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Historically Important Alekhine's Defense Games
Compiled by ksadler

This is a collection of Alekhine's Defense games (1. e4 Nf6) that are thematically or historically important, yet don't fall into the lines that I currently play. Games that will be in here are games played by top 20 players, and theoretically important games, or ones with a brilliant tactical finish at the end.

One of the first Alekhine's Defense's ever!
Saemisch vs Alekhine, 1921 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer-Spassky 1972!! Need I say more?
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer chooses Alekhine over Sicilian and gets a win in '72
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

Euwe plays Alekhine's Defense against Alekhine in Championship
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ponomariov's clinching game for the FIDE title!
Ponomariov vs Ivanchuk, 2002 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

A hard earned draw for Short against Kasparov.
Kasparov vs Short, 2002 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Suttles shows why White shouldn't push d5 against Fischer.
Suttles vs Fischer, 1970 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

One of my favourite games of all time...
Morozevich vs Ivanchuk, 2002 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer plays the White side of Alekhine's Defense wonderfully!
Fischer vs H Berliner, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov-Adams in a topical line.
Kasparov vs Adams, 1997 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 33 moves, 1-0

A nice smothered mate at the end between two young stars!
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

One of the greatest games of all-time!
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

A beautiful finish by Kasparov.
Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

One of my favourites: Spielmann with the pawn sac on move 4!
Spielmann vs S Landau, 1933 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

A devastating victory for Fischer in a blitz game.
Fischer vs Larsen, 1966 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 19 moves, 1-0

A battle between two titans!
Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Perhaps the first Alekhine's Defense ever played!?
E Steiner vs Alekhine, 1921 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 62 moves, 0-1

A game between two of my all-time favourites.
R Nezhmetdinov vs Spassky, 1959 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Great fighting spirit by Fischer to hang onto the endgame.
Browne vs Fischer, 1970 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Why not to play 5. .. dxe5 in the Modern Alekhine
Luer vs Rattman, 1922 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 11 moves, 1-0

Topalov playing the risky Larsen line
Kotronias vs Topalov, 1992 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1-0

Shirov playing the risky Larsen line
Lautier vs Shirov, 1992
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Apparently the game that cause Mecking to give up 1. e4 Nf6.
J Penrose vs Mecking, 1969
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Brilliant finish
Spassky vs A Kakageldyev, 1975 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

An interesting f5-push for Black in the Exchange.
E Paehtz vs A Ragger, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Discussion on the 4. f4 line
Tal vs K Jung, 1991 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

A great game by two great players.
Geller vs Bronstein, 1973 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 56 moves, 1-0

Why you play 11. gxf3 instead of 11. Bxf3
Gufeld vs Alburt, 1972 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 59 moves, 0-1

This may already be in this collection but a great game...
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

The dubious 5. .. e6 by Larsen against Tal.
Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal plays the strong 6. e6! but loses anyway.
Tal vs Larsen, 1969 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 50 moves, 0-1

Nice tactics by Black
A Ozsvath vs K Honfi, 1953 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 56 moves, 0-1

Wonderful sacrifice by Black
J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Some discussion on 9. .. g5
T Thorhallsson vs Mamedyarov, 2006 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

A very creative Alekhine!
Suttles vs Korchnoi, 1967 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk in a powerful game
A Volokitin vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

Play in the Kengis by Ivanchuk
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2002
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

A great comeback by Black
H B Pedersen vs C Hansen, 1981 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

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