+ Kc6 28. Rxd8 Ba3+ 29. Kd1 Qxd8+ $19) 24... exd5 25. Qf5+ Kc7 26. Qh7+ $2 ( 26. e6 $1 {was missed by White the point being the bishop, dormant for so long, suddenly joins the fight after} Qxa2 (26... Qa3+ 27. Kd1 ({not of course} 27. Kb1 {due to} Qb2#) 27... Qxa2 {allows} 28. Bxc3) 27. Bxc3 Qc4 28. Qc2 Rxg2 { and White has} 29. Be5+ {when amazingly the game seems level after each line.}) 26... Kb6 27. Qc2 (27. Qxg8 {here White possibly realised he could not in fact take the rook as Black's attack is too strong} Qa3+ 28. Kd1 Qa4+ 29. Ke2 (29. Ke1 Qe4+ 30. Kd1 (30. Kf1 Qb1+ 31. Ke2 Qc2+ 32. Kf3 Qxf2+ 33. Kg4 Qxg2+ { netting the White queen.}) 30... Qd3+ {and mates.}) 29... Qxa2+ {mating or winning the queen as before.}) 27... Qb4 28. g3 Qd4 29. h5 {White threatens to obtain a new queen but its all too late.} ({Instead after} 29. Rd1 {Black wins in a similar manner to later play with} Ba3+ 30. Kb1 Qb4+ 31. Ka1 Rc8 32. e6 ({ and if instead} 32. Bg5 Qb2+ 33. Qxb2 Bxb2+ 34. Kb1 c2+) 32... Qb2+ 33. Qxb2 cxb2+ 34. Kb1 Rc1+ 35. Rxc1 bxc1=Q#) 29... Ba3+ 30. Kb1 Qb4+ 31. Ka1 d4 32. Rd1 Rc8 33. Bg5 d3 (33... Qb2+ {is also winning easily.}) 34. Qb3 (34. Be3+ Ka6 { doesn't change anything.}) 34... Bb2+ 35. Kb1 Qxb3 36. axb3 c2+ {A remarkably complex game. Junge seemed to revel in these sorts of positions as can be seem if several of his other games are examined. In this game he made just one error but, deservedly, won brilliantly in end.} 0-1