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Alfred Brinckmann vs Alexander Alekhine
Triberg (1921), Triberg GER, rd 10, Jul-16
Indian Game: Capablanca Variation (A47)  ·  0-1



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Mar-26-09  tommy boy: Why there aren't kibitzing? Great game
Mar-26-09  Lutwidge: If there were a sound to accompany Black's last move, I imagine it to be:


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  tamar: Followed by pen noises, chair sliding back and Brinckmann silently leaving the playing area.
Mar-26-09  AnalyzeThis: This is just ridiculously brilliant.
May-04-09  Trigonometrist: Stupendously brilliant.
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  Calli: Better is 25...Rh1+ and mate in 5. Alekhine's continuation only wins a piece.
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  Gilmoy: White's h1-problem was so unsolvable that Black has several wins by force. Black has two mates at h2/h1, and White's Bg2 can stop only one of them.

a) 25..Rh1+ 26.Bxh1 Rxh1+ <like a two-Rook Damiano> and either 27.Kxh1 Qh5+ 28.Kg1 Qh2+ 29.Kf1 Qh1# or 27.Kg2 Rh2+ 28.Kg1 (28.Kf1? Rxf2+) Qh5.

b) 25..Qh5 26.Qxg4 Qh1+ <a 21-point sac!! drop a piece, ignore his hanging Q, sac your own Q> 27.Bxh1 Rxh1+ 28.Kg2 R8h2#.

<Calli: Alekhine's continuation only wins a piece.> No, it also mates, by destroying the Bg2. Black threatens 26..Rh1+ and a triangle mate, so the Q cannot be declined. Then Black ends up with a pawn or bishop on f3, which controls e2/g2, and White's K can't escape.

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  Calli: <Gilroy> There is no mate in the game continuation because Nd5+ allows White to capture the g2 pawn: 26.Qxf3 exf3 27.Nd5+ Bxd5 28.cxd5 fxg2 29.Kxg2 Rh2+ 30.Kf3
May-04-09  ToTheDeath: All true <Calli>- maybe he was playing to the crowd?
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  Calli: Yes, I think he saw a visually pleasing and unusual move and wanted to show off. Probably even saw the other more routine combos. Crowd pleasing? I think "Triberg 1921" was held at Bogoljubow's house! No prize money, just a little practice for Alekhine who recently arrived from Russia and was staying with Bogo.
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  perfidious: This game provides another exploitation of solid, yet passive opening and middlegame play by the dynamic, concrete approach of Alekhine, though what <Calli> states is correct-the simple 25....Rh1+ forces the win, pretty as Black's final blow is.
Jul-27-11  aliejin: Spielman said that he could to finish favorable positions , as well as Alekhine

What he found very difficult,
was to reach these farorable positions ...

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  whiteshark: This is game #43 in Viktor Afanasievich Charushin 's book <Alekhine's block>.

It gives a different move, <22...Rh2>

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and thus the final position looks is

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which is a #6. Due to the ... Rxg2+ threats this move order seems to be more consistent, but another source is required before I'll send a correction slip.

Jul-22-15  1 2 3 4: <Calli> But that mate is ugly and boring compared to Alekhine's Qf3.
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