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Alexander Alekhine vs Max Euwe
Alekhine - Euwe Training Match (1927), Amsterdam NED, rd 7, Jan-02
Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Reti Variation (D34)  ·  0-1

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Jun-02-03  actual: what's wrong with 37 Kf1 crafty?
Jun-02-03  crafty: 37. ♔f1 ♘xg3+ 38. ♔e1 ♕h1+ 39. ♔d2 ♗b4+ 40. ♔c2   (eval 0.97; depth 14 ply; 250M nodes)
Jun-02-03  drukenknight: the other K move that I was looking at was 34 Kf1; back to the same square a few moves earlier.

I forget what the positive evaluation means, does that favor white?

Right near the time control alek. loses the N. Can he save it with 38 Qc4+ Kf8 (if K moves to d file then Qe6+ swaps Q and creates a passed pawn) 39 Kh1 Nd2+ 40 Bg2

Jun-02-03  Shadout Mapes: Positive means good for white. The line "eval 0.97" means white's winning by about a pawn, a fairly minimal advantage.

a plus-over-equal means white's just a litle better, while plus-over-minus means a lot better. They can be reversed for black.

Jun-02-03  drukenknight: oh okay. there a few other symbols that I am not sure about, but I willpost them in the discussion folder.

Shad. what does your computer give you for 38 Qc4+

Jun-02-03  crafty: Click on my name for a description of my evaluations, and other fun facts.
Jun-02-03  drukenknight: it says "use crafty as a tool for analysis."

Okay so how do we ask it a question?

Jun-02-03  Bears092: "Crafty, what do you think of 21.Rh7?"
Jun-02-03  crafty: I don't answer every question, but every day I answer a few. My favorite positions to chew on are ones that are extremely tactical. To see some of my best work, see Game Collection: Crafty's Analysis
Jun-02-03  drukenknight: okay crafty: 38 Qc4+
Jun-02-03  crafty: 38. ♕c4+ ♔f6 39. ♕e6+ ♕xe6 40. fxe6 ♘g5 41. ♗g4 ♘xe6   (eval 1.34; depth 15 ply; 250M nodes)
Jun-03-03  drukenknight: Well it looks like I saved Alekhine's N here, thanks for the help crafty. I thought Euwe would put his K back on f8 in that line.
Jul-06-04
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  beatgiant: But in the 38. Qc4+ Kf8 line, White should not play 39. Kh1 as drunkenknight suggested above, because then Black would have 39...Nxg3#. Instead, maybe 39. Qe6 with play similar to crafty's line?
Feb-03-17  Straclonoor: <drukenknight: okay crafty: 38 Qc4+> Not Crafty but so well
Stockfish 8 64 1.21 (depth 34) 1...Kf6 2.Qe6+ Qxe6 3.fxe6 g6 4.Bg4 Ng5 5.Bd2 h5 6.e7 Bxe7 7.Bc8 Ne4 8.Be1 Nd6 9.Bd7 Bd8 10.Bb4 Ke5 11.Kf3 Bc7 12.Bh3 g5 13.Bc3+ Kd5 14.Bg2 Ke6 15.Bd2 g4+

<drukenknight: Well it looks like I saved Alekhine's N here, thanks for the help crafty. I thought Euwe would put his K back on f8 in that line.> 2.67 (depth 34) 1...Kf8 2.Bg4 Nd2+ 3.Bf3 Nxf3 4.exf3 Be7 5.g4 Qd7 6.Qe4 h6 7.Be5 Qd2+ 8.Kh3 Qd7 9.Kg3 b5 10.Bd4 Qd8 11.Kh3 Qd7 12.Kg2 Qd6 13.Qe3 Kf7 14.Be5 Qd7 15.Qb6 Bd8

Oct-11-19
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  whiteshark: Euwe's first victory of many over Alekhine
Jul-26-21  Straclonoor: I want to uphold discussion started here - Euwe vs Alekhine, 1927 'if Alekhine find idea that Euwe would be pushover'.


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Here is position after 53 move. Every chessplayer knows that in ending, if you have piece down, you need to trading pawns not pieces.

In the position above Alekhine definitely underestimated Euwe and played <54.Kg4>, if not he should play 54.Bxh6 with more chances to draw.

Stockfish confirms that 54.Bxh6 more drawish then <54.Kg4>

Analysis by Stockfish 030721:

1. ∓ (-1.23): 54.Bxh6 Nxf5 55.Bg5 Nd4+ 56.Kg4 Be5 57.e7 Kd7 58.h6 Bh8 59.Bh4 Nc6 60.Kf4 Nxe7 61.Bg5 Ng8 62.Kf5 Bb2 63.Be3 Nf6 64.Bc5 Ne8 65.Bf8 Ba1 66.Ke4 Ke6 67.Kd3 Be5 68.Bb4 Nf6 69.Bd2 Bg3 70.Be3 Kd5 71.Bd4 Bh4 72.Bb2 Bg5 73.Bc3 Kd6 74.Bb4+ Ke5 75.Bd2 Bxd2 76.Kxd2 Kd4 77.Ke2 b6 78.Kf3 Ke5 79.Ke2 Ke4 80.Kd2 Kd4 81.Ke2 Nh7 82.Kf3

2. -+ (-3.12): 54.Kg4 Bg7 55.f6 Bxf6 56.Bxh6 Kd5 57.e7 Bxe7 58.Bg7 Ke6 59.h6 Kf7 60.Kf4 Kg6 61.Ke5 Nf5 62.Ke6 Bc5 63.Be5 Nxh6 64.Bd6 Be3 65.b4 b6 66.Bc7 Nf5 67.Bd8 b5 68.Kd7 Kf7 69.Bc7 Kf6 70.Kc6 Nd4+ 71.Kd5 Nc2 72.Kc6 Na3 73.Kd5 Ke7 74.Be5 Nc4 75.Bc3 Kd7 76.Be1 Ba7 77.Ke4 Ke6 78.Kd3 Kd5 79.Kc2 Ke4 80.Bh4 Be3

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