The US Championships Part 1: 1936

10. Hanauer – Horowitz 0-1

This is a fun attacking game and is a great example of how not to play the Budapest for white. Particularly notable and thematic was black’s rook lift from a8-e8-e6-h6. Once this happens, White can safely resign and set up for the next one. The game effectively ends at move 16 but White plays on.

9. Dake – Adams 1-0

The first of many Adams games I chose to analyze. In this game, Adams employs the Falkbeer counter gambit with little success. After move 5 or 6, I had a tough time seeing how Black had compensation for the lost pawn. After move 12 it’s clear that black is in a lot of trouble and a few moves later he simply blunders an exchange. Dake mops up without much trouble or resistance from Adams.

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