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Alexander Alekhine vs Max Euwe
Alekhine - Euwe Training Match (1927), Rotterdam NED, rd 9, Jan-07
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Modern Variation General (B83)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Calli: Euwe's chance to win the match was 31.cxd3! Rc1? 32.Qb2 Re1 33.Bf2 traps the rook.
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  Calli: I think <Calli> meant Alekhine could have won the match.The kibitzer was drunk!

Now I wonder how AA could miss such an obvious line. Perhaps he considered cxd3 and the zwischenzug Qg6

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Now dxc4 Qxg5+ favors Black. White, however, has the simple h4 in the diagram which should win. My guess is that he thought that after h4 in the diagram, Black had Qxe4, failing to see that cxd3 also protected e4.

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  tamar: Alekhine may have been under the influence not of drink, but the analysis he did after 29 Rd3. At that point he had to consider that exchanging was Euwe's first option.

if 29...Rxd3 30 cxd3 here is a blunder

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allowing 30...Rxe4! making use of the unguarded rook and queen.

So he may have automatically played Qxd3 a move later thinking he had eliminated cxd3 as a candidate.

Time pressure could also be a factor.

Or he might have been drunk.

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  Calli: Good point. I found Euwe's note on this, he says 31.cxd3 Qg6 32.h4 Rxc5 33.bxc5 Ne6 with "some" compensation. Can't say that I agree with him. Looks lost after 34.Qc3.

(Euwe was drunk while annotating)

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  perfidious: <Calli: I think <Calli> meant Alekhine could have won the match.The kibitzer was drunk!>

No excuse, though (laughs)--you know what the great man himself once wrote on that topic, come to a particularly egregious error in another of his games.

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  beatgiant: I considered making some cheap joke about <Meine Besten Gefälschten Kibitzen>, but thought better of it. Instead, I'll say I'm surprised there were only 5 kibitzes here.
Mar-21-16  not not: so Alekhine missed a winning combo?

Euwe wanted to give up rook for bishop and harass white king, but his plan has holes and would not succed?

in the final position white kings looks miserably exposed

Dec-26-17  chicou: If 31...c*d3 32 R*e4 with the idea to take rook in e2 with eche. If white take the queen in e6 so 31...c*d3 not the best move
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