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Carlos Portela vs Alexander Alekhine
Buenos Aires (1926), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 10, Oct-11
Dutch Defense: Queen's Knight Variation (A85)  ·  0-1



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  Domdaniel: One of those games where Alekhine makes it look easy. Some fine defensive play covers the risky side of the Dutch. Then a neat mini-combination nabs a pawn, and another exchanges down to a pawn ending - and precise play brings home the point.
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  MissScarlett: <36. axb5> Skinner & Verhoeven, citing Pablo Moran as the only source, give the obvious <36. cxb5>. Correction submitted.
Jan-08-17  JimNorCal: Quick question, MissS.
How did you find the anomaly? Just notice an inappropriate looking move and investigate further? Or are there online versions of, say, the Skinner book that allow automated cross checking? A blessing on cg staff and the army of volunteers...
Jan-08-17  JimNorCal: Yes. 22. ... Nxf3+ brilliant.
Jan-08-17  JimNorCal: DomD is exactly right, yet 36. ... d4 is a move that "makes it look hard". I'm assuming Kd3 then g4 will put white in ZZ. If hg then g5. If h4 then g6.
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  MissScarlett: <How did you find the anomaly? Just notice an inappropriate looking move and investigate further?>

I've been pulling together a few games collections of Alekhine's lesser events, checking and correcting, where necessary, the date, round number, etc.. I'll usually skim over the moves, but I'm not systematically checking them.

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Round 10, 11.10.1926
from Alekhine - Buenos Aires 1926 by MissScarlett

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