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Ludwig Engels vs Alexander Alekhine
Dresden (1936), Dresden GER, rd 4, Jun-09
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0



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Mar-17-05  Runemaster: Alekhine really didn't want to resign!

Good play by Engels, though. After move 26, he has an extra pawn but a lot more work was needed to win.

Jul-10-05  popski: Indeed, good game by Engels! He managed to solve all those sneaky and nasty traps.
Apr-16-07  vonKrolock: A very complex and difficult Game...

<22.♗g4> Stronger than 22.♘e4, after which Alekhine could play 22...♘c4!? (with some dynamic compensation for the threatened ♙ loss)

<22...♕f6> If 22...♖e5, then 23.♗f4! etc

(hey, I beat once a guy that beat Engels in an IT... Engels beat Alekhine - I never imagined I was so strong... lol)

Apr-17-07  TrueFiendish: On that subject, log onto the site below and work out how close you were to beating the greats. My "Kasparov number" is 4--that is, I beat Fred Flatow, who beat Ian Rogers, who beat Lev Psakhis, who beat Kaspy!!

Apr-17-07  chessamateur: I once beat a guy, Lew Hucks who beat Robert James Fischer so my number is 2! By the way I just happened to play through the above game very fast, and I think I may have given myself a headache!

Apr-18-07  vonKrolock: Yrs, I see - much of the South-American numbers there originated from a Kasparov defeat to Pablo Ricardi in 1992; for Fischer it would be also possible to find a lot of '2' or '3's, due to his many defeats in the years 1959 and 1960 in argentinian and chilean tournaments (heedful that Fischer was a teen then , but he also played fewer Games than Kasparov at all, that's undeniable)
Feb-04-11  ozmikey: Is the score of this game correct? Did White really miss 64. Bg3+?
Jun-28-11  BobCrisp: No, <Alekhine> played 63...Ke7. Correction submitted.
Dec-16-13  The17thPawn: Ha! Love seeing AAA beaten by a lowly IM. He must have hooked himself up to the alcohol intravenously after losing this one:)
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  Phony Benoni: Great players like Alekhine are fighters who take enormous pride in their work -- a pride so great that we normal players can only imagine it.

But there is also the melancholy pleasure of figuring out how the opponent could have won the endgame quicker and more beautifully.

This greatly improves one's chances in the post mortem.

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