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Endre Steiner vs Alexander Alekhine
Budapest (1921), Budapest HUN, rd 9, Sep-15
Alekhine Defense: Normal Variation (B03)  ·  0-1

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Apr-05-04  HailM0rphy: Amazing Alekhine isnt known for his endgames..this one would make capa smile
Jul-30-04  dac1990: This is the first time alekhine played 1. ...Nf6 after he seiously analyzed it.
Sep-11-04  Knight13: Fast piece trading. Excellent end game fight.
Mar-04-05  StevieBlunder: Is this an April Fool's joke? Alekhine plays Nb4, putting himself in check and Steiner resigns after playing 8.Na3? Ummm, okay.
Mar-05-05  FLCLlove: Umm, you must be reading it incorrectly, Alekhine never put himself in check and nobody resigned until move 63...
Mar-23-05
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  Richard Taylor: great game - great end game play - Bg5 is interesting - i play the Alekhines - not many players try that line - a lot is not known compared to the Sicilian.
May-04-05  cade: <Stevie> You moved the wrong Knight
Jun-08-05  erimiro1: A weak play of Steiner, who was caught by surprise of the new experience of Alekhine, makes this game an important only for the history of chess openings.
Dec-21-06  Themofro: A historical game, for opening purposes at least. I used to play the Alekhine and did quite well with it, except against the four pawns variation, which just steam-rolled me. Eventually i switched to the french and/or back to orthodox defenses, nowadays i play both. I agree with HailM0rphy, Alekhine is never given the credit he deserves on several fronts. First: his endgames always go unnoticed it seems, and second: his positional talent is always given a back seat to his seething tactics and combinations. Now since he's probably all time top 3 at least at those tactics and combinations its understandable, but Alekhine was a extremley good positional player. Just look at his match with Capablanca for example. He was able to make some very good players look very bad quite often (Nimzovitch, Reti, Bogoljubov, etc.) and the reason usually wasn't tactics it was his positional play.
May-18-07  tTinker: Alekhine's Defense is a sound opening by having an independent merit over other black defeneses.
May-30-07  Knight13: This game is fun to play with in Guess-The-Move. I got 130 on it!
Jan-04-08  Hot Logic: I think one of his contemporaries said something like "I can spot combinations as well as Alekhine but I just don't seem to get the positions where I can play them".
Apr-13-08
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  Morten: Hot Logic,

That was Spielman wasn't it? Always good for a quotable comment.

Jan-17-09  WhiteRook48: Alekhine plays the Alekhine!!
Dec-29-09  Scriptum: I've played this game with Guess-the-Move... what a nice tool. It makes you think and seek the ideas behind each move.

And about the game itself... I think the opponent overlooked ...Ndb4.

Jul-25-11  ForeverYoung: This is not a high profile game but it features some deep calculation by the great player and some outstanding endgame play to win a tough ending.
Jul-25-11  aliejin: "A weak play of Steiner, "

I absolutely disagree
It's just a way of trivializing the game

Steiner makes alekhine faces exigent problems
Alekhine solved them thanks to his inventive after a long effort

It is a interesting, instructive
game (in addition its historical value)

Jan-20-12
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  jessicafischerqueen: According to <Edward Winter> this is Alekhine's first tournament win with his eponymous defence. http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

<dac1990: This is the first time alekhine played 1. ...Nf6 after he seiously analyzed it.>

I'm not sure how much serious analysis Alekhine might have done between the first time he played this defence and this game here- given that he first played it in the same tournament, <Budapest 1921> just five days before this game.

Here is his first game with <Alekhine's Defence>, a draw vs. Samisch- Saemisch vs Alekhine, 1921

Mar-03-12  optimal play: Alekhine certainly wasn't the first to respond to 1.e4 with 1...Nf6 but if apocryphal games such as those involving Gorky or Napoleon are excluded, he does appear to be the first to ever win playing it.
Aug-06-12  smirza15: Hi everyone!

Alekhine's excellent endgame technique is great!

Where can I download Deep Fritz 13 for free? Thanks.

Jun-18-18  Omnipotent00001: Black mates in 20 with 60...Rh2.

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