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Oskar Naegeli vs Alexander Alekhine
Berne (1925), Berne SUI, rd 5, Mar-06
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Variation (E30)  ·  0-1


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  refutor: 21. ... g5 was an interesting move by Alekhine. saccing the h-pawn to exchange off the queens. i guess he saw that white wouldn't be able to accomplish anything up the h-file?
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  Calli: 44.Rh6 is a mistake. Puts the rook under attack by the king. 44.Re6+ is much better because if 44...Kxf5 then 45.Rh5+. Kind of the obvious move after Re1+, but White must have miscalculated or inverted moves in his head.
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  Calli: Took another look with the computer and the ending is mistake filled. 44.Rh6? is bad as noted before. But Alekhine's 44...Kg5? is also wrong. 44...Kxf5 is correct. Finally 45.Rg6+? gives it back. White can play 45.Rxd6 with drawing chances.

Ahh Rook endings!

Aug-12-03  Sylvester: Which computer do you have Calli?
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  Calli: Right now, CBlight (its free) with Fritz (v5, I think). But have also used Rebel and Chess Assistent. Really doesn't matter much. The best thing is to use the computer to investigate the lines that you think look promising. That way you get 4 or 5 moves deeper into the position, rather than just looking at the computer's best initial move.
Jun-17-11  dull2vivid: To bring it back to the human aspect, Alekhine was in some dire straights, but his energy came bustin and carpe the game. Enthusiasm to affirm potential.
May-13-18  jabinjikanza: A great win to alekhine
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  whiteshark: < Calli: Took another look with the computer and the ending is mistake filled. 44.Rh6? is bad as noted before.>

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White to move

1) =0.00 (31 ply) 44.Re6+ Kg7 45.cxb4 Rc3+ 46.Re3 cxb4 47.Rg3+ Kf7 48.Rxg8 Rxe3+ 49.Kxe3 Kxg8 50.axb4 axb4 51.Kd4 Kf7 52.Kc4 b3 53.Kxb3

2) -0.08 (31 ply) 44.cxb4 Rc3+ 45.Re3 Rxe3+ 46.Kxe3 axb4 47.axb4 cxb4 48.Kd3 Kxf5 49.Rh5+ Kf6 50.Rh6+ Ke7 51.Kc4 Rg4+ 52.Kb3 Rd4 53.Rg6 Re4 54.Ka4 Kd7 55.Rg7+ Kc8 56.Kb3 Rd4 57.Rh7 Kd8 58.Rb7 Rf4 59.Rxb4 Rf3+ 60.Kc4 Kc7 61.Kb5

3) -3.35 (30 ply) 44.Kf2 b3 45.Rf3 b2 46.Rb1 Rh4 47.Rg3 Rb8 48.Ke3 Rb3 49.Rg2 Rxc3+ 50.Kd2 Rxa3 51.Kc2 Rb4 52.Rxb2 Kxf5 53.Re2 a4 54.Re1 Rf3 55.Kc1 a3 56.Rbe2 Rc3+ 57.Kd2 Rg3 58.Kc1 Rf3 59.Rc2 Re4 60.Rg1 Ke5 61.Kb1 Kxd5 62.Ka2 Kc6 63.Ra1 d5

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

May-15-18  tonsillolith: <21... g5 was an interesting move by Alekhine. saccing the h-pawn to exchange off the queens. i guess he saw that white wouldn't be able to accomplish anything up the h-file?>

This sac reminded of something Fischer played, but I can't think of it right now.

Sep-11-18  jabinjikanza: Always acculate and Sharpe when playing
Sep-11-18  WorstPlayerEver: Very nice puzzle for White after 27... Rh8.

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