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Alexander Alekhine vs NN
Simul, 34b (1936), Mödling AUT, Mar-24
King Pawn Game: General (C20)  ·  1-0


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Jan-03-03  ughaibu: Yes, looks fine to me.
Mar-16-04  thoskins: wow...totally wow
Jun-08-04  zb2cr: If 14...♔h5; 15 ♘f1+, ♕h4 (15...♔g4 leads to the same line as the actual game); 16 ♘g3+, ♔g4; 17 ♗e6#.
Jun-08-04  poktirity: Amazing finish.
Dec-14-04  morphy234: LOL... it would be funnier if someone did 2...f6 against the King gambit.

King's Gambit Declined Slav. hahaha

Feb-02-05  schnarre: <morphy234> I've seen 2...f6 played vs. the King's Gambit only once--after 3. fxe5 Qe7 4. d4 fxe5 5.Nf3 White went on to win (after,I think, 23 moves). A few times I've seen 2...f5!? played (mixed results, but White won most of the time).
Jun-23-05  ArturoRivera: hahaha!, slav defense against the KG!!
Aug-25-05  Robert De Leon Jr.: If I'm not mistaken, isn't there a quicker way to win by means of: 10. Qe5+ Kg4 or Kh4 ,and it is mate in two no matter what!?
Sep-06-05  tiburon92: this is hilarious
Sep-07-05  sneaky pete: If 10.Qe5+ Bf5 causes delay but the mate after 10.Qf3+ .. is nice and clean. 2... f6 against the King's Gambit was played in Fischer vs J Jones, 1964.
Sep-15-05  Robert De Leon Jr.: <sneaky pete> Thank You, 10. Qf3+!! is the best move, after which follows a forced mating variation. 10...Bg4 11. Qxg4+ Kxg4 12. h3+ (12. f3+? is a mistake and the black king would live to see the middle game) and now black is at a crossing (pun intended) to choose which mate in two He/She would like. 1st: 12...Kh4 13. Nf3 Kh5 14. g4# and 2nd: 12...Kh5 13. g4+ Kh4 14. Nf3#.
Sep-15-05  Robert De Leon Jr.: <sneaky pete> I'm sorry but I must retract my statement and say that YOU are WRONG interposing with 10...Bf5?? 11. Qxf5+!! Kh4 and it's MATE in ONE with either 12. Nf3# or 12. g3#!!
Sep-16-05  sneaky pete: <Robert De Leon Jr.> You're right, off course. I "analysed" from the diagram and could see the # in 5 starting with 10.Qf3+ .. but strangely missed the shorter and simpler # after 10.Qe5+ .., maybe because of the unusual backward pin of pawn g6 by Bf7. My only comfort is that "Dr" A.A. missed both mates.
Jan-11-06  schnarre: <tiburon92> Quite!
Apr-25-06  GUERNSEY: i know it is an old game e5 should of taked d4 instead of opening king side pawn. In fact any thing but that move would of been better.
Aug-25-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Now that's "king hunt" immediately out of the blocks!
Jan-12-07  Poisonpawns: Alekhine wanted to show that he could launch a mating attack WITHOUT development.
Jan-13-07  Paulvandyk: To summarize, it looks like after 4 ... Ke7 it is mate in 8, white to move.

Blacks 5th move is forced

If 6 ... Kg6, 7 Qf5#

If 7 ... Be6 8 Qe6#

If 8 ... Qg5 9 Qxg5#
If 8 ... Kf6 9 Qg5#
If 8 ... Bg4 9 Qxg4+ and either 9 ... Qg5 10 Qxg5# or 9 ... Kf6 10 Qg5#

Black's 9th move is forced

And after Robert De Leon Jr's suggestion of 10 Qe5+ either A) 10 ... Kh4 11 g3+ Kg4 12 h3#
B) 10 ... Kg4 11 h3+ Kh4 12 g3#
C) 10 ... Qg5 11 Qxg5# or
D) 10 ... Bf5 11 Qxf5+ and either 11 ... Qg5 12 Qxg5# or 11 ... Kh4 12 g3#

Jan-14-07  Paulvandyk: Sadly, my last post contains a mistake, because black can prevent the mate with 7 ... Qxd5. So, I guess that after 4 ... Ke7 black must give up his queen for a bishop in order to avoid mate in 8.
May-19-07  gBizzle: owned
Jan-02-09  WhiteRook48: no development. Alekhine wins. Was NN drunk?
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  Travis Bickle: <WhiteRook48: no development. Alekhine wins. Was NN drunk?> NN thought it was give away chess.
Jan-02-09  MaxxLange: Alekhine showing off against a beginner.....meh. I prefer the NN games where the NN is maybe expert strength or even 2200 and gets crushed more instructively, making decent looking moves that are wrong
Mar-30-10  MichaelJHuman: So 2...f6 always looks like a mistake in this position? Hiarcs gives white almost a full pawn advantage. 3...fxe is unplayable.

Black seems to be able to recover a bit with 3...Nc6

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  fredthebear: It's ironic that Black's weak move 2...f6 gets punished with 17.f3#. Such moves are perhaps the ugliest on the chess board.
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