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A Giese vs Alexander Alekhine
cr RUS (1905), Sep-27
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33)  ·  0-1


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  Sneaky: Young Alekhine plays true to his style.
Sep-26-02  Chesset2002: Can't find 3.)...d5 in MCO or Emms. Only Nf6 and Qh4+. Seems interesting. Wonder what A.'s notes say.
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  Sneaky: I think that is a common move--or at least it was common, a hundred years ago. Here's some more examples:

Mongredien vs Morphy, 1859

Winawer vs Tarrasch, 1892

Dec-16-02  vision: hello
Dec-17-02  Vilkacis: Hello and welcome.
Dec-17-02  Kulla Tierchen: <Can't find 3.)...d5 in MCO or Emms> 3. Nf3 is the common move for white, but when white plays the text move 3d5 is one of the reasonable replies by black. Steinitz preferred 3...Ne7.
Dec-17-02  Kulla Tierchen: I would say 4...Nf6 is the best move for black, but who I am I to argue with Alekhine!
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  patzer2: Aleknine initiates a nice six-move finishing combination with 26. ..Qe3+. After the last recorded move, 29. ..Kg1 30. Qg3+ Qg2 31. Qxg2# follows.
Oct-02-03  pawntificator: So 19 Qxe4 is no good, eh? How come?
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  crafty: 19. ♕xe4 ♕xe4 20. ♘xe4 ♘e2+ 21. ♔h2 ♘xf4 22. ♖f1 ♗xe5   (eval -1.86; depth 16 ply; 250M nodes)
Oct-02-03  drukenknight: 9 h4 looks a little too safe. what if 9 Bxf7+ QxB 10 Nxg5 Qf6 11 Nb5 or something.

it is a gambit after all, you are supposed to lose material.

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  patzer2: <drukenknight> Your recommendation of 9. Bxf7+ is an interesting alternative. Fritz 8 gives black only a small advantage after 9. ..Qxf7 [Not 9. ..Kxf7? 10. Ng5+ ]10. Nxg5 Qg6 11. Nf3 Bg4 12. Qd3 Kd8 13. Bxf4 Rf8 14. Ne2 Kc8 15. Kf2 Bxf3 (-1.09 @ 14 depth and 645kN/s). Still, white's position in your gambit here looks like it has possibilites and might be very playable -- at least against a human opponent.
May-25-04  dicksosa: patzer it is not 9... Kxf7 because 10. Ne5+ then either way 10... Bxe5 or 10... Ke8 11. Qxh5 and that's all of blacks queen.
Jul-29-04  chess4games: Early people makes different openings. Not like now. This is a good game.
Jul-29-04  chess4games: Alkhine played this game when he was 12 years old. Pretty amazing.
Aug-19-04  MrNatural: The D5 by Alkhine is known as The Bledow Var. (aka. Anderssen Ctr.-Attack) and was once very popular. Chessops says:"Black advances his QPawn to fork White's B+KP, giving back the earlier gambit (to equalise in development) with usually a good game for Black"
Nov-25-04  BadTemper: My heart hurts, I want to play like this.
Jan-04-05  MonsieurL: 23 Bxd8 is the end of it all... can white somehow manage better with 23 Qf2?
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  Phony Benoni: The position of White's king reminds me of this early Capablanca game, played when he was about the same age as Alekhine was here: J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901
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  whiteshark: There is another Giese vs Alekhine corr. game acc. to db:

[Event "Earl tourn corr"]
[Site "Russia"]
[Date "1906.??.??"]
[Round "0"]
[White "Giese,A"]
[Black "Alekhine,Alexander"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Eco "C47"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Qd4 Qe7 8.f3 d5 9.Bg5 0-0 10.0-0-0 Bc5 11.Bxf6 gxf6 12.Qa4 Be3+ 13.Kb1 d4 14.Ne2 c5 15.Nc1 Be6 16.Bc4 Rfb8 17.Nd3 Rb6 0-1

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  whiteshark: There is also an Alekhine vs Giese corr. game acc. to db:

[Event "Shakhmatnoe Obozrenie theme 16th corr"]
[Site "Russia"]
[Date "1905.??.??"]
[Round "0"]
[White "Alekhine,Alexander"]
[Black "Giese,A"]
[Result "1/2"]
[Eco "C33"]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 f5 4.h4 Qe7 5.d3 fxe4 6.dxe4 Qxe4+ 7.Qe2 Qxe2+ 8.Bxe2 Nf6 9.Bxf4 c6 10.Nd2 d5 11.0-0-0 Bb4 12.Nb3 Ne4 13.Rf1 0-0 14.g4 a5 15.c3 a4 16.cxb4 axb3 17.a3 Na6 18.Rh3 Nxb4 19.Rxb3 c5 20.Nh3 Nc6 21.Rg1 Nd4 22.Re3 Nxe2+ 23.Rxe2 h5 24.Be5 hxg4 25.Nf4 Rf5 26.Bc7 Ra4 27.Rd1 Nf6 28.Ng6 Rc4+ 29.Kb1 Bd7 30.Ne7+ Kh7 31.Nxf5 Bxf5+ 32.Ka2 Be4 33.Rg1 d4 34.Be5 Bf3 35.Ree1 Ne4 36.Rxe4 Bxe4 37.Rxg4 d3 38.Rxg7+ Kh6 39.Rg1 Rc2 40.Rd1 Kh5 41.Bf6 1/2

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  whiteshark: Finally there is another Alekhine vs Giese corr. game acc. to db:

[Event "Earl tourn corr"]
[Site "Russia"]
[Date "1906.??.??"]
[Round "0"]
[White "Alekhine,Alexander"]
[Black "Giese,A"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Eco "C29"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.fxe5 Nxe4 5.Qf3 f5 6.Nge2 Nc6 7.d4 Nb4 8.Kd1 c5 9.Nf4 g6 10.Bb5+ Bd7 11.Bxd7+ Qxd7 12.Be3 Bh6 13.Nd3 Nxd3 14.cxd3 Nxc3+ 15.bxc3 Bxe3 16.Qxe3 Qa4+ 17.Kd2 cxd4 18.Qxd4 Qxd4 19.cxd4 Rc8 20.Rhc1 Kd7 21.Ke3 Rxc1 22.Rxc1 Rc8 23.e6+ Kd8 24.e7+ Kd7 25.Rxc8 1-0

May-29-11  balachandar: nice.
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