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Alexander Alekhine vs Willem Andreas Theodorus Schelfhout
Scheveningen (1913), Scheveningen NED, rd 10, Aug-04
Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25)  ·  1-0



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Jun-20-06  lopium: Wow!! Can you believe it? After 39...Qxd4 white seems to lose a piece, he does but wins the game!!
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  Phony Benoni: True, but only with Black's help. Khalifman indicates a draw after White's 47th move:

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Now <47...Nc6!> should hold the game, The main point comes if White tries to access c8, threatening both promotion and kingside invasion: <48.Kb7 Na5+! 49.Kc8 Kc6!>. Now king and knight cooperate to stop any further queenside advance, and if White moves his king over to the kingside Black just opposes along the sixth rank while his knight holds the queenside.

Alternatively, Khalifman indicates <47...Nc6! 48.f4 g5 49.g3 gxf4 50.gxf4 h5 51.h4 Nd4 52.Kb7 Nc6 53.Kc8 Ne7+ 54.Kd8 Nc6+ 55.Ke8 Kc5> (55....Ke6 looks simpler to me, but what do I know?) <56.b7 Kb6 57.Kf7 Kxb7 58.Kf6 Nd4=>

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That looks right, since if 59.Kg5 Nf3+ 60.Kxh5 Ka6, and White cannot hold the h-pawn.

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Round 10 (Monday, August 4)
from Scheveningen 1913 by Phony Benoni

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