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Max Euwe vs Alexander Alekhine
Alekhine - Euwe Training Match (1927), Amsterdam NED, rd 10, Jan-08
Zukertort Opening: Queen's Gambit Invitation (A04)  ·  0-1



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  technical draw: Not a very good game by Euwe. But at least the opening is interesting. Queens gambit Invitation of the Zukertort opening. Sounds like a loser.
Jan-01-11  fanius: "Lasker was one of the few people to shake his head after Euwe's 17th move, with most spectators only noticing the wheels beginning to fall off later in the game."

anyone can analyze?

Jan-01-11  aliejin: The first part of the game is played on a
vague by both parties (Alekhine must
to play 11 f4 ....with good game and should Euwe
play 17 Nf5 with advantage) But this is rewarded
for the brilliant final combination
Sep-03-19  whiteshark: <aliejin: Euwe should play 17 Nf5 with advantage> While Aljechin agrees with you in his remarks, today's machines also find other things:

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White to move

1) +1.50 (28 ply) 17.Qd2 Qxd2 18.Rxd2 Rab8 19.b3 Nxd5 20.Bxd5+ Kh8 21.Nb5 Bxb5 22.cxb5 Ne7 23.Bf3 fxg3 24.fxg3 d5 25.Re2 Rf7 26.Bh1 Rxf1+ 27.Kxf1 Rf8+ 28.Kg1 Nf5 29.Rf2 h5 30.Bxd5 b6 31.Be6 g6 32.Bxf5 Rxf5 33.Rxf5 gxf5 34.Kf2 Kg7 35.Kf3 Kf6 36.Kf4

2) +1.36 (28 ply) 17.Nxf6+ Rxf6 18.Qb3 Kh8 19.Qxb7 Rd8 20.Nb3 Qf5 21.c5 f3 22.Nd4 Qxc5 23.Bxf3 Ne5 24.Bg2 g5 25.Nf3 Nxf3+ 26.Bxf3 Be6 27.Bd5 Re8 28.Bxe6 Rfxe6 29.Rd5 Qb6 30.Qxb6 axb6 31.Rb5 g4 32.Rxb6 Re2 33.Rb7

3) +1.34 (27 ply) 17.Qb3 Kh8 18.Nxf6 Rxf6 19.Qxb7 Rd8 20.Nb3 Qf5 21.c5 Ne5 22.Rxd6 Rxd6 23.cxd6 Qf6 24.Rd1 fxg3 25.hxg3 Ng4 26.Rd2 Qh6 27.Re2 Qxd6 28.Qe4 Nf6 29.Qe3 Qd1+ 30.Re1 Qc2 31.Qd4 Re8 32.Rxe8+ Bxe8 33.Nd2 Bf7 34.Qxa7 Qc1+ 35.Nf1

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

Sep-03-19  whiteshark: Whereas after <17.Nf5>:

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Black to move

1) +0.83 (29 ply) 17...fxg3 18.hxg3 Bxf5 19.Qxf5 Kh8 20.Qc2 Rae8 21.b4 Qd8 22.Ne3 Qb6 23.Qc3 Ne5 24.a4 Qc7 25.Rd4 Qf7 26.Rh4 Nh5 27.Nd5 Nf6 28.f4 Neg4 29.Qd3 h5 30.Bf3 g6 31.Qd4 Qg7 32.Bxg4 Nxg4 33.Qxa7 Nf6 34.Qd4 Nxd5 35.Qxd5

2) +1.21 (29 ply) 17...Bxf5 18.Qxf5 Kh8 19.b4 Qxa2 20.Nxf4 Qxc4 21.Nxg6+ hxg6 22.Qxg6 Rad8 23.Rd5 Kg8 24.Rfd1 Qe2 25.R5d2 Qe7 26.Rd4 d5 27.Rf4 Qf7 28.Qf5 Qd7 29.Qg5 Qe6 30.Bf3 Rf7 31.b5 b6 32.Kg2 Qd7 33.Rfd4 Re8 34.Bxd5 Nxd5 35.Rxd5

3) +1.40 (28 ply) 17...f3 18.Bxf3 Bxf5 19.Qxf5 Ne5 20.Bg2 Kh8 21.Qc2 Qxa2 22.Ne3 Qa6 23.Qc3 Nfg4 24.Nxg4 Nxg4 25.h3 Nf6 26.Qb4 Rac8 27.b3 Rfd8 28.Ra1 Qb6 29.Qxb6 axb6 30.Bxb7 Rb8 31.Bf3 b5 32.Rfd1 bxc4 33.bxc4 Rb4 34.Rd4 Rf8 35.Rxd6

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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