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Alexander Alekhine vs Aron Nimzowitsch
Zurich (1934), Zurich SUI, rd 8, Jul-21
Queen's Gambit Declined: Cambridge Springs Variation (D52)  ·  1-0



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Feb-07-04  Hidden Skillz: lol..this was some crazy junk by alekhine..
Feb-07-04  Hidden Skillz: he loses his rook on 28th move..but he gets it all back eventually..wit great position and brilliant playin..
Jun-12-04  harshs: brilliant utilization of the d-pawn threat to hem in nimowitsch's pieces.
Aug-23-06  Ulhumbrus: 18...Rfe8 instead of 18...Rae8 keeps the other Rook for ...Rad8, if the R on f8 cannot be used to support ..f5 advantageously and if the Rf8 is not essential for defending the f7 pawn.
Aug-23-06  Ulhumbrus: 22 Bxd5 parts with the bishop pair, never a concession to make lightly. One question is what Akekhine gets in return for it.
Aug-23-06  Ulhumbrus: 23...b6 offers however more than even the bishop pair, as it offers a pawn on d5.
Aug-23-06  Ulhumbrus: After 28 d6 it turns out that the d5 pawn is an asset instead of a liability, and Nimzovich's pawn offer begins to look like a serious mistake. Nimzovich may have overlooked something at some point, possibly this exchange sacrifice.
Aug-23-06  Ulhumbrus: After 35 Kb6 White is playing with an extra King.
Feb-09-12  RookFile: Nimzovich loses his way in another endgame.
Oct-04-14  Bronder: Alekhine's 20th move would strike fear into many souls.
Oct-04-14  Bronder: This is a remarkable game. Alekhine's confidence in attacking with his King is something to behold. It is as if he turns him into a minor piece.
Oct-07-18  goser: Stockfish quite logically suggests that the Black should pull out the nail, viz. bishop c7 plus pawn d6. They could play 29...Rfd8, aiming at Rd7 and sacrificing and exchange for a bishop and a pawn. That could give Black somewhat a better game. After 29... Bb5 White took initiative.

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