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Alekhine's Defense Miniatures/Brilliancies
Compiled by ksadler
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Yes, just what this site needs...another collection on Alekhine's Defense! This one deals with miniatures for Black and brilliant games by Black.

Beautiful checkmate to finish.
J Rabinovich vs Levenfish, 1927 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

A common queen sac turned into checkmate!
NN vs G Geshev, 1935 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

White needs just a little more space.
G Gibbs vs L Schmid, 1968 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

The Kingside pawn storm leads to a trapped King on queenside.
M A Kislov vs Gipslis, 1970 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

A quick sac on f2 leads to a quick mate.
J Lastovicka vs F Vykydal, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 12 moves, 0-1

Fork the pig...fork the pig!!!
Z Radojevic vs Bagirov, 1973 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Alburt attacks down the f-file in the e6 sac line.
A Kuindzhy vs Alburt, 1974 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Why random development shouldn't work against the Alekhine.
Hecker vs A Harju, 1976 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Overpowering attack by Black.
L Dobrovolsky vs P Hardicsay, 1978 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

White blinks and there's a mate in 3.
A Andreev vs Khmelnitsky, 1988 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

One of my favourite miniatures of all time!
A Deloup vs J M Dubois, 1989 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

White's looking to mate on the kingside, Black gets there first
P Rahls vs Bagirov, 1990 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

This must have been *real* early in the morning...
M Herdering vs H Schultz, 1993 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

Yoink!
U Voigt vs Pribyl, 1996 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Queen Sac = quick win? In this case anyway.
E Maahs vs W Pajeken, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

White gets greedy and gets punished.
D de Vreugt vs P Egeli, 2001 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Ouch...I shed a tear for White on this one.
L Masiagutova vs S Sudarikov, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

First White's winning, then Black, oh I'm confused
K Moniszka vs T Kamieniecki, 2001 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Excellent use of his Queen by Black.
Ilincic vs I Marinkovic, 1989 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

A textbook example of the power of pinning.
B Gamback vs R Nevanlinna, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

A mate on f7 in 9 moves against the Alekhine.
A Powers vs Dake, 1937 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

An example of how not to play the 2. Bc4 Nxe4 line for White.
B Hofer vs A Nugteren, 1996 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

A wonderful miniature!
Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

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