|Dec-20-02|| ||PVS: This is a strange game to examine. White starts off well and is in good shape most of the way. I do not see a mistake, but something happens during moves 30-35 after which black seems better because of the passed pawns. Looking at it as white after 35...f3 I would have been happy with 36. Kc2 e4 37. Rd4 trying for a draw. |
|Jun-14-04|| ||hollowone: I don't really agree. I'm pretty sure that during moves 30-35 Alekhine had the play Rd2 disc+ in mind to gain the rook for a bishop, so even then White's position is relatively superior to Black's. |
|Feb-06-05|| ||ThomYorke: At first sight, it´s hard to believe that in the 38th move White´s position is winner. |
|Dec-31-05|| ||syracrophy: On this game, I will just put the points of the ending in which the game get transformed after 36 moves:|
36.Rd5!! <The only winning move! There's no win for white after: 36.g5 e4 37.Rd5 f2 38.Rf5 e3 39.g6 e2 40.g7 f1=Q! 41.g8=Q+ Kb7 42.Qd5+ Ka7 43.Qc6 Kb8 44.Qe8+ Kb7 45.Qe4 and there's just perpetual check>
36...e4 <After 36...f2 37.Rd1 e4 38.Kc2 Bf4 39.Rf1 e3 40.Kd1 winning>
38...Kd7 <It's not better 38...e3 39.Rxf3 e2 40.Re3 e1=Q 41.Rxe1 Bxe1 42.g6 and wins>
|Sep-29-08|| ||GrahamClayton: <Syracrophy>
a) 36. ♔c4 e4 37. ♔d4 ♗f4 38. ♖f2 e3 39. ♖f3 e2 and Black wins.
b) 36. ♔c2 e4 37. ♖d4 e3 38. ♔d1 e2+ 39. ♔d2 ♗g3 40. ♖e4 ♗h4=
Alekhine's move is based on the premise that the pawns become in-offensive either if they can be blockaded on black squares or if the rook can get behind them with tempo.
Source: Jon Speelman "Endgame Preparation", Batsford, 1981
|Sep-25-09|| ||whiteshark: <32...e5?> is the losing move. After <32...a5 33.bxa5 bxa5 34.Bxe6 Re2 35.Bg4 Re7> however, he's only a pawn down in a Rook+OCB endgame. |
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Aljechin had to find a few only winning moves, though.
|Sep-27-11|| ||ForeverYoung: It is a very good question as to how far ahead Alekhine saw 36 Rd5! This finish is a great example of endgame artistry by the great master.|
|May-17-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Vienna 1922> Rubinstein first, Tartakower second, and Alekhine had to settle for shared third with Wolf, two full points behind the winner.|
However, <Alekhine> received a "special game prize" for this effort against <Tartakower>.
|May-30-12|| ||MarkFinan: Well black must have played really poorly here, because from the 29th move onwards even I guessed every single move correctly scoring very high on GTM, so I don't know why people have this In their game collections as one of Alekhine's best, as I'm sure It was black playing poor..|
I haven't run It by an engine so I don't know, but this game can't have been over by move 29!
Tartakower made It easy for Alekhine If I nailed basically *all* of the moves correctly, from move 6 or 7 onwards!!
|Aug-22-12|| ||vinidivici: 36.Rd5! is an excellent move. Whatever black's respond, it would be a win for white.|
That move made black pushed the f-pawn to the same color with his bishop, if he pushed the e-pawn instead(36...e4) then 37.Rf5!.
What move black took, the rook would guard the pawn and the king would join eventually.