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Abraham Speijer vs Alexander Alekhine
Hamburg (1910), Hamburg GER, rd 3, Jul-20
French Defense: Winawer. Fingerslip Variation (C15)  ·  0-1
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Mar-02-03
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  chessgames.com: Many thanks to our member "kmorgan" who prepared & submitted the annotation for this game.
Dec-19-04  who: Indeed. The notes are truly enlightening.
Feb-22-05  fgh: Nice notes and endgame.
Feb-22-05
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  Calli: After "the winning move" 23...d4!? why not 24.Bxd4!
Feb-23-05  Saruman: <Calli> maybe along the lines of 23.-d4 24.♗xd4 cxd4 25.bxc4 bxc4 26.♖d1 ♖d8 and I think black should have some advantage here, intending c3 etc. Atleast its not a variation white should be looking forward to :-)
Feb-23-05
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  Calli: <saruman> 26.Re4 is better in that line. (because the other rook can come to d1).
Dec-29-05  zhentil: <Calli> <Saruman> after 23... d4 24 Bxd4 cxd4
25 bxc4 bxc4
26 Rd1 (or Re4) c3! White doesn't have time to take the pawn, on account of Rb2 and Rfb8, when White either gets mated or drops the rook in the corner.
Dec-30-05
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  Calli: <White doesn't have time to take the pawn>

Au contraire, mon ami. Because of the back rank threat, it is Black who does not have time for Rfb8.

24.Bxd4 cxd4 25.bxc4 bxc4 26.Re4 c3 27.Rd1 Rb2 28.Rexd4

Apr-13-06  Boomie: Uncle Fritz agrees with my esteemed colleagues concerning 24. Bxd4. Notice the white improvement 28. Rdxd4 which busts the 25...bxc4 line.

24. Bxd4 cxd4 25. bxc4 Rfc8

(25...bxc4 26. Re4 c3 27. Rd1 Rb2 28. Rdxd4 Rfb8 29. Kd1 Ra2 30. Re3 Rxa3 31. Rc4 0.89/15)

26. cxb5 Rxb5=

Apr-07-09
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  whiteshark: <Calli: <White doesn't have time to take the pawn> Au contraire, mon ami.> Right!

After <24.Bxd4 cxd4 25.bxc4 bxc4 26.Re4 c3 27.Rd1 Rb2 28.Rexd4> Black should play <28...Ra2 29.Kb1 Rxa3>


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<30.Rd8 ∞>

Aug-12-11  waustad: I think in the comment to move 6.) Qf3 he means 8.) O-O instead of 8.) O-O-O. The queen was in the way of castling long in that variation.
Feb-25-15  abadravi: Yes Alkhine deserve win.
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