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Alexander Alekhine vs Richard Reti
New York (1924), New York, NY USA, rd 8, Mar-26
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Karlsbad Variation (E62)  ·  1-0

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Jul-04-04  dac1990: <chessgames.com> According to Alekine (My Best Games Of Chess, 1924-1937), Alekhine played the immediate 31.Be3. Moves 32 and 33 of what is shown here apparently never existed.
Jul-04-04
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  chessgames.com: dac, thanks, but just to make sure I'm not misunderstanding you, give me the corrected moves from 30 to 34.
Jul-04-04  acirce: <dac> You mean the immediate 29.Be3 ?
Jul-04-04  WMD: Yes, Alekhine omits the repetition of moves on moves 29 and 30. But the moves were definitely played.
Jul-04-04  Sylvester: <Chessgames> the algebraic Alekhine edited by John Nunn has 29.Be3 Nb4 30.Rd2 h6 31.a4 Ne4. It omits your 29th and 30th moves for both players. It goes on the same and ends in 42 moves.
Jul-05-04  sneaky pete: The gamescore given here is correct.
Compare the tournament book edited by Helms. Annotator Alexander Alekhine comments on 29.Bb6 .. "gaining time".
Apparently in a later version of his games he regarded the gained time as lost time and omitted the moves. Mr.A. was known to take liberties like this.
Jul-05-04  dac1990: Kay then. Didn't know that.
Jun-13-05  Poisonpawns: Chk out blacks rook on move 42 :-)
Jul-26-05  A.Alekhine: Alekhine shows good positional chess in this game..
Jan-21-07
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  plang: The Kings Indian was not very well acepted then. Alekine was critical of 6..Nc6 which is now one of the main lines in the fianchetto KI. Alekine had faced 7..Nb8 at least two other times prior to this game. McNab does not even mention 7..Nc6 in hid book on the fianchetto KI. It is remarkable how quickly Alekhine outplays Reti in the opening. After 15 Qa4 Reti is already positionally busted. 8..Bg4 and 9..Bf3 work out very poorly weakening the queenside light squares. Alekine felt that 18..Na5 would have been a much tougher defense. The concluding pawn storm starting with 37 f5 is quite pretty and unexpected.
Apr-08-08  Knight13: <Poisonpawns: Chk out blacks rook on move 42 :-)> Was just Alekhine's way of admitting defeat. ;-)

So in this game Alekhine simultaneously took advantage of the pawn on d6 and the queen side at the same time.

But Reti performs kinda poor in this game for a player like him, no?

Dec-30-08  Ulhumbrus: 10...e5 is better than 10...e6 as it avoids a weak pawn on e6, d6 or c7.
Feb-26-10  echector: After Black plays Rh8, White Advances on the black king with h5 and h6 and wins

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