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Aleksander Macht vs Alexander Alekhine
"Playing with a macht can get you burnt" (game of the day Aug-27-2021)
Hamburg Olympiad (1930), Hamburg GER, rd 16, Jul-26
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  0-1

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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-20-03  bishop: Alekhine niftily switches his Queen from one side of the board to the other, forcing an exchange and leaving him with a won ending.
Jun-01-11  Xeroxx: Alekhine Macht Frei
Jun-01-11  Nietzowitsch: <Xeroxx: Alekhine Macht Frei> A politically incorrect, roaring lol
Aug-27-21
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  Phony Benoni: I didn't realize Macht ever scored a point before playing Chuck Yeagar. Then Macht Won.
Aug-27-21  Brenin: Aleksander macht ein Fehler.
Aug-27-21
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: And we, <Phony Benoni's> humble admirers, humbly bow our heads in humble admiration.
Aug-27-21
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  Teyss: <Phony Benoni: (...) playing Chuck Yeagar.> ? Must be the limit of my chess knowledge, or knowledge in general.

<Brenin> Ja und Alexander macht (Ale)kein fehler.

Aug-27-21
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  effatah: Aljechin (= Alekhine) macht keinen Fehler.
I would like to have 1% of his abilities...
Aug-27-21  goodevans: Why 36...Be1 before 37...e3? Surely <36...e3> immediately is stronger. White must give up his B immediately to prevent mate, or am I missing something?
Aug-27-21
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  Teyss: <goodevans> You're right, it's strange. 36...e3 threatens 37...Nf2+ winning the B and mating in a few moves after the P promotes. 36...Be1 allows 37.g3 or g4 liberating the WK and blocks a promotion square although it's still winning.
Maybe Black wanted to prevent 37.Nc3 which wouldn't have helped anyhow, and/or missed the mating pattern because of time trouble.
Aug-27-21  woodenplayer: <goodevans> If 36...e3 then, as you say, White must give up the Bishop but can prevent the pawn from queening. Probably a win for Black but less clear than the game line where the pawn will promote.
Aug-27-21  GlennOliver: Macht Nichts
Aug-27-21
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  Teyss: <woodenplayer> Yes on 36...e3 White can play 37.Bxe3 fxe3 38.Nc3 and give up the N against the P. Black will be up B+N vs 2 Ps so it's hopeless even though there is no immediate promotion.
Hence 36...Be1 first to prevent Nc3. But then 37.g3 or g4 and the WK can support the B to stop the Ps although White will also lose the B.
Which means 37.c5 was wasting a tempo for defence, there is no counterplay on the Qside. But at that stage it's lost anyhow.
Aug-27-21  login:

@GlennOliver sublime

Aleks machtlos, anders Alex

or in other words

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z8...

Aug-27-21  GlennOliver: <login:>

Very kind, thank you.

Aug-27-21  faulty: Macht was a very strong amateur. but a great bank owner. Dear GlennOliver, if You have 10 percent skills and brain power of what Mr. Macht had, You are very successful in life.
Aug-27-21  andrewjsacks: Pun makes sense only if white won.

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