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Alexander Alekhine vs Reuben Fine
AVRO (1938), The Netherlands, rd 6, Nov-14
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Classical Defense (C83)  ·  0-1


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Jul-26-06  Maynard5: Reuben Fine, who would eventually retire from chess to go into psychology, attributed his two victories over Alekhine at AVRO to good psychological play. Having studied Alekhine's games, he concluded that the former champion would attack at any price, including the use of unsound tactical ploys, such as 10. Nd4, which simply loses a pawn. The win requires some technique, since Black's extra pawn is at one point doubled on the d-file. But in general, this game is an interesting example of overly aggressive play being refuted by accurate defense.
Apr-26-11  drnooo: More or less echoed by Capa saying that Alekhine was twenty per cent bluff.
Oct-23-11  computer chess guy: IMO Alekhine had reasonable chances to draw the endgame. 54. Ra1 for example appears to be =.
Nov-23-13  Bob Loblaw: <computer chess guy> The engines agree. 54. Ra1 levels the game.
Mar-30-19  Fanques Fair: 10- Nd4 does not "simply loses a pawn". Alekhine had 3 moves to regain it but chose not to . That was his mistake.
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