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Alexander Alekhine vs Vardonenko
Blindfold simul, 10b (1931), Paris FRA, May-30
King's Gambit: General (C30)  ·  1-0


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Aug-10-04  who: It's wierd that Alekhine missed the obvious attack coming from fxe5
Aug-10-04  Ziggurat: You're jumping to conclusions - the attack would occur only if Black also played 3. - fxe5. Black must have been intending a gambit where 3. fxe5 would have been answered with 3. - Nc6 or something like that.
Oct-29-04  paultopia: Even though I think it's the worst imaginable way to decline the KG, that 2.f6 business seems surprisingly hard to spank. A correspondence game of mine (which you can tell is weak correspondence because of all the unsound sacs and/or blunders by each side) as white where I barely squeaked by in the endgame:

1. e4 e5 2. f4 f6 3. fxe5 b6 4. d3 Bb7 5. exf6 Nxf6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bxf6 Qxf6 8. Be2 Qxb2 9. Bh5+ Kd8 10. Nd2 Bb4 11. Nf3 d5 12. O-O Nd7 13. exd5 Bxd5 14. Nc4 Qc3 15. a3 Be7 16. Ne3 Bc6 17. Qe2 Bf6 18. Rae1 Qxa3 19. Ng4 Kc8 20. Nxf6 Nxf6 21. Qe6+ Bd7 22. Qf7 Rg8 23. Re7 Qd6 24. Rfe1 Kb7 25. Ne5 Raf8 26. Rxd7 Rxf7 27. Rxd6 Re7 28. Bf7 Rf8 29. Rxf6 gxf6 30. Bd5+ Kc8 31. Nf3 Rxe1+ 32. Nxe1 Re8 33. Kf2 Re5 34. Be4 a5 35. Nf3 Kd7 36. Nxe5+ fxe5 37. Ke3 c5 38. Kd2 b5 39. Kc3 Ke6 40. Kb3 Kf6 41. c4 a4+ 42. Ka3 bxc4 43. dxc4 Kg5 44. Kxa4 Kf4 45. Bf3 Ke3 46. Kb5 Kd4 47. g4 e4 48. Bxe4 Kxe4 49. Kxc5 Kf4 50. Kd6 Kxg4 51. c5 h5 52. c6 Kh3 53. c7 Kxh2 54. c8=Q h4 55. Qg4 h3 56. Ke5 Kh1 57. Qxh3+

If my opponent hadn't missed a couple tactics and messed up the endgame, I would have been DEAD from this weak reply. Which distresses me, because I'm absolutely convinced 2... f6 is a total bonehead move.

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  TheTamale: Awesome game. Black keeps thinking he's going to pull something off, and Alekhine just keeps spanking him. Very fun to play over these A.A. games.
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  TheFocus: From a simultaneous blindfold exhibition in Paris, France at the Salle Helianthe on May 30, 1931.

Alekhine scored +6=4-0.

See <Poslednya Novostii 2 June 1931>.

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