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Ramon Rey Ardid vs Alexander Alekhine
Exhibition game (1922), Zaragoza ESP, Dec-28
Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights. Hungarian Variation (D93)  ·  0-1



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Mar-22-06  Whitehat1963: Clearly, it doesn't look good for white, but did he have to reason already? What's best play?
Oct-19-13  optimal play: Perhaps white's problem was that he didn't <reason> soon enough? :)

I reckon his trouble began at 12.e4? By playing 12.h3 instead, he would have prevented 12...Bg4 which was really where his difficulties began.

Even so, I agree that white's resignation does seem a bit premature.

Maybe we don't have the full game score?

Jun-07-15  TheFocus: Exhibition game played in Saragozza, Spain on December 28, 1922.

See <A. Alekhine>, pg. 83-85.

Feb-18-19  ughaibu: Were the spectators satisfied that they'd been given their money's worth?
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  whiteshark: <Whitehat1963: <Clearly, it doesn't look good for white, but did he have to resign already? What's best play?>>

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White to move

1) -2.39 (32 ply) 18.Qc4 Qxc4 19.Bxc4 Bxf3 20.gxf3 Nd4 21.Bd5 Rcd8 22.Be4 f5 23.Bxb7 Rd7 24.Bxa6 Nxf3+ 25.Kg2 Nxe1+ 26.Rxe1 Bxb2 27.Rb1 Bc3 28.Rc1 Bf6 29.a5 e5 30.f3 Rb8 31.Kh3 Kg7 32.Bc8 Rd3 33.Rc7+ Kh6 34.Bb7 Bd8 35.Rf7 f4 36.Be1 Rxb7 37.Rxb7 Rxf3+ 38.Kg2 Ra3 39.Ra7

2) -2.67 (32 ply) 18.Qd2 Bxf3 19.Qxb4 Nxb4 20.Bxf3 Nc2 21.Bxb7 Nxa1 22.Rxa1 Bxb2 23.Bxc8 Bxa1 24.Bxa6 Rd8 25.Bf1 Rd1 26.a5 Bd4 27.a6 Ra1 28.Bf4 f6 29.Be3 e5 30.g4 Kf7 31.Kg2 Bxe3 32.fxe3 Ke7 33.Bc4 Ra4 34.Bg8 Rxa6 35.Bxh7 Ra4

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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