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Alexander Alekhine vs Krauz
Serpukhov (1915), Serpukhov RUE
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  1-0



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Feb-11-02  knight: Black did not move his queenside pieces or his king's rook,taking the pawn on e5 was suicide.
May-27-13  The Last Straw:

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Alekhine played a stunning combination.

May-27-13  The Last Straw: 16.♘d5! ♕a7 17.♗h5+ ♔f8? 18.♗e7+! ♔g8 19.♗c5! ♕b7 20.♘e7+ ♔f8 21.♘xf5+ ♔g8 22.♘e7#
May-27-13  Alpinemaster: In an uncommon opening faupax by the great Alekhine, he offers the not-yet-discovered Winawer Counter Gambit 3...e5! (Today, main line indicates 3. Nf3 to prevent this line).

Up until move 9, Black continues to play with mediocrity, but White begins to gain a small initiative on the open f file.

By move 14, the Bishop pair is White's main advantage, though 14. Qf3 is compelling.

15...Nxe5 is the key mistake which the intermediate player may learn greatly from; Black makes the classic error of favoring sharp tactics over solid strategy: a mistake all Master's know better than. Allowing White a total initiative is easy for the greatest prodigy of the time to exploit wholesale.

Move 20 may have served as inspiration for Bobby Fischer's classic Game of the Century v. Robert Bryne. The rest is technique. -Alpinemaster

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