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Eugene Aleksandrovich Znosko-Borovsky vs Alexander Alekhine
London (1922), London ENG, rd 3, Aug-03
Three Knights Opening: General (C46)  ·  0-1



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Aug-25-06  Knight13: 14. Nf3 is just a mistake.
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  Pawn and Two: <Knight13> 14.Nf3 certainly was a weak move. White had a much better option.

The variation provided by Maroczy, 14.Bg3 Qh5 15.e5 Qxd1 16.Raxd1 Nh5 17.exd6 Nxg3 18.hxg3 cxd6 19.Nb3 d5 20.Nc5, does not give White any advantage, according to Fritz 9.

However, if 14.Bg3 Qh5 15.e5 Qxd1 16.Raxd1 Nh5 17.exd6 Nxg3 18.Re7!, does gives White winning chances. White will gain a pawn with the better position after 18...Bg4 (18...Nf5 is weaker) 19.f3 Nf5 20.fxg4 Nxd4 21.Rxd4 c5 22.Rd5 cxd6 23.Rd5xd6.

The variation 14.Bg3 Qg5 15.Nf3 Qg6 16.e5 Ne4 17.exd6 cxd6 18.Nh4 Qh7 19.Bxd6, also results in the gain of pawn and winning chances for White.

Aug-26-06  kinghunt72: White's better option could have also been 14. Bg3 Qc5 15. e5 Nd5 16. Nb3 Qc4 17. exd6 cxd6 18. Bxd6 Rfe8 19. Qd3 Qxd3 20. cxd3 Rad8 21. Nd4, winning a pawn and a space advantage.
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