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Alexander Alekhine vs Diurnbaum
Simul, 22b (1910) (exhibition), Moscow RUE, Mar-04
Queen Pawn Game: General (D00)  ·  1-0



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  Phony Benoni: No tournament is given for this game. It has the feel of a light-hearted night at the local club, maybe with a bit of vodka flowing. How else to explain White playing a Stonewall, then developing his KN on h3?

After 17.bxc5, Black can't take the pawn back because of the fork with 18.b4. The pawn on c5 exercises an evil fascination on Black's forces, which gather around it saying "OOOHH! Look at that!"

In the Stonewall, White's QB is often a prisoner behind the pawns on dark squares. Alekhine finds an interesting solution to the problem--he just gives the bishop away with 22.Bd2!

It doesn't matter if Black takes it or not--now that the way has been cleared for the QR, the kingside attack crashes through quickly.

Yes, Alekhine does miss mate in three with 26.Qh5+. The finish in the game is funnier, and I'm glad it came about.

Apr-15-08  skotlander: Nh3 is not that unusual in the Stonewall, some books give it as best.
Apr-16-08  Calli: <No tournament is given for this game.>

It was a simul. AA scored 15W 1L 6D.

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  agb2002: <Phony Benoni: ... In the Stonewall, White's QB is often a prisoner behind the pawns on dark squares. Alekhine finds an interesting solution to the problem--he just gives the bishop away with 22.Bd2!> I would have tried 22.f5 threatening 23.Bxh6.
Jul-30-13  victor antoni: en la jugada 26 mejor es alfil g6 + y rey se mueve y dama g5+ mate inexorable!!! -- no sirve df6 porque sigue gxf6++ mate!!!mi idea es mejor que la de alekhine que hizo tb7+ con lo cual sacrifica la dama pero mas hermoso es mi variante-- y si se mueve el rey en rg8 se contesta por a8r+ y d7g,dxd++ mate!!!!!

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