By Alexander Alekhine
One of the best avid gamers of all time, Alexander Alekhine (1892–1946) was once international chess champion for over sixteen years. not just a ideal grasp of the advanced place, he used to be additionally a great 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 realm 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 security, Caro-Kann safeguard, Sicilian security, Alekhine's protection, and King's Pawn, Nimzowitsch safeguard. partially 3 Alekhine discusses examples of closed video games, together with the Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox safety; Queen's Gambit Declined, Slav security; Queens' Gambit approved; Queen's Pawn, Nimzowitsch security; the Queen's Pawn video game, English starting, Catalan approach; and more.
This e-book permits you to observe the stratagems and techniques serious about a bunch of interesting struggles among the world's maximum chess avid 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 complex positions and providing a global champion's precise perception and commentary.
Whatever your point of chess services, you are going to get pleasure from and make the most of learning those video games, offered and analyzed through one of many ideally suited strategists in chess history.
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1 6 Qe2 Nc4 20 Nxc4 ! gxf4 17 Re1 D i sadvantageous for Black w o u l d be O n c e Black has a c q u i red h i s f i r s t 20 . . Nxc4 21 Bxc 7 and 20 . . bxc4 Page 26 Game 13 Ruy Lopez (or 20 . . dxc4) 21 Be5 ! 21 B l ack to move Ne5! This threatens i n particu l a r the square c6 w h i c h Black is i n no position to defend effectively ( i f 2 1 . . R b 6 then 22 R a 8 a n d w i n s ) . 21 • . • B f6 ! T h i s is the move w h i c h places t h e m o s t obstacles before h i s opponent. Bxe6 22 Nde6 23 Nxe6 Qca 24 Nxb8 Qxb8 Black now threatens (after, for instance, t h e p l a u s i b l e move 25 Qd3) to conso l i d ate his position by p l a y · i n g 25 .
Rhb2+ 59 Kc4 Ra4 mate. Kh6 58 59 Rb1 Rad2 H e could also win by 59 . . Nc5+ o r 59 . . R a f 2 . f o l l owed by 60 . . Rxh3. 6 0 Bd7 61 Kc4 Rxd5 Game 13 Ruy Lopez s t r i k i n g successes. I n fact 61 . . R d d 2 would be s i m p l e and decisive. I f 62 Rc6 (to p re ve n t 62 . . d5+) then 62 . . Rhe2 etc. Black to move Rxe7 62 Kxd5 63 Kxe4 Rxd7 64 h4! d5+! Otherwise W h i te w o u l d . after 65 Kd5, be in a n advantageous position, d e sp i t e b e i n g a pawn down. Position after 6 1 Kc4 61 '" Re2+ With a won game and free from any danger.
17 10 • • • Rb8 After this move the sacrifice i s f u l l y justified a s i s shown b y t h e game w h i c h . for this reason alone. has a certain theoretical v a l u e . 11 axb5 12 Nd4! 18 Kf8 Bf4 Nbd6 The threat was 19 Bxc7. 19 Nd2 Black to move axb5 A s w i l l be seen. t h i s sacrifice assures White of the i n itiative for a long time. Nxe5 12 13 f3 Now 13 f4 would lead to nothing after 13 . . B g 4 14 Qc2 Nc4! 7 H e r e the attempt to w i n t h e exchange would be h a r m f u l for W h i t e .
107 Great Chess Battles by Alexander Alekhine