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Alexander Alekhine vs Dragutin Spitzer
Simul, 35b (1930), Zagreb YUG, Dec-15
Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit. Tartakower Variation (A82)  ·  0-1



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Mar-03-03  drunknight II: Dk samples some Dutch brews. Here's one from Alek. If you believe Alek. drank too much this may be your best evidence.

Alek. like to play the Staunton gambit (e4) vs. the Dutch, here he tries and early bayonet attack w/ g4. I am not sure what the theory is on that but black seems to do fine with h6. There is something called Krejick Gambit according to Schiller, that involves g4.

Anhyhow, white was down by one pawn after the e4 gambit and now after g5 he is down by 2 connected pawns. It makes no sense, in theory, to drop material when one is already behind in material. if you are going to play Staunton's gambit you should be looking to attack the K.

5 Be2 seems more sensible.

12 Qe2 seems better to attack the K along the e file when you are behind in material.

16 QxQ would seem to make more sense since white has a material advantage, then go after the e pawn and castle 000. I guess white enjoys tormenting the black K just as much as any of us.

18 Nxe4 wouldnt the real Alek. demonstrate the weakness of the immobile black K?

Oct-31-06  setebos: Alekhine was not drunk.He only had some spritzers.
Oct-04-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition at Zagreb, Yugoslavia on December 15, 1930.

Alekhine scored +20=8-7.

See <Sahovski Glasnik 1931>, pg. 140.

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