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Alexander Alekhine vs Wilhelm Kunze
Duesseldorf (1908), Duesseldorf GER, rd 2, Aug-04
French Defense: Exchange. Svenonius Variation (C01)  ·  1-0


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Nov-25-02  erap: 29. H7 ends it
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  Bears092: Not Quite. White is in check.
Jun-04-03  massive designer: Alekhine plays with a great deal of insight into the chess board is amazing ..if u see why did not he play at 12 Q*e6 +

and also the very impressing sacrifice in 16 Rad1! of course black will lose if he accepted the the Knight after h6*B f*g5 the NIGHT ON f6 WON'T FIND A PLACE but ON h7 ...where white will play Qh5 and PUT BLACK UNDER serios problems

Aug-02-04  Knight13: Black is dead soon enough. Good game.
May-14-08  sfairat: There is an easy pawn grab available 12 Qxe6+. White was probably afraid of getting the queen and king on the same vertival file as the black rook, but black has to move the king after being checked, so white would have had time to safely castle.
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  Gilmoy: <sfairat> 12.Qxe6+ Kh8 13.O-O(-O) Bc5 recovers the pawn, forces White to commit his Q (14.Qf5 blah, 14.Qh3 poor), and hands over the e-file to Black. That's poor for White. Better to be a boa constrictor, and just keep squeezing.
May-14-08  sfairat: Gilmoy, I didn't see that, but I still disagree. 12. Qxe6+ Kh8 13.O-O(-O) Bc5 14. Qxd5 is still going to be a pawn ahead when the smoke clears. if 14 ...Nxd5 15. Bxd7
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  euripides: 12.Qxe6+ is interesting but it would be surprising if Alekhine (even aged sixteen) missed it.

<12.Qe6+ Kh8 13.0-0 Bc5 14.Qxd5 Nxd5 15.Bxd8> Bxd4+ 16.Kh1 Nxc3 17.bxc3 Bxc3 and Black seems to win material.

After <12.Qe6+ Kh8 13.0-0-0 Bc5 14.Qxd5 Nxd5 15.Bxd8> Nxc3 16.bxc3 (dxc5 Nxd1) Ba3+ looks winning for Black.

May-15-08  sfairat: I took some time to analyze it with a real chessboard and then ran it through Chessmaster 9000. 12. Qe6+ Kh8 13. 0-0-0 Bb4(Bc5) 14. Qh3 with a much better game for white.

Preferable for black is 12. Qe6+ Kf8 13.0-0-0 Bb4 14. Qh3 but white still holds the advantage.

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  euripides: Yes 14.Qh3 is an improvement - similarly <12.Qxe6+ Kh8 13.0-0-0> Ne4 14.Bxe7 Rxe7 15.Qh3 pinning the knight.

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