|Feb-12-04|| ||Gothic Girl: I like the action here. Rarely does one see Alekhine on the ropes like this, but he handled it well. I think both sides passed up wins along the way in this sharp game. |
|Jun-29-04|| ||Sj17: Yes; Zhukovsky also manages his lightning setback well. The sequence starting with 15...Nc6 (instead of, say, ...Ne3 followed by Bd6?) feels like a hastily-calculated combination. I wonder if this was a fast game. |
|Sep-21-05|| ||wwall: 20...Rxd5 doesn't look good. Why not 20...Nxe5, and if 21.Be4, then 21...Rxd4 22.cxd4 Qxd4+ (threatening 23...Qd1 mate) 23.Be3 Qxe4, winning.|
Not 24.Qxa7?? Qh1+ 25.Ng1 Qxg1+! 26.Kxg1 Re1 mate.
If 24...Qxf4?, then 25.Rd4 and 26.Qxa7 should win.
Perhaps best is 26.Re5 (preventing 26...Nh2 mate) Nxe5 27.Qxa7 Nc6 28.Qa8+ Nb8 29.Qa5 Re7 30.Qg5 or 30.Bxg3.
Best seems 27...Nf2, threatening 28...Qe2+ 29.Kg1 Qe1+! 30.Rxe1 Rxe1 mate. If White plays 28.Be3, then Black plays 28...Rxe3, still threatening 29...Qe2+ 30.Kg1 Qe1+ 31.Rxe1 Rxe1 mate. If 28.Kg1, then 28...Nxh3+ 29.gxh3 Qxh3, leading to mate.
Not 29.Kf1?? Nh2 mate.
After 30...Qxf2, Black is threatening 31...Re1+ 32.Rxe1 Qxe1 mate. 31.Rg1?? fails to 31...Qxg1+ 32.Kxg1 Re1 mate.
|Aug-18-07|| ||Grumpi: This was correspondence game, played 22.09.1905 - 31.07.1906.|
Tournament was organized by chessmagazine "Chahmatnoe obozrenie"
V. Zhukovski was russian vice-counsel it Turkey at that time.
Page of Alekhine's notebook:
|May-10-08|| ||whiteshark: AA gives <17...Ld7 18.Qc5! f6! 19.d6 c6> |
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as black's best with a surplus of two pawns with a relative safe position.
imo <19...cxd6!> grabbing a third pawn seems to be even stronger, e.g. <20.Qd5 Nf2 21.Kf1> if 21.Qf7+ Kd8 22.Kf1 Qh1+ 23.Ke2 Qxg2+ <21...Qh1+ 22.Ng1 0-0-0 23.Ba6 bxa6 24.Qa8+ Kc7 25.Qxa7+ Kc6 26.Qxa6+ Kd5 >
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|Feb-12-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <Grumpi>This was correspondence game, played 22.09.1905 - 31.07.1906.
Tournament was organized by chessmagazine "Chahmatnoe obozrenie"|
The tournament was a thematic event in which all players had to use either the King's Gambit, Evans Gambit or Vienna Gambit. The Rice Gambit (8.0-0) was very popular in the first decade of the 20th century, due the gambit's inventor, Isaac L Rice, sponsoring tournaments and publications about the gambit, which was found to be unsound.