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Alexander Alekhine vs NN
St. Petersburg (1918), St. Petersburg RUS
Old Indian Defense: Two Knights Variation (A54)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-22-04  nfazli: how do you pronounce his last name?
Nov-22-04  iron maiden: <nfazli> If you mean Alekhine, it's pronounced Ahl-ye-keen.
Nov-22-04  ughaibu: What if it means NN?
Nov-22-04  radu stancu: You had to open your mouth! Errr... type, you had to type I mean... :)

About the game: nice going by Alekhine to create the pawn storm!

Apr-22-05  gladiator367: actually, if you are Russian, you pronuce Alekhine "Ahl-lyo-heen" with a heavy h in heen
Apr-22-05  aw1988: I pronounce it "Ah-lak-in", although I'm not sure if this matters.
Apr-22-05  TheSlid: Ahl-yeh-kin is what i was taught. Any phonetic varients are welcome - especially from, er, anyone who might actually speak the language... please!...
Apr-22-05  aw1988: The proper pronounciation is Al-yek-in.
Apr-22-05  azaris: <gladiator367> is of course right, being Russian. It's Ah-lyo-hin, not Ah-lye-kin.
Apr-22-05  aw1988: That's news to me.
Oct-11-05  mego: 33)...h5? I THINK 33)RXN f5XR+ 34)Ke7 WAS VERY GOOD FOR BLACK
Nov-10-08  holland oats: Hey <mego> your line certainly seems better, but black's task is still tall: 34.Rxe8+ Kxe8 35.f4 Ke7 36.f5 h5 37.e5 Ra8 38.Bf6+ Kf8 39. Bg5 and white's pawns look very good.
Jun-12-17  RKnight: Why didn't AA simply play 23. Nxh3 with a winning game? Instead he let NN save his B with 23 Be4 Bf5 and later took advantage of NN's not so good moves. Was AA just toying with NN?
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  OrangeTulip: <RKnight> I just have the question. Would it be that in those days they let simul participants win or enjoy a long game in order to be invited again?
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