Alekhine's Best Games of Chess 1938-1945 by Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander (ed.) PDF

By Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander (ed.)

This quantity was once edited by way of overseas grasp and British Chess Champion Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, established partly at the notes left by means of Alekhine to a few of the video games. Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine (1892-1946) was once not just one of many most powerful and most unique chess avid gamers who ever lived, yet he used to be additionally the main debatable, moment basically to Bobby Fischer. every thing approximately his existence and dying was once debatable and remains to be being written approximately even at the present time, even supposing he died in 1946, that is sixty four years in the past.

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El ab8 and Black's position would remain safe. h6 9. 11. xf6 Very harmless. But after 9 . llh4 the pin­ ning of the knight would be without much effect as Black would always have the move g5 at his disposal. 11. £)e7 7. e2 e5 • More solid than 7 . �g4 played by Bogoljubow in a later game also against Flohr. As will be seen White gets after a few moves a very promising position. Black has obviously not the slightest difficulties. 0-0 7 ... 0-0 c4 A move too early! After 9 . Ele1 c4 11 . \lfl h6 etc.

D3 � x a4 28 . £l x e4 f x e4 2 9 . � x e4 � b 5 30. �b7+ �d8 31 . �b8+ and mates in three moves. 1-0 After 13 . . , White would have at his disposal several unpleasant 59 Nottingham 1 93 6 threats o n both bishops' diagonals. Af­ ter the text move he gets the often un­ pleasant "hanging" pawns, a disadvan­ tage certainly, but in this particular case not a decisive one. Black's next move appears to be com­ paratively the best. Aa6 Threatening 20 .

H6 43. �d3 fol­ lowed by e4+ and f5, winning; and (3) 42 . . e3! and wins. This last one is the only variation where White would have any technical diffi­ culties. As played in the text, Black has a comparatively easy defense. By bring­ ing his king into the center, he will stop the free d-pawn and the necessarily ex­ posed position of the white king will give him opportunity of a counter-at­ tack. g6? Instead 34 . . h6 would lead to a diffi­ cult queen endgame. The text move should lose, as will be shown.

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