|Sep-13-05|| ||lentil: 23... b6!! 24. ..bc!! 25. ..cd!! 26. ..de!! 27... ef+!! while sacrificing 2 pieces, has to be the most brilliant drawing conception of ALL TIME!|
|Sep-13-05|| ||Steppenwolf: Truly awesome! Where did Marshall go wrong? He must have been too greedy. Maybe he should have played 27 Re1 or Rf1.|
|Sep-13-05|| ||CapAnson: I don't know about that.. after 23.Nc3 it's easy to see Nxe3 for black, but since that would lose the queen 23... b6 is called for and the rest flows from there.|
|Dec-10-05|| ||chessworm: Marshall, in his book "My Fifty Years of Chess" gave this game in it. I wondered why he had not put any game winning Alekhine.
Its bad that he was unable to win a single game from him.|
|Sep-13-06|| ||kevin86: The gobbling action by the pawn reminds me of a famous problem where black is forced to "go down the stairs" and mate white by successive captures by his pawn.|
|Mar-13-07|| ||plang: It is interesting that Marshalls and Alekhines annotations are almost identical; I wonder who actually did the analysis.
5 cd seems poorly timed giving black the maximum amount of flexibiity. 20 g3
is a multi-purpose move; giving luft for the king as well as a rout to the queenside for whites queen via h3 and f1. If 20..Rf6 21 Qe4..Qe4 22 Ne4..Re4
23 Rd5. Not 24 Rc4?..Ne3.|
|Dec-05-07|| ||acirce: <Marshall and Alekhine were among the five original grandmasters as declared by Russian Tsar Nicholas II.> I was thinking about this too, but was searching through games between any two of these five from just after they had been awarded the title (which was in 1914).|
I was obviously looking at the very earliest quick draws in the database, but to no avail. Then I looked at draws between people in the "very young GM's" crowd, like Karjakin and Carlsen.
Other than that I was hoping it was this: Karpov vs Leko, 1995 (they played a 1-move draw to protest the <early> start of the round, according to <refutor>'s first post)
I was also looking through the short draws by Bird, but that was a bit of a longshot...
|Dec-05-07|| ||square dance: i went the same route as <acirce> even looking up the karpov-leko game immediately. as for the "paper tiger" clue, after realizing that it wasnt the naka-persson game of the day by the same name i started looking for games between anand and kramnik, or anand at mexico city. i figured since anand is known as the "tiger of madras" and was called the "champion on paper" by kramnik. i wonder if anybody else had the same idea.|
|Mar-01-09|| ||WhiteRook48: funny Alekhine sacrifices|
|Oct-09-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 29...Qxc1+ doesn't...?|
|Apr-15-10|| ||AnalyzeThis: This is a magnificent game. Marshall says 29... Qxc1+ 30. Qf1 wins.|
|Apr-15-10|| ||thezimboman: Yeah... Qxc1 does nothing.|
|Nov-01-10|| ||Phony Benoni: I don't know why everybody thinks Alekhine was being so creative in this game. The four-step diagonal march of a pawn had been done before:|
J F Cross - Einar Michelsen
Western Championship Excelsior, MN, 1907
<1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 e6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Be2 Bb4 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.Bf3 Ba6 9.Bd2 Qb6 10.Na4 Bxd2+ 11.Qxd2 Qb5 12.b3 0-0 13.0-0-0 d5 14.Rhe1 c5 15.exd5>
click for larger view
Now watch Black's e-pawn!
<15...exd5 16.c4 dxc4 17.Bxa8 cxb3 18.Nc3 bxa2>
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Boy, some guys will do anything to get a DIRP.
<19.Qxa2 Qb4 20.Nd5 Nxd5 21.Bxd5 Qc3+> 1/2-1/2
As Black has a perpetual check. Not quite as spectacular as Alekhine's conception, but I think there's no doubt: Michelsen was drunk.
|Nov-01-10|| ||technical draw: Alekhine OWNED Marshall. Seven wins, zero losses.|
|Feb-06-13|| ||NM JRousselle: I would have loved to have been in the gallery for this game. The crowd must have been going wild.|
|Sep-03-13|| ||Ken Tao: Several years later both Tsar Nickolas and Alekhine were being sentenced to death by the Red Army.AA got a reprive from none other than Leon Trotsky.|