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Alexander Alekhine vs Carlos Portela
Buenos Aires (05) (1926)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit (B20)  ·  1-0
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Aug-05-03  francescog: Black's last error (seems to me) is 24 ... gxf4, that leaves Alekhine's attack indisturbed on queenside. But until then Black's position is not untenable, or not? Surely he's under heavy pressure but something ( 24 ... a6 is the first, silly thing that I can think of) can still be done, at least not worse that the forced mate he has suffered...
Jul-30-04  InspiredByMorphy: ouch 28.Ra8# smarts!
Feb-18-05  siu02jm: guys how about 24..Kb8 with an intention to play b6. does that not save black, i mean saving him from a quick checkmate at least.

allowing a passed pawn by black was really bizzarre.

Feb-18-05  delterp: Very examplary of Alekhine's attacking style. Note that at the end of white's 19th move 3 of his 4 remaining pieces are directed at black's king. Black's pieces are all passive. The pawn on d4 actually hinders black's game. 22)...f5 is the beginning of black's end. What does this move do? White own's the queenside. The kingside is equal. Now the center is in white's favor. Further, the knight on e4 was harmless. On c4 though the knight is a beast.
Feb-19-05
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  Calli: Alekhine gives 21...Re8! "ingenious defense" and also 22...f5! <francescog> and <siu02jm> are right. 24...gxf4? is a mistake. Alekhine gives 24...Kb8 25.Rab3 gxf4 36.Rb5 Qe6 27.Nd6 Ree7 28.Qf3 Nd8 29.Qxf4 "with strong pressure".

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