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Alexander Alekhine vs Savielly Tartakower
Dresden (1926), Dresden GER, rd 5, Apr-09
Benoni Defense: Old Benoni. Russian Variation (A44)  ·  1-0

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Oct-05-11
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  Honza Cervenka: Chess is so simple! Just trade the Queens in early opening, then invade opponent's position with a Rook and Knights, and grill him on the seventh rank as long as he dares to resist...:-D

Alekhine was awesome player.

Oct-05-11  ughaibu: On move 18, if black takes with the pawn, was white's plan to push the h-pawn?
Oct-05-11
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  Sastre: If 18...gxf5, 19.Re1 Ne5 20.Nb5 a6 21.Nxd6 Rxd6 22.Rxe5 Bd7 23.Ree7 .
Oct-05-11  ughaibu: I see, but what part does the sacrifice of the f-pawn play in that idea?
Oct-06-11
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  Sastre: <ughaibu> I don't understand your question. Neither side has sacrificed their f-pawn after 18...gxf5.
Oct-06-11  ughaibu: Yes, sorry, I misremembered the position.
Oct-06-11
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  Calli: 23...g5? lets the rook in after 25.Rf1! Tarta might have tried 23...a6 and its still a game, I think. Where is the horse going? a7?
Mar-18-12  ozmikey: <Calli> 23...a6 certainly looks like a better defence. The lines that Alekhine gives after it in his notes don't look too convincing (for instance, after his suggested 24. Nf6+ Kf8 25. Nc7 Re7 26. Rb1, Black has the strong 26...Na5! instead of Alekhine's 26...Rc8).

16. Rxh6?! is typical Alekhine, going in for complications instead of the simple win of a pawn by 16. cxd3 (16...Kg7? 17. Rxh6). These moves tended to work out for him, though!

Jun-03-13  Moonwalker: Just scored 117 in guess-the-move. I'm puzzled as to why black didn't resign long before he actually did! Exchanges into a winning endgame started as early as 32.Rxa2, and surely by 37.Nf7+ black knew he was going to pay a hefty price for the pawn on the d-file.

Did black have any hope after move 42?

Nov-10-16
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  plang: 4..Be7 was already new but the effort to exchange bishops with 5..Bg5 seems awfully time consuming.

<ozmikey: <Calli> 23...a6 certainly looks like a better defence. The lines that Alekhine gives after it in his notes don't look too convincing (for instance, after his suggested 24. Nf6+ Kf8 25. Nc7 Re7 26. Rb1, Black has the strong 26...Na5! instead of Alekhine's 26...Rc8). >

In Alekhine's variation Benko mentions 25..Bc8 26 Rb3..Ra7 as a possible improvement.

Jan-14-19  Otoy: I can see from this game that, keeping one's fortitude and to keep on playing with a will to win under disadvantaged position is simply the qualification of chess masters.

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