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By Alexander Alekhine

One of the best gamers of all time, Alexander Alekhine (1892–1946) was once international chess champion for over sixteen years. not just a preferrred grasp of the complex place, he used to be additionally an outstanding annotator. during this quantity he offers a lot info and perception approximately greater than a hundred video games performed among 1939 and 1945, in addition to delightfully candid perspectives on fellow masters and competitors for the area title.
In half One, dedicated to open video games, Alekhine analyzes video games that includes such openings because the Ruy Lopez, 4 Knights video game, Philidor's safety, and the Scotch Gambit. half is dedicated to semi-open video games, that includes the French safety, Caro-Kann protection, Sicilian security, Alekhine's protection, and King's Pawn, Nimzowitsch protection. partially 3 Alekhine discusses examples of closed video games, together with the Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox protection; Queen's Gambit Declined, Slav safety; Queens' Gambit authorized; Queen's Pawn, Nimzowitsch safety; the Queen's Pawn video game, English commencing, Catalan method; and more.
This publication permits you to realize the stratagems and techniques focused on a bunch of attention-grabbing struggles among the world's maximum chess gamers: Alekhine, Capablanca, Bogoljubov, Kashdan, Reshevsky, Tartakower, Keres, Najdor, and various others. With attribute thoroughness, readability, and humor, Alekhine publications you thru the intricacies of every contest, illuminating advanced positions and supplying a global champion's targeted perception and commentary.
Whatever your point of chess services, you will take pleasure in and take advantage of learning those video games, offered and analyzed by means of one of many ideally suited strategists in chess history.

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Nf6 16 Nxc6 bxc6 1 7 Nxf6 Oxf6 18 Bxe4 Rb8, and prefers to l a u n c h into the hazardous g a i n of a pawn. 1 4 Bxf6 14 Bxe4 would be a mistake owing to 14 . . Bxd4 1 5 Nxd4 Oh4 etc. 14 Nxf6 lS Nxf6 axf6 16 Bxe4 axb2 17 NgS! g6 After 1 7 . . h6 there f o l l ows 1 8 Oh5, g a i n i n g material. 18 Rbl 1 9 ad2 20 21 22 Nh3 af6 h6 Kg7 Rb3 Nd4 Rg3 BfS? This apparently p l a u s i b l e move is revealed to be a fatal d e c i s i o n . The right move is 22 . . NfS 23 Rf3 Od4 24 Oc2 Re8 1 with better fighting chances for B l a c k .

Page 48 Rf4 40 Kd3 Re7 41 b6 Rb7 42 Ke3 Kd5 43 Rb5+ Ke4 44 Rxf5 Rxb6 45 Rg6 Rxf7 Game 23 Phflidor's Defence 46 Kfl Kd5 Drawn 47 Re7 h5 48 Ra7 A s p l e n d i d effort by the Argen t i n i a n master. G A M E 23 Dusseldorf 1 908 Phil idor's Defence White: C . VON 8A R D E L E 8 E N Black: A . A LE K H I N E Recently I was g l a n c i n g through one of m y oid notebooks that I had not looked at for many years when I found the f o l l o w i n g game. It was the first game of a short c h a m p i o n s h i p that I d i sputed and ' w o n ' i n Dusseldorf i n 1 908 a g a i n s t the former champion C .

R x g 1 + 37 K x g l R a 1 + 38 K h 2 Ng6 etc. with advantage to B l a c k . Nd7 36 37 Rf1 Ra2 This i s good but not the best_ Black would have conserved w i n n i ng chances by protec t i n g the f-pawn with 3 7 _ . Nf7. For example 37 . _ Nf7 38 Rh5 Rg6 39 Rf5 Kg7 and White's position would remain seriously threatened_ 38 Nxf6 Nxf6 39 R hxf6 Rxb2 40 B d 1 Rgg2 41 Rg3 Bf3 g6 42 B g4 Og7 43 Ra1 Rh2+ f6 44 Kg1 Rhg2+ 45 Kf1 Rh2 33 bg6 Rgg2 The s i m plest because if the q u e e n retreats t h e m o v e 33 _ .

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