chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Alexander Alekhine vs John Harald Morrison
Simul, 32b (1923), Leeds ENG, Oct-18
King's Indian Defense: Normal. King's Knight Variation (E60)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

NOTE: You are using our new chess viewer, "Olga." For more info see the Olga Quickstart Guide. You can switch back to the old viewer (pgn4web) from the pulldown menu below. If you have questions or suggestions see our Olga chessforum.

explore this opening
find similar games 2,042 more games of Alekhine
sac: 22.Rxg7+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: All games have a Kibitzer's Corner provided for community discussion. If you have a question or comment about this game, register a free account so you can post there.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-11-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: Nice tactic. This would fit for Puzzle of the Day!
Mar-11-06  MaxxLange: Alekhine sure can give the beatdown! He gets a solid grip on some central and kingside squares, moves in his pieces and just keeps piling on threats.
Mar-28-08  MichAdams: This game is a duplicate of Alekhine vs J H Morrison, 1923. Apparently, the additional moves were not actually made because Alekhine announced a mate in 7. Note, the opponent was JH not JS Morrison.
Mar-28-08  MichAdams: This game score is the one originally played and published in 1923. In 1929, however, Alekhine sought to improve matters when annotating this game for La Nacion newspaper. Now, the world champion claimed the finish was: 22.Be4 Nh8 23.Rxg7+ Nxg7 24.Qh7+ Kf7 25.g6+ Ke8 26.Bxd6 with mate to follow. In the German language 'On the Road to the World Championship', published in 1932, he maintained the pretense.
Mar-28-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <MichAdams> Alyekhin "improved" a number of his games over the years.

See my posts on this game Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924 for example. It appeared in the 2nd Volume of his best games where his opponents name is given as A Freeman and Alyekhin "doctored" the conclusion to it.

Mar-29-08  MichAdams: Yes, <Calli> has, as you probably know, a games collection devoted to <Doctor Mabuse>:

Game Collection: Meine Besten Gefälschten Partien

But if we restrict matters to games where Alekhine is, beyond a reasonable doubt, culpably deceptive, the list should read:

Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911
Alekhine vs S Levitsky, 1913
Flamberg vs Alekhine, 1914
Alekhine vs NN, 1915
A Evenson vs Alekhine, 1916
Alekhine vs J H Morrison, 1923
Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924

These are borderline reprehensible:

Alekhine vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911
Mieses vs Alekhine, 1914

Dec-24-11  ozmikey: <This game score is the one originally played and published in 1923. In 1929, however, Alekhine sought to improve matters when annotating this game for La Nacion newspaper. Now, the world champion claimed the finish was: 22.Be4 Nh8 23.Rxg7+ Nxg7 24.Qh7+ Kf7 25.g6+ Ke8 26.Bxd6 with mate to follow. In the German language 'On the Road to the World Championship', published in 1932, he maintained the pretense.>

Did he? I've got a German edition (not the original, admittedly) of "Auf dem Wege..." in front of me now, and the game score Alekhine gives is the one shown above, although he does mention the sequence beginning with 22. Be4 as a quicker winning line.

Dec-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: The question of the original game score and Alekhine's alleged 'improvements' is all very interesting, I'm sure... but there is another, arguably more pertinent, issue here.

Dvoretsky and Bronznik have pointed out that it can make sense to avoid an exchange in order to leave the opponent with a superfluous piece. Here, White's 14.Nd4! leaves Black with superfluous pieces on g7 and f7.

Jun-08-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Leeds, England on October 18, 1923 at the Birmingham Chess Club.

Alekhine scored +28=3-1.

See <The Observer>, October 28, 1923, pg. 12.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: EXHIBITION (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
How to beat the K.I.
from Pawnkeeper's favorite games by Pawnkeeper
The correct score but Alekhine "improved" his play later
from Meine Besten Gefälschten Partien by Calli
200 Alekhine's games (2)
by vanytchouck
26.1 14 nd4!
from Techniques of Positional Play Part 2 by Takchessbooks
26.1 14 nd4!
from Techniques of Positional Play Part 2 by takchess
Giant Play!!
by Antiochus
Alekhine simuls, consultations & blindfolded
by gauer
KID'S
by deepthinker


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC