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Alexander Alekhine vs Eikstroem
Simul, 40b (1935), Riga LAT, Sep-12
Caro-Kann Defense: Standard. Unorthodox Replies (B15)  ·  0-1


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  offramp: Ekstrom finds himself facing a massive Alekhine attack: after 12.Nd6 he is in quite some trouble.

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He finds 12...Ne4! however, and AAA can't seem to find a knockout punch. Black starts to develop with 17...g6. White still had a very good position, but made a blunder

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with 21.Rc4. This is the worst kind of blunder, where your opponent is practically forced to play the only winning move.

Black's last move, by the way, allows a trick that I am surprised Alekhine didn't try...

25.Bxe6+ Kxe6 26.Bg3+ Qxe1+ 27.Bxe1

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White is a clear exchange down, but he is the World Champion.

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  MissScarlett: Could Black be Nils Johan Folke Ekstrom?
Oct-16-14  Albertan: MissScarlett, I can tell you this game came from a simultaneous exhibition which took place in Riga in October 16,1935.However, in my Chessbase Megadatabase, no first name for Ekstrom is given.Sorry about that!
Oct-17-14  Albertan: According to Deep Fritz 12 ,Alekhine was winning this game until he played the bad move 21.Rxc4?
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  MissScarlett: <October 16,1935>

Unlikely as this coincides with the WC match with Euwe. The date given, 12th September, is correct. NICBase records three high-level correspondence games Folke played in 1935-36 against Keres, Eliskases and Malmgren, so it's not unreasonable to imagine that he got wind of Alekhine's visit and traversed the Baltic Sea to be there.

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