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Rudolf Spielmann vs Alexander Alekhine
Karlsbad (1911), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 10, Sep-02
Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15)  ·  1-0


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Oct-01-03  fred lennox: If I were to guess I'd say Spielmann's favorite piece is the queen. Like his playing it is aggressive, broad, sweeping and weighty without being ponderous. His skill shows in endgames like here. Of course, he is not exquisite like Maroczy. Spielmann exquisite? A gorilla is rarely so. Can be effective though.
Jun-08-04  zb2cr: Instead of 44...♔h7, what's wrong with 44...♕b8 first? I can't see anything horrible happening right away, and the game move gives away a second pawn.
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  acirce: <Instead of 44...Kh7, what's wrong with 44...Qb8 first? I can't see anything horrible happening right away, and the game move gives away a second pawn> Seems you lose that pawn anyway due to zugzwang after 45. Qe7. The queen must move, then 46. Qe3+ Kh7 47. Qxb6
Jun-08-04  zb2cr: <acirce>, Ah. I see it now, since 45 ...b4?; 46 Qg5+.
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  beatgiant: zb2cr: <Instead of 44...Kh7, what's wrong with 44...Qb8 first? I can't see anything horrible happening right away, and the game move gives away a second pawn>

Perhaps an even simpler win than the one given by <acirce> is 44...♔h7 45. ♕f4+ ♕xf4 46. gf , and the pawn ending is a win for White. White can follow with f5, ♔g3-f4 and has the reserve tempo of f3 to assure getting the opposition and outflanking Back. For example, 46...♔g7 47. f5 gf 48. ♔g3 ♔f7 49. ♔f4 ♔f6 50. f3 , winning.

Sep-11-18  WorstPlayerEver: 16... g6 (did not like that move, rather play 16... 0-0). Puzzle time!

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