By Alexander Alekhine
One of the best gamers of all time, Alexander Alekhine (1892–1946) used to be global chess champion for over sixteen years. not just a preferrred grasp of the advanced place, he used to be additionally a superb 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 opponents 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 online game, Philidor's protection, and the Scotch Gambit. half is dedicated to semi-open video games, that includes the French protection, Caro-Kann safeguard, Sicilian security, Alekhine's protection, and King's Pawn, Nimzowitsch protection. partly 3 Alekhine discusses examples of closed video games, together with the Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox safety; Queen's Gambit Declined, Slav protection; Queens' Gambit accredited; Queen's Pawn, Nimzowitsch safety; the Queen's Pawn online game, English starting, Catalan procedure; and more.
This publication permits you to realize the stratagems and techniques thinking about a number 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 courses you thru the intricacies of every contest, illuminating advanced positions and supplying a global champion's detailed perception and commentary.
Whatever your point of chess services, you are going to take pleasure in and take advantage of learning those video games, offered and analyzed by way of one of many ideally suited strategists in chess history.
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G5? (A h u e s - R u b i n s t e i n , San Remo, 1 93 0 ) , there follows 9 Bxg5! hxg5 10 Nxg5 with a strong attack for the piece sacrificed. Nor is 8 . . g6 effective in reso l v i n g a l l Black's d i f f i c u l t i e s ; f o r e x a m p l e 9 Na3 Bg7 10 Qd2 and Black st i l l has not succeeded in solving the pro· blem of his k i ng . 9 Nbd2 Game 16 Ruy Lopez 0·0 14 Bc2 15 Nf1 Bb5 16 Bd3 f5! With t h i s move, the l o g i c a l con· sequence of the preced i n g tactics, Reshevsky f i n a l l y manages to equalize the game.
Rf7 Page 31 Game 16 Ruy Lopez 31 Nd4 0f6 38 Oe8+ Kg7 32 g4 Og5 39 Nh5+ Kg6 33 Nxf5 Oxg4+ 40 Og8+ Black resigns Kg8 A game played with the strong energetic i n itiative which is ch aracteristic of the representative of Cracow. 34 Ng3 + Re1 Kf8 36 Ob2 Og7 37 Oe2 Od4 35 GAME 1 6 Second match game, New York 1 942 Ruy Lopez White: I. K A S H D A N Black: S. R E S H E V S K Y e4 e5 2 Nf3 Ne6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 d6 The Steinitz Defence Deferred, which is certa i n l y playable but requi res on Black's part exception ally precise and c i rcu mspect play .
Qb7 33 Qc5+ Kg7 34 Qg5+ Kf8 35 Qh6+ Rg7 36 Qa6 ! Qxa6 37 bxa6 Rg8 38 a7 Kg7 39 Rebl !. fol l owed by 40 R b 8 . Page 2 7 Game 14 Ruy Lopez ( b ) 29 . . B x e l 30 R xe l ! (tempting but sufficient only for a draw i s 30 Qh6+ Kg8 3 1 R c l ! with the idea of 3 1 . . Bc3 32 Qg5+ Kf8 33 Qf6 Rg8 34 Bxf7 ! but B l ack can escape by 31 . . Qe8! 32 Rc5 B d 2 ! 33 Qxd2 Qe3! etc . ) Qc3 31 Qe5 Rg8 32 Bd5 with a w i n n i n g attack because on 32 . . Qxb4 there f o l l ows 33 Qe7+ Kg7 34 Bxf7 ! and on 32 .
107 Great Chess Battles by Alexander Alekhine