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|Sep-16-06|| ||Knight13: Euwe deserved it. He shouldn't have won against Alekhine in their last match anyway if Alekhine didn't become such a heavy drinker.|
|Sep-16-06|| ||Bobak Zahmat: Thanks <chessgames.com>!!! This is really great. This way you provided great historic view at the different World Chess Championsship Matches that have been played in the past.|
|Sep-16-06|| ||jamesmaskell: This match was the last of what I like to see as the second of the four eras of World Chess Championships. The first era ended when Lasker got the title from Steinitz.|
I love the history behind chess. It just brings more atmosphere to it.
|Sep-16-06|| ||Bobak Zahmat: Quite facinating, not one of this 25 games of the match are started with the move 1.e4!|
|Sep-16-06|| ||fgh: Right, no e4!|
|Sep-16-06|| ||aw1988: <He shouldn't have won against Alekhine in their last match anyway if Alekhine didn't become such a heavy drinker.>|
I'm so tired of this. Yes, Alekhine drank a bit, but it took Euwe to realize what Alekhine's weaknesses were and go after them. Game 26, to name a spectacular example, was a game where Alekhine had nothing to drink and played a good game. And Euwe won spectacularly!
And other games were a mixture of nerves, as well.
|Sep-16-06|| ||Knight13: <Game 26, to name a spectacular example, was a game where Alekhine had nothing to drink and played a good game. And Euwe won spectacularly!> So you're saying that Alekhine shouldn't even lose ONE GAME if he wasn't drinking right? Because he plays PERFECT if he is not drinking? What are you trying to say? He's a human... He makes mistakes, just like all of us.|
|Sep-16-06|| ||aw1988: I'm not saying that at all. You said he shouldn't have won if Alekhine wasn't such a heavy drinker. What people fail to realize is that his chracteristics by this match - especially after his win after Bogoliubow in 1934 - were overconfidence, and recklessness. And Euwe exploited this to a fault. Alekhine drank copious amounts during his match in 1934, and there he could get away with it. Not here! And of course, in 1937 Alekhine truly deserved it, just like as in 1935 Euwe deserved it, because he just like the dutchman two years earlier made very special preparations, not unlike Botvinnik-Tal return match.|
|Sep-16-06|| ||positionalgenius: <Alekhine played no more matches,and held the title until his death in 1946>
My disdain for Alekhine is justified.This guy simply ran and never played a WCC match again.|
|Sep-16-06|| ||MrPatzer: <positionalgenius: My disdain for Alekhine is justified.This guy simply ran and never played a WCC match again.> I think World War II may have had something to do with it.|
|Sep-16-06|| ||aw1988: Botvinnik and Alekhine tried to make negotiations but these plans were interrupted by forces outside chess|
|Sep-16-06|| ||talisman: <MrPatzer> fear of capa may have had something to do with it.now look, CAPA raised more money than anyone during the yrs. after he lost the WC,ALEKHINE ducked! him.that's his legacy.|
|Sep-17-06|| ||Father Karras: Are there short descriptions abt the post 1937 world championships?|
|Sep-17-06|| ||Petrosian63: Alekhine was a cat for not allowing Capablanca a rematch. Thats it.|
|Sep-17-06|| ||Knight13: A cat? He was SMART for not allowing a Capablanca a rematch. That's why he held the title for so long. If you were Alekhine, would you risk playing Capablanca and lose your title when you could hold on to it for many years later?|
|Sep-17-06|| ||aw1988: Well, cats are supposed to be smart, so he might have been saying exactly that. I've said more than once certain sayings can become confusing...|
|Oct-14-06|| ||Eyal: Kramnik on this match: <I looked through the book about the match-revenge of 1937, it was the match on equal terms again. Alekhine is considered to have returned the crown to himself. They say he lost it when he was on a bender and then gave up drinking and won. It was not so. First of all in the period between the match and the match-revenge Euwe had beneficial score against Alekhine (3:1 in resulting games). In other words he kept on winning, though Alekhine gave up drinking rather fast. There was a struggle on equal terms in the match-revenge as well as in the first match. But in that game Alekhine had gone to pieces at certain time, and the next time Euwe suddenly went to pieces, he lost several games in a row. What happened, why did such a failure take place? Probably, Euwe subconsciously didn't want to be the world champion any more, the burden of that title pressed him psychologically. However that may be, I think: everything, that happens, is obligate, but the myth that Alekhine won the match-revenge easily should be destroyed.> see http://www.e3e5.com/eng/petersburg/...|
|Oct-21-06|| ||RookFile: Kramnik has a point. As late as game 20 of this 25 game affair, the score was only 6 to 4 Alekhine. Does that sound like it's been an easy match through the first 20 games?|
The answer would be no. Then, somehow, Euwe collapsed.
|Nov-21-06|| ||TylerD: Please, stop this nonsense. Nothing indicates Capa would have been able to beat Aljechin in the 30s. He would have lost, most certainly (or, more correctly, as certain as it goes).
Capa never dominated in the 30s, like he did 10 (!...) years earlier, during his best years. Aljechin, on th eothe rhand, clearly has dthe most impressive record from the 30s (all players included). |
Please, try to look at this a little more objectively. It is ok to favour Capablanca, but please remain objective about Aljechin - a strong candidate for the title greatest player of all time.
|Nov-21-06|| ||Benzol: <Nothing indicates Capa would have been able to beat Aljechin in the 30s.>|
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1936 (!?)
It a pity there wasn't another match between these two great players.
|Nov-22-06|| ||thegoodanarchist: Notice how sloppy and cluttered the tables are. Looks like they are playing in someone's study.|
It's not like today's big matches where there is very little on the table besides chess set, clock and flags.
|Dec-12-06|| ||Ch3ckmate: Euwe shouldnt have given Alekhine a rematch. when Alekhine refused to rematch Capablanca for the WC many times in a row like a spoiled kid scared of losing hes candy also Euwe should have refused rematch for Alekhine. i dont know much chess history but my opinion is Alekhine was somewhat a jerk.|
|Dec-12-06|| ||square dance: a return match in case of alekhine losing the 1935 match was written into the contract.|
|May-07-09|| ||Fanacas: Even if it wasent written in a contract euwe probaly would have given alekhine a rematch (but mayba also capablanca). Its intresting to see it is going rather equal until the 20the game some how euwe loses all next games.|
|May-07-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: Euwe did the right thing. At the time, Euwe may we have been considered the favorite in the rematch, the idea being that Alekhine was drunk and washed up.|
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