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107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 Alekhine
Compiled by mjk
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Alekhine, Alexander. 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-1945. Edward Winter, ed. & trans., New York: Dover, 1980. ISBN-0-486-27104-8.

1. "A game of theoretical value and unusual vitality"
I Pleci vs G Friedemann, 1939 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 2
Kashdan vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

3. "Keres has the appropriate [antidote]"
Keres vs B Rabar, 1942 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 4: Eighth match game
Kashdan vs Reshevsky, 1942
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 5
Alekhine vs P F Schmidt, 1942 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 6: Second match game
Alekhine vs R Rey Ardid, 1944 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 7
Alekhine vs H Zollner, 1942 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 8
Foltys vs Keres, 1943 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 9
Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 10
Alekhine vs G Barcza, 1942  
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 11
Saemisch vs Alekhine, 1943  
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 12
Alekhine vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1944 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 13 (First Brilliancy Prize)
Alekhine vs I V Rohacek, 1941 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 33 moves, 1-0

14. "This game is of double interest."
A Pomar Salamanca vs F J Perez Perez, 1945
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 15
Hans Roepstorff vs Bogoljubov, 1942  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 16: Second match game
Kashdan vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 17: Fourth match game
Kashdan vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

18
W Cruz vs F Apsenieks, 1939 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 19
Kieninger vs Alekhine, 1941 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 43 moves, 0-1

20. "Unjustified temerity"
E R Lundin vs P Michel, 1939 
(C48) Four Knights, 34 moves, 0-1

21. "A sacrifice of great strength and beauty."
K Pahl vs Werkmeister, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

22. "A splendid effort by the Argentinean master."
L Piazzini vs Tartakower, 1939
(C41) Philidor Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 23
Von Bardeleben vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 24
A Medina Garcia vs Keres, 1943 
(C56) Two Knights, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 25
J M Ribeiro vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1945
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 26
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1942  
(C13) French, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 27
Yanofsky vs A Dulanto, 1939 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 28
E R Lundin vs I Raud, 1939 
(C11) French, 68 moves, 1-0

29. "... suicide is amply justified."
I Pleci vs L Endzelins, 1939 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 30
Keres vs Stahlberg, 1939 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 31
Alekhine vs M Bartosek, 1943  
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 32
Keres vs R Flores Alvarez, 1939
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 33
A Pomar Salamanca vs Alekhine, 1945  
(C01) French, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 34
F Apsenieks vs Alekhine, 1939 
(C01) French, Exchange, 80 moves, 0-1

Game 35
Keres vs V Mikenas, 1939 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 36
A Pomar Salamanca vs A Rico Gonzalez, 1945
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

37. "An interesting pawn sacrifice...."
K Richter vs Kieninger, 1940
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

38. "... perpetual check is agreeable ..."
A Pomar Salamanca vs J Sanz, 1945
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 39
Alekhine vs E Eliskases, 1939 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

40. "... the astonishing queen manoeuvre...."
Alekhine vs K Richter, 1942 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 46 moves, 1-0

41. "... coal for the opponent's fire."
A Brinckmann vs H Heinicke, 1942
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 31 moves, 0-1

42. "The adventurous lady has not escaped her destiny."
Capablanca vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 43 (vs. I. Naharro)
Alekhine vs I Naharro, 1941  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 1-0

44. "... full of energy and determination."
Milner-Barry vs Foltys, 1939 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 36 moves, 1-0

45. "A game of appreciable theoretical value."
N B Rometti vs C de Ronde, 1939
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

46. "... threatens a strong offensive."
W Hasenfuss vs Teteris, 1942 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 47
Keres vs Foltys, 1942 
(B55) Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

48. "... exemplary handling of the opening."
Foltys vs Stoltz, 1942
(B40) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1-0

49. "... now it is the a-pawn's turn."
Alekhine vs A Tsvetkov, 1939 
(B50) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

50. "... complicated tactical problems."
Alekhine vs J Podgorny, 1943 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 28 moves, 1-0

51. "In the purist and most lucid attacking style."
E Reed Valenzuela vs G Danielsson, 1939 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 25 moves, 1-0

52. "White saves his position with a combinative miracle."
E Rojahn vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 53
R Grau vs E Eliskases, 1939
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 54
Stahlberg vs L Piazzini, 1939 
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

55. ""
Alekhine vs W Kunerth, 1942 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 1-0

56. "... the determination for self-perfection."
Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1939 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 74 moves, 1-0

Game 57 (Consultation game)
Alekhine / W Cruz vs Silva Rocha A/Raul Charlier, 1939
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

58. "An old move that has been completely abandoned...."
E R Lundin vs A S Rocha, 1939 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 0-1

59. "... the end of the whole Vienna Variation...."
V Kahn vs P F Schmidt, 1939
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 60: Eleventh and last match game
Reshevsky vs Kashdan, 1942
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 1-0

61. "An extremely temerarious decision...."
Stahlberg vs T van Scheltinga, 1939
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

62.
Opocensky vs E R Lundin, 1939
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 63: Seventh match game
Reshevsky vs Kashdan, 1942
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 63 moves, 1-0

64
J Enevoldsen vs Alekhine, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

65
Jacobo Bolbochan vs C Poulsen, 1939
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

66
V Petrov vs V Mikenas, 1939
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 71 moves, 1-0

67
Capablanca vs V Mikenas, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

68
J Enevoldsen vs Capablanca, 1939 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 0-1

69
A Pomar Salamanca vs N Ticoulat, 1944
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 70: Fifth match game
Reshevsky vs Kashdan, 1942 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 38 moves, 1-0

71. "A desperate sacrifice...."
Tartakower vs J Enevoldsen, 1939 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

72
A Pomar Salamanca vs Ribeiro, 1945
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

73
K Junge vs Bogoljubov, 1942  
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 40 moves, 0-1

74
R Flores Alvarez vs Najdorf, 1939
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 26 moves, 0-1

75
R Flores Alvarez vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(D85) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1-0

76
H W Russner vs C Walcker, 1942 
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 78: First match game
Reshevsky vs Kashdan, 1942 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 79: Third match game
Reshevsky vs Kashdan, 1942 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 80: Ninth match game
Reshevsky vs Kashdan, 1942
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 81: Tenth match game
Kashdan vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 39 moves, 0-1

82
Opocensky vs Capablanca, 1939 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 83
Alekhine vs Keres, 1942  
(E17) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

84
Opocensky vs Keres, 1939 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 71 moves, 0-1

85
Bogoljubov vs Rellstab, 1940 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

86
T van Scheltinga vs Opocensky, 1939 
(E61) King's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

87
V Petrov vs Tartakower, 1939
(A91) Dutch Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

88
T van Scheltinga vs Tartakower, 1939
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 89
Saemisch vs A Medina Garcia, 1943  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

90
V Petrov vs R Grau, 1939 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

91
V Mikenas vs M Czerniak, 1939
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 92
V Mikenas vs Alekhine, 1939 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

93
M Czerniak vs Tartakower, 1939 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

Game 94 (Consultation game)
Trompowsky O/Rocha A vs Alekhine / Cruz, 1939 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

95
Trompowsky vs P Vaitonis, 1939 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

96
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1943 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 97
M Czerniak vs Alekhine, 1939 
(A22) English, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 98
P Leepin vs Alekhine, 1941  
(A22) English, 20 moves, 0-1

Game 99
Keres vs K Richter, 1942  
(A28) English, 59 moves, 0-1

Game 100
Sajtar vs Alekhine, 1943 
(A15) English, 55 moves, 0-1

101
L Engels vs N Bergqvist, 1939
(A14) English, 38 moves, 1-0

102
Stahlberg vs E Rojahn, 1939 
(A15) English, 24 moves, 1-0

103
Stahlberg vs M Castillo, 1939
(D75) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5, 50 moves, 1-0

104
Foltys vs P Michel, 1939
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 30 moves, 0-1

105
G Barcza vs Bogoljubov, 1942  
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

106
Alekhine vs B Rabar, 1942  
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 107
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1943  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

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