|May-06-03|| ||Larsker: According to Nimzowitch's "My System" this game goes on for a couple of more moves.|
52. a3xb4, Ra4xa2. 53. b4xa5, Ra2xb2. 54. Resigns.
Nimzo gives 51. -, b5-b4 an exclamation mark. "As natural as this move may seem, every connaisseur realizes appreciatively that this breakthrough has no other purpose than to render the disturbing Bc3 impossible. This modest let's-not-have-it-all-in-one-go is the most beautiful sign of a true champion!" (My translation).
|Jul-04-04|| ||dac1990: Alekhine thinks otherwise; in his book he says that move 51 is last. |
|Jul-05-04|| ||sneaky pete: <dac1990> Only in the English translation of his book. In the original "Auf dem Wege zur Weltmeisterschaft 1923-1927" after 51... b4! AA writes "and black resigned after a couple of further moves". Of course 51... b4 is such a fine move that Thomas should have resigned at this point. |
|Jun-10-05|| ||WMD: G A Thomas vs Alekhine, 1925 is a duplicate, with the significant discrepancy being that Alekhine's 12th move was apparently 12...Qc6.|
|Oct-23-05|| ||lopium: What and end!|
|Feb-18-07|| ||ChessDude33: A very enjoyable game by Alekhine. It is rather mesmerizing to see Alekhine dance around his opponents pawns.|
|Aug-20-07|| ||sanyas: A clinic on exploiting weak pawns and a space advantage in general. This is a game that could have been played by Nimzowitsch.|
|Apr-01-08|| ||Knight13: Alekhine squeezed a3 to death.
But this Alekhine Defense is very different from the rest. Black usually plays ...d5 instead of ...c5.
|Jan-23-13|| ||plang: After 5..Bg7 the game had transposed into a rare sideline of the Grand Prix Attack of the Sicilian. Still, 5 c4 followed by Nc3 looks more active for White. White's setup doesn't look very promising but does he really have to play 9 exd? After this decision Black looks clearly better. 18 c4 got rid of White's backward pawn but created other weaknesses; 18 f5!? was an alternative. White avoided playing d4 as long as possible but after that he got destroyed on the light squares.|
|Feb-18-13|| ||Ulhumbrus: 9 exd6 concedes space to Black. An alternative is 9 c3 followed by Qc2 as in the Philidor defence.|
14 Nxd4 contracts a backward c pawn. An alternative is 14 Nc4 with perhaps Nf3-e5 and Be2-f3 to follow
|Feb-19-13|| ||Calli: 52.axb4?? With all of Black's pieces bunched on the Q side, White can look for mischief elsewhere. For instance, 52.Rf1 bxa3 53.Bc3 Rb5 54.Rf6 is not so easy to win. |
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|May-15-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: G A Thomas vs Alekhine, 1925.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF ALEKHINE.
Your score: 123 (par = 97)
So, I don't think it's because I'm incapable of understanding Alekhine's "great genius", but once again I was colossally bored with the sadistic anaconda strangulation style. It's all horribly constipated, how anybody can be fascinated by this stuff is beyond me.