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Alexander Alekhine vs Aron Nimzowitsch
St. Petersburg All-Russian Masters (1914), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 10, Jan-19
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Classical Defense (C83)  ·  1-0



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Feb-27-05  Hinchliffe: A masterclass from Alekhine. Patience together with a plan does the trick. Lovely winning play in the Riuy Lopez.Even so I will not be throwing my copy of My System away just yet.
Sep-19-10  lefthandsketch: To read Alekhine's notes on this game, as well as see other Open Ruy Lopez annotated games- check it out

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  jessicafischerqueen: This game is round 10 of the <All Russian Masters Tournament> of St. Petersburg 1914.
Apr-15-19  Hokey pokey: Alekhine's text of the game omits the 22nd and 23rd moves. The game ends on move 46.
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  perfidious: This may well be a case of selective memory.
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  Telemus: <Hokey pokey: Alekhine's text of the game omits the 22nd and 23rd moves. The game ends on move 46.> You probably speak of the Alekhine in his books "My best Games of Chess 1908-1923" or "My best Games of Chess 1908-1937", who wrote after 21.. ♗f5:

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"At first sight, this move seems to create difficulties for White. For instance, after 22.♕e2, the maneuver 22.. ♗g4 would force the queen back to d3."

That's the Alekhine who's known for manipulating game-scores, I'd say. In fact, the repetition 22.♕e2 ♗g4 23.♕d3 ♗f5 was played! The young Alekhine published the game in "Novoye Vremya" with the repetition according to "Latvia", 8 Feb 1914, where the game with some of A.'s notes were republished.

I found this already in 2016, when I checked a number of Nimzowitsch's games while reading the Nimzowitsch book by Skjoldager and Nielsen. The repetition is not there, which is a rare *inaccurency* (one of two I found - the other being a frequently made statement). Another more spectacular game-score problem is correct there, but unfortunately the authors don't tell.

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