Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Alexander Alekhine vs NN
Kislovodsk (1907), Kislovodsk RUE
Queen's Gambit Declined: Marshall Defense (D06)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 15 more Alekhine/NN games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-23-04  zb2cr: Obviously, if 46 ... ♕c8; 47 ♗e6, ♕xe6; 48 c8=♕ and White wins on the basis of his material advantage. For Alekhine vs. an amateur, this is a long-drawn-out game.
Jul-16-04  zb2cr: An explanation for why this particular game, between Alekhine and an amateur, is a long one:


LOL. I completely missed the date at the time of my earlier comment.

May-15-05  beastboy: Alekhine was 14!!!

Dang i didnt think he started out at age 17.

Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Alexander Alekhine was born Oct. 31, 1892, so he was 15 or 16 when this game was played.
May-15-05  beastboy: That is still pretty cool.
May-15-05  bumpmobile: <keypusher> I think you are a year off. If AA was born in 1892 then he would be turning 15 in 1907. If this game was played before halloween that year, he was only 14.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: He was 14 at the time of this game because the game was played in June 1907.

The fascinating history of this game is that it was not discovered until the 1950s when some of Alekhine's chess notebooks were found in Moscow. Apparently left behind when he left Russia in 1921. Alekhine even annotated this game in the notebook. He claimed that Black missed a win with 30...Nf3+ When Shakmaty published the game in 1954, the editor (Bibikov) said Alekhine analysis was wrong and Nf3+ did not win.

What does everyone think about 30...Nf3+?

May-15-05  suenteus po 147: I think 30...Nf3+ wins. What was Shakmaty's refutation?
May-15-05  Milo: suentus: the refutation? 31.gxf3 ;)
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Alekhine's analysis runs 30...Nf3!+ 31.gxf3 exf3 32.Rhg1 Ng4!+ 33.Rxg4 fxg4 34.Nf7+ Rxf7 35.Qxf7 Qh4 wins

Bibikov recommended 34.Rg1 for White.

May-15-05  suenteus po 147: <Calli: Bibikov recommended 34.Rg1 for White.> Doesn't 34...Qh4 still win?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Nyet, because of Rg3.
May-16-05  beastboy: One question Calli:how do yu now about the finding of the notebook?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: The story is in "Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, 1902-1946" by Skinner and Verhoeven (1998), a mammoth 800 page tome. Alekhine actually kept chess notebooks his whole life.
May-18-05  beastboy: thank you i should get that book.
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: I should learn how to count.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: <beastboy> very expensive new, over $100!

I paid about half that for a used copy. Still very steep....

May-18-05  chessykid: <calli> this is beast boy i forgot my password and iv been waiting for a couple of days so i created a new acount. Im still buying it thanks for the link.
Jul-28-05  jamesmaskell: I found this game in a book about Alekhine. It says though that the ECO is D11 not D06. Also the date was the 6th June 1907.
Jul-30-05  tonsillolith: from move 26, the bishop a2 is a very powerful/well-placed piece
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <jamesmaskell> There's no way this could be ECO code D11. The D10-D19 section is the Slav Defense with an early ...c6, which Black does not play here.

The code is D06 because of the move order with 2...Nf6. However, the game transposes into a more regular line after 3...e6, so I think that D30 (with lines that start 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6) might be closer to the mark.

If you're interested in researching ECO codes, here is an interesting site: though I find the names assigned to be idiosyncratic, at the least.

Dec-12-10  dandanakan: a4-b5-c6 pawn chain is the winning structure I think.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
queen's gambit declined
from junan6265's favorite games by junan6265
kalamoony's favorite games
by kalamoony
sk.sen's favorite games ..
by sk.sen
Alekhine Games of Queen's Gambit
by beastboy
Alekhine games
from SicKnight68CiM's favorite games by SicKnight68CiM

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC