Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Nikolay Grigoriev vs Alexander Alekhine
Moscow (1915), Moscow RUE
French Defense: McCutcheon. Grigoriev Variation (C12)  ·  0-1



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 7 more N Grigoriev/Alekhine games
sac: 23...Rxd3+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-05-03  Alchemist: It's good to see that the real Grigoriev-Alekhine game is posted up on this board, and not the supposed 5 queen game that Alekhine manufactured.
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Why not have both? Maybe there can be a notation that the game---like Adams/Torre-was manufactured.
Aug-02-04  Knight13: Both are killing eachother very well.
Apr-07-05  martin99: i like to now more about ruy lopez
Mar-24-06  Whitehat1963: So many options, what's best play after the final position? I like:

26. Nf3 Nxd3+
27. Kg4 Rxg7
28. Kh5 (or Kxh4)

But I'm having trouble picturing all the possibilities!

Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Whitehat1963> On 26. Nf3 look again to see if Black has a better move than 26 ... Nxd3+ here.

Also evaluate 26. Kg4 and 26. Kg5, and how would Black proceed?

Mar-24-06  Whitehat1963: Yup, I'm an idiot. 26. Nf3 begs for Qxg3#. And on 26. Kg4 or Kg5, 26...Rxg7+ 27. Kxh4 (or Kh5) and the white queen is history. Thanks again, <tpstar>. Thank God I'm not being charged for these chess lessons!
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Whitehat1963> Good job! You are clearly improving because you are working on your tactics. Note White could try 26. Kg4 Rxg7+ 27. Qg5, but then 27 ... Qxg3+ mates.
Mar-24-06  Whitehat1963: Thanks coach! You'll really be proud of my work on the other game:

Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Here is the background story how this game became <ALEKHINE'S FIVE QUEEN GAME> during the years:

Aug-19-09  WhiteRook48: 28...Qxg3 after 28 Kh5 fails: 29 Re8+ Kc7 30 Qc8#
Jul-21-11  50movesaheadofyou: What's this?? I want Alek's fantasy game!
Apr-05-13  Gambit All: Why not 25.♖xd4?
Mar-26-14  ndg2: <Why not 25.Rxd4?> Because of 25...Nc2+, which atleast wins the whole rook.
Premium Chessgames Member
  sea7kenp: Comparing this with "The Harem" Game (Alekhine vs NN, 1915), the first 10 Moves are identical. Here, White plays 11 O-O-O. In the "Fictitious Game", White plays 11 gxh4. Has anyone evaluated, which is better? (I personally vote for Castle Queen, but I've been wrong many times!)
Premium Chessgames Member
  sea7kenp: Here is the link to Alekhine's Fictitious Game:

Alekhine vs NN, 1915

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, 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?]
4 ...Bb4 5 e5 ...h6 6 exf6
from French Defense by builttospill
The 5 queens game was analysis of this real game.
from Alex Alek Alex Alek Fredthebear Alex Alek Alex by fredthebear
Game 45
from 20th Century Highlights (Burgess) by Qindarka
===Grigoriev Variation (C12i)===
from French Defense: MacCutcheon Variation by JoseTigranTalFischer
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Alyokhin Attacks
by Owl
by Patca63
4 ...Bb4 5 e5 ...h6 6 exf6
from French Defense by JoseTigranTalFischer
Game 45
from 20th Century Highlights (Burgess) by rajeshupadhyay
The real fun!
from Karnatakiaditya's favorite games by Karnatakiaditya
4 ...Bb4 5 e5 ...h6 6 exf6
from French Defense by telemwecomin
Grigoriev orig, ...Be7 retreat, qside attack, chasing king
from French McCutcheon for Black by prime rib
Game 45 Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
from Publications by Year and Unconfirmed Source 9 by fredthebear
(C12) Moskau 19-15
from 97b_French Disasters -Teh Bright Side don't mind by whiteshark
by ALL
French McCutcheon
by geordieray
Exchange sacs - 4
by obrit
from Alexander Alekhine Games, 1915-1919 by MonsieurL
by Nodreads

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