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Alexander Alekhine vs Karel Opocensky
Paris (1925), Paris FRA, rd 5, Feb-15
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  1-0


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Mar-15-05  dac1990: Brutal. Alekhine was not one for mercy.
Apr-24-09  xombie: Thunderbolt. I thought black was doing rather well.
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  plang: The standard response to 5..cxd would have been 6 Qb3 with a promising position. 5..Nxd5, however, gave White a powerful center after 7 Nge2 (first introduced by Rubinstein against Bogoljubov at Hastings 1922) and 8 e4. Alekhine felt that 13..Ne5 was necessary maintaining the right to castle. His comment after 17 h4: "From the 14th move onwards White has only one idea - to prevent the co-operation of Black's rooks. The answer to 26..Kg7 would have been 27 Rxg6+!..Kxg6 28 Qf6+..Kh7 29 Bxf7..Rg8 30 Qf5+..Kg7 31 Qg6+..Kh8 32 Bf6+ and mates.
Jun-17-11  dull2vivid: ...Bb4 before white castles or ...Be7 followed by a quick 0-0. Once Kf8, black is DEAD.
Oct-11-13  GumboGambit: No Quarter for the Black King. Alekhine was relentless.
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