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Alexander Alekhine vs Paul F Johner
Karlsbad (1911), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 9, Sep-01
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Nimzowitsch-Marshall Countergambit (C31)  ·  0-1



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Jan-11-06  KingG: 6.Nf3! is better, as in R Metzger vs Happe, 1990.
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  perfidious: The first edition of ECO and Reinfeld, in 100 Instructive Games of Alekhine, give 4.Qe2 a question mark; IMO, after 4....exd5, 5.fxe5 is probably better than Qxe5+, which I faced in Lulic-A Shaw, Burlington 1997. In my only other experience of 3....c6, I played the more common 4.Nc3 in A Shaw-W Kelleher, Cambridge 1987.
Feb-26-10  YoungEd: <Perfidious> may be right that the first two queen moves by White aren't best. The third one, 9. ♕e4, also looks like a mistake. I just don't see its point, since the (Q) has to retreat a bit later; Black gets ahead in development.
Jan-07-15  TheBish: 4. Nc3! is the correct (and book) move.
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  perfidious: It should be borne in mind that at the time, this line was in its infancy.

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