chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Georg Salwe vs Alexander Alekhine
All-Russian Masters (1914), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 5, Jan-11
Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 3 more Salwe/Alekhine games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Olga is our default viewer, but we offer other choices as well. You can use a different viewer by selecting it from the pulldown menu below and pressing the "Set" button.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-27-03  Benjamin Lau: Why not 33. R1d6 Kg5 34. Rd5+ Kg6 35. Rxh5 Kxh5 36. Rf7, threatening Rb7 next turn? Am I hallucinating again?
Jul-27-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  PizzatheHut: I would think that after all the exchanges, black is a pawn up, with an outside passed pawn and a king to support that pawn. The white king is very passive just sitting on the first rank, while the black rook is behind the black b-pawn, greatly inhibiting its advance. Also, the black rook can easily capture the white a-pawn, then black will have 2 passed pawns, with one especially close to queening. I don't see an immediate win for black, but I suppose that white didn't want all these factors stacked against him, not to mention he's playing Alexander Alekhine.
Jul-28-03  John Doe: he can still draw by perpetual check can't he?
Jul-28-03  John Doe: and the f pawn blocking. Grr.
Jul-28-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: 33.R1d6+ Kg5 34.Rd5+ f5 etc.
Jul-28-03  radu stancu: I searched chessbase.com for this game and I turned out with some additional moves : 33. R1d6+ Kg5 34. Rd5+ f5 35. Rxg7+ Kh6
and white resigns...
May-15-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: The above additional moves are correct. This is a game where white tries to be too cool thinking he has blacks queen doomed. Hey that's Alekhine, the big A, you're playing against Georg. You even lost the last "e".
May-16-06  madlydeeply: Salwe was a big time loser...lost showcase games to Nimzovich and Rubinstein...thank goodness there are players like Salwe around so our heroes can have brilliancies...
May-16-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  ganstaman: I'm probably just missing it, but how does 30. R3d2 lose?
May-16-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: <ganstaman> White didn't play 30.R3d2 but instead grabbed the rook with the queen because he mis-calculated and thought he would get the queen back and be up a rook. If he had calculated correctly he might have opted for 30. R3d2 and be satisfied with a draw.
May-16-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: The thing is exchanging all the way down is bad for White because Black's h-pawn will win. My theory: Salwe sees 30.R3d2 Rxd2 31.Rxd2 Rc8 and now 32.Qxa4 Rc1+ 33.Rd1 Rxd1+ 34.Qxd1 Qxd1+ 35.Kxd1 Kf8 is a lost endgame. However, he might have missed 30.R3d2 Rxd2 31.Rxd2 Rc8 32.Qc4! using the back rank threat to stop the exchange.

Jun-02-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <Calli>
You're right. I'll admit I missed 32. Qc4 too.

I didn't find any quick win against this defense, but Black has very good chances because of the passed h-pawn and White's exposed king.

For example, 30. R3d2 Rxd2 31. Rxd2 Rc8 32. Qc4 Qf5 33. Qxa4 h5, but it's very hard to give an exact line beyond that for the ensuing heavy piece ending.

Jun-03-06  lentil: when was the 3-fold repetition rule introduced? today, W could have claimed a draw at move 28.
Mar-08-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: <18.Qd2> is equal, 18...Bxb2 19.Qxb2 Rfd8 20.Rxd8+ Rxd8 21.Be2
Oct-07-16  MekkiAlgeria: <lentil> there is only 2 repetition in the game, the repetitive sequence is ( Qh5 . Ke1- Qh1 . Ke2) they played it twice ,then at the third time Alekhine changed it by playing (29. .. Rc2 instead of Qh1 ) to avoid a possible Ke2 from Georg Salwe which lead to a draw by 3 repetitions

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 Chessgames.com, 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?]
98_D34_Tarrasch Defense of QGD
by whiteshark
Round 5, 11.01.1914
from Alekhine - All Russian Masters 1914 by MissScarlett
Round 5
from All Russian Masters St Petersburg 1914 by Mrs. Alekhine
03_Heavy pieces in action: pure QRR middlegames
by whiteshark
March, p. 57 [Game 22 / 2742]
from American Chess Bulletin 1914 by Phony Benoni
Round 5
from St Petersburg 1914 All-Russian Masters by jessicafischerqueen
Salwe 9-17-4
from Player of the day games by athyn
Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Stockfish notes
from Green Tea and Toast for Fredthebear's Ghost by fredthebear

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 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC