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Alexander Alekhine vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 6, Sep-29
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Alekhine Variation (D67)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Dec-19-05
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  offramp: It's a great credit to Alekhine that even in these stupifying QGDs he finds some original ideas. 28.Nf5+ is an elegant move.


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Jun-05-06
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  Peligroso Patzer: The interesting tactics that arose in this game (even though it ended in a draw) reveal very clearly the fallacy of the prejudice that the games in this match (a substantial majority of which began with the QGD) were "boring". To me, this is akin to the notion that endgames are boring. The positions that typically arise from the QGD, like many endgames, are the essence of chess. I do NOT share Golombek's opinion that playing over the games of this match makes one wish the QGD had never been invented.
Mar-03-08  Knight13: Dude, it already looks like a draw after the queen trade. No weak points, no targets, no NOTHING.
May-07-08  Alphastar: <Knight13> the endgame is clearly better for white because he has more space, a better bishop and more important squares for his knight. Capablanca very often got into 'drawn' positions and won them.
Feb-23-12  The Curious Emblem: White's position certainly looks better at move 30, but, at a closer look, there's not much White can do really. Black could have, and did, pull out of it.
Apr-06-12  zanzibar: According to one well respected (and widely read) IM, the assessment after the queen exchange, and 13 Kxd2!, is that it's "a thankless position for Black", citing White's centralized king and mobile central pawns.

As for Black weaknesses, there is the d6 square, and the non-developed QB.

The challenge for White, who has better opportunities, is to create other weaknesses in Black's position. It calls for a player of a certain caliber and temperment, agreed.

Apr-06-12  King Death: The problem with these old Orthodox QGD lines for Black is that he doesn't really have any chance of playing actively and I agree with the unnamed IM that it's thankless to try playing for a win from these strategically slightly worse positions. Sure Black can equalize after awhile but after seeing all of these grinds, players decided that they wanted something more. Then we got the Slav and Nimzo that became popular in the 1930s and the King's Indian after WWII. Chess was better off for it too.
Aug-24-18
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  WorstPlayerEver: After the 'silent move' 14. Ke2, Black is in some kind of zugzwang, because their position looks cramped:

14. Ke2 b6 15. Rhd1 N7f6 16. Nxf6+ Nxf6 17. Ne5 Bb7 18. f4 Rd6 19. g4 Nd5 20. g5


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14. Ke2 N7b6 15. Bd3 Na4 16. b3 Nab6


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14. Ke2 N7f6 15. Nxf6+ Nxf6 16. Bd3 Nd5 17. Rhg1 Nb4 18. Bb1 Bd7 19. g4 Rac8 20. a3 Nd5 21. g5


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14. Ke2 N7f6 15. Nxf6+ Nxf6 16. Bd3 Nd5 17. Rhg1 Nb4 18. Bb1 Bd7 19. g4 Rac8 20. a3 Nd5 21. g5 a5 22. Bd3 b6 23. Nd2 Rb8 24. b3


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Apr-03-19  Linleteaim: 29..K N ??? What happen?
Apr-03-19  Linleteaim: 27 d6+
What happen?
Apr-03-19
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  beatgiant: <Linleteaim>
On 29...Kxf5, at least <30. Rd8> attacks Black's bishop and trapped knight while still keeping the advanced pawn. What did you see after that?

On 27. d6+, simply <...Rxd6> and what did you see after that?

May-17-20  Nerwal: What I found quite surprising is that Alekhine never tried to grab the space on the kingside with g4-h4. Was it a matter of style or endgame technique did not include this concept yet ?
May-17-20
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  harrylime: If I had to choose between these two to play for my loife.... CAPA
May-17-20
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  MissScarlett: If I had to choose between these two to play for <Hazz>'s life....Alekhine.
May-17-20
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  harrylime: <<MissScarlett: If I had to choose between these two to play for <Hazz>'s life....Alekhine.>>

lol

you are pretty cool .

and . I bow down to you .

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