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Osmo Kaila's 95th Anniversary

Osmo Kaila (11.5.1916 - 3.6.1991)

* International master (1952)

* Fidemaster of chess compositions (1990)

* International judge of chess compositions (1958)

* Finnish champion 1939 and 1954

* Nordic champion 1946

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(IM) Osmo Kaila - (GM) Eero Böök

The autumn tournament of SSK (1934)

French Defence: Alapin Gambit (C01):

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Be3!?

Alapin's Gambit. This variation was introduced by Lithuanian master Semyon (Simon) Alapin (1856-1923). Grandmaster Jacques Mieses (1865-1954) used it in Monte Carlo in 1903.

 

Game Jacques Mieses - James Mason, Monte Carlo (1903) continued:

3...dxe4 4. Nd2 Nf6 5. c3 b6 6. g3 Bb7 7. Bg2 Nbd7 8. Qc2 Be7 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. Bxe4 Bxe4 11. Qxe4 O-O 12. O-O-O Nf6 13. Qg2 a5 14. Bg5 a4 15. Bxf6 Bxf6 16. f4 a3 17. b3 Qd6 18. Nf3 c5 19. Ne5 cxd4 20. Rxd4 Qc5 21. Rc4 Qe3+ 22. Qd2 Qxd2+ 23. Kxd2 Ra5 24. Re1 Rd5+ 25. Rd4 Rxd4+ 26. cxd4 Be7 27. Rc1 f6 28. Nc6 Bd6 29. Kd3 g5 30. Ke4 gxf4 31. gxf4 Ra8 32. Rd1 f5+ 33. Ke3 Rc8 34. Rc1 Kf8 35. Rc4 b5 36. Rc2 Ke8 37. Nb4 Rxc2 38. Nxc2 Kd7 39. Ne1 Kc6 40. Nf3 h6 41. Ne1 Kd5 42. Nd3 Be7 43. Ne1 Bb4 44. Nc2 Bd6 45. h3 Be7 46. Kd3 Bd6 47. Ne3+ Kc6 48. Ng2 Kd5 49. Ke3 Bb4 50. Kd3 Bd6 51. Ne3+ Kc6 52. Nc2 Bxf4 53. Nxa3 Bd6 54. Nc2 Be7 55. Ne1 Kd5 56. a4 bxa4 57. bxa4 e5 58. dxe5 Kxe5 59. Ke3 Bg5+ 60. Kf3 Kd5 61. Ng2 Kc5 62. Ne3 Kb4 63. Nxf5 Kxa4 64. Kg4 Kb5 65. Kh5 Kc5 66. Nxh6 Bc1 67. Kg6 Kd5 68. h4 Ke6 69. Nf5 Bf4 70. h5 Bc1 71. Ng3 Ke7 72. Kg7 Ke8 73. Ne4 Ke7 74. Ng3 Ke8 75. Nf5 (1/2-1/2).

3...dxe4 4. Nd2 Nf6 5. Ne2 Nbc6! 6. g3 e5! 7. dxe5 Nxe5 8. Bg2 Bf5 9. 0-0 Bb4 10. c3 Bd6 11. Bg5 h6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Bxe4 0-0-0 14. Nd4 Bh3 15. Qb3 c6 16. Bg2 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 h5! 18. Ne4 Qg6! 19. Nxd6+ Qxd6 20. Rad1 c5 21. Nb5 Qc6+ 22. f3 Kb8 23. c4 a6! 24. Nc3 Rxd1! 25. Nxd1 Rd8 26. Qc3 f6 27. Ne3 Rd3 28. Qc1 g5! 29. Nd5 Nxc4 30. Qxc4 Qxd5 31. Qxd5 Rxd5 32. Rf2 b5! 33. Rc2 c4 34. Kf2 Kb7 35. Ke3 Kb6 36. f4 Kc5 and white resigned (0-1).

 

The point of this game was not in the fact that Kaila (who was only 18 years old at that time) lost it. The main idea is that I wanted to find a special opening variation which Kaila has used and play it.

Those who know my habits know that I like to play all sorts of rare side variations and openings because I like the aestetic side of chess.

 

Behemon - Kasimir Ilmonen 

25+25 minutes, Jyväskylä 9th May 2011

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Be3!? dxe4 4. Nd2 Nf6 5. g3 Nc6 6. c3 e5 7. dxe5 Nxe5 8. Qc2 Be6 9.Bg2 Bd6 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. Bxe4 c6 12. 0-0-0 Qc7 13. Kb1 0-0-0 14. f4 Ng4 15. Bc1 Qb6 16. Rf1 Ne3 17. Bxe3 Qxe3 18. Nf3 g6 19. Nd4 Bf5 20. Bxf5+ gxf5 21. Re1!

Black queen is stuck! The rest of the game is pure technique.

21...Qe8 22. Rxe8 Rhxe8 23. Qxf5+ Rd7 24. Qxh7 Bc5 25. Df5 Kc7?? 26. Nb3? 

26. Qxc5 was correct.

26...Bf2 27. Nd4!?

I wanted to simplify the game.

27...Bxd4 28. cxd4 Rxd4??

Now black will lose his rook.

29. Qxf7+ Kd8 30. Qf6+ Re7 31. Qxd4+ Rd7 32. Qe5 b5 33. Re1 Kc8 34. Qe8+ Rd8 35. Qxc6+ Kb8 36. Re7 Rd1+ 37. Kc2  Rd8 38. Qb7# (1-0).

The following game was played exactly on Kaila's 95th birthday. 

Venkataramanan, V. - Behemon

Jyväskylä 11th May 2011

French Defense: Alapin's Gambit (C01):

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Be3!? (THEME)

3...dxe4 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Nf6 6.Bd3 h6 7.O-O Be7 8.Nbd2 O-O 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.Bxe4 Nd7 11.c3 Nf6 12.Bd3 b6 13.Ne5 Bb7 14.Qd2 Ne4 15.Bxe4 Bxe4 16.Rf4 Bb7 17.Raf1 Bg5 18.Nxf7 Qe7 19.Nxg5 Rxf4 20.Bxf4 hxg5 21.Bxg5 Qd7 22.Qf4 Qd5 23.Qf7+ Kh8 24.Rf3 Qxg5 25.Rh3+ Qh6 26.Rxh6+ gxh6 27.Qf6+ Kh7 28.Qf7+ Kh8 29.Qxc7 Bd5 30.c4 and black resigned (1-0).


 

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