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Alexander Alekhine vs George Alan Thomas
Karlsbad (1923), Karlsbad CSR, rd 13, May-13
Old Indian Defense: General (A53)  ·  1-0



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Mar-10-19  superstoned: Wow. Imagine calculating the following variations OTB before playing 31.Nd6 and hitting your clock: 31.Nd6 Ba6 (if 31... Qc7 32.Rd1)

32.Rxf4 Rxf4 33.gxf4 and the most challenging reply 33...Qc3!

34.Rd1 Rxe3 (or
34... Qxe3+ 35.Kh1 Qe1+!? 36.Bf1 Bxf1 37.Rxe1 Rxe1 38.c7 Bc4+ 39.Kg2 Bxd5+ 40.Kf2 and the pawn promotes.)

35.Qd2 Qxd2 (if 35... Qc5 White blocks the threatened discovery with 36.Qf2)

36.Rxd2 Rc3 37.Ne4! Rc1+ 38.Kf2 Nxc6
39.Rd7+ Kg8 40.Nf6+ Kf8 41.Bd5 Ne7
42.Rd8+ Kg7 43.Ne8+ Kh7 because K to the back rank loses to Nc7 discovered check. 44.Rd7 pin it to win it.
44... Rc2+ 45.Kf3 Re2 46.Be4 eliminates all hope of defending e7. White wins a piece and the game.

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