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David Janowski vs Alexander Alekhine
Scheveningen (1913), Scheveningen NED, rd 13, Aug-07
Slav Defense: Suchting Variation (D15)  ·  1-0

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Feb-03-04
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  Calli: Pretty exciting game. Alekhine goes the wrong way with his king on 31...Kd7 and winds up blocking his own rooks with 32...Kc6
Nov-23-04  meloncio: Some years ago I read a story about this game. It was the last round and Alekhine would win the tournament anyway, so he and others young players had the night before a "long night" of drinks and dance. They finished the big party watching the sunrise on the beach.

What a wonderful life then for Alekhine! He was young, handsome, rich and a superb chessplayer. Who could think how his life would change in only a few years? It's just a melancholic thought.

Of course a hung-over Alekhine lost his game (this one) the next day. I don't remember where I read it. Maybe Edward Lasker's Memories?

Oct-10-06
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  Phony Benoni: Yes, it's an Edward Lasker story. He recounts that he was also one of the celebrants and did not fare well the last round either.

Certainly Alekhine played the opening like someone who was feeling no pain. And he still almost pulled it out!

Apr-21-09
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  vonKrolock: <19.e4> Just after the showy combination for winning the ♕ , Janowski gives away this important ♙... maybe he was not liking lines with 19.♕d3 c4 etc, but Alekhine, on the other side, obtains now the extra breath for a longer resistance...
Nov-06-15  ToTheDeath: What an amazing chess player Alekhine was! Forced to sac his queen after greedy and reckless opening play he outplays his opponent completely, only to go down in flames at the end, likely in time trouble.

As Calli pointed out 31...Kd7? was a lemon, Kf8 wins.

Aug-06-18
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  Straclonoor: <As Calli pointed out 31...Kd7? was a lemon, Kf8 wins.> Not only 31....Kf8, 31....Bb4 wins as well.
Sep-11-18
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  WorstPlayerEver: I tried 31... Rc1 32. Qxe6+ Kf8 33. Qxd6+ Kg7 34. Qd7+ Kh8 35. Kg2 Ne3+ 36. Bxe3 R8c2+ 37. Kh3 Rxe1 unfortunately 38. f5 spoils all the fun:


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Btw 31... Kf8 and 31... Bb4 come down to the same variation. The difference with my variation is that the Bd6 is now at b4.

Sep-11-18
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  Straclonoor: Analysis by Stockfish 310718 64 POPCNT:

1. -+ (-11.07): 31...Bb4 32.Qxe6+ Kf8 33.Rb1 Re8 34.Qxe8+ Kxe8 35.Rxb2 Rc1+ 36.Kg2 Rc3 37.Rb1 Ba3 38.Be1 Rc2+ 39.Kf3 b2 40.Rxb2 Bxb2 41.Bf2 Rc3+ 42.Ke2 Rc1 43.Kd2 Rf1 44.Ke2 Ra1 45.Kd2 Rxa4 46.Kd3 Nf6 47.Bg1 Ra1 48.Be3 Ra3+ 49.Ke2 Ra4 50.Bd2 Nd5 51.Be1 Bxd4 52.Kf3 Nf6 53.Ke2 Bg1 54.h3 Ra3 55.Kd1 Bh2 56.Kc1 Ra1+ 57.Kd2 Ne4+ 58.Ke2 Nxg3+ 59.Bxg3 Bxg3 60.Kf3

2. -+ (-10.96): 31...Kf8 32.Qxe6 Bb4 33.Rb1 Re8 34.Qxe8+ Kxe8 35.Rxb2 Rc1+ 36.Kg2 Rc3 37.Rb1 Ba3 38.Be1 Rc2+ 39.Kf3 b2 40.Bf2 Rc1 41.Rxb2 Bxb2 42.Ke2 Rc2+ 43.Kf3 Rc3+ 44.Ke2 Ra3 45.Kd2 Bc3+ 46.Ke2 Ra2+ 47.Kf3 Rd2 48.g4 Bxd4 49.Bg3 Kf7 50.f5 gxf5 51.gxf5 Bg1 52.h4 Rd3+ 53.Kg2 Bd4 54.Bb8 Rb3 55.Bh2 Ne3+ 56.Kf3 Nxf5+ 57.Kg4 Ne3+ 58.Kf4 Rb4 59.Ke4 Rxa4 60.Kf3 Nf5 61.h5 Ne7 62.Bd6

Sep-11-18
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  WorstPlayerEver: After 20... f5 another puzzle, tough one.


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