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Manuel Golmayo De La Torriente vs Alexander Alekhine
"Read the Manuel" (game of the day Mar-05-2011)
Prague Olympiad (1931), Prague CSR, rd 12, Jul-20
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C72)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-23-06  waddayaplay: Alekhine attacked tenaciously, sacrificing a pawn. At move 31, however, white has sacured everything, and the most important factor is now white's passed a-pawn. Alekhine then commences with a maneouvre to move his knight to the queenside. After some inaccurate moves of white, black manages to save the game. ("The Art of Defence in Chess", 1996)
Jan-02-09  Xeroxx: Really nice game by da plaiers.
Jan-12-09  WhiteRook48: exchange sac! why did white play 38. Rxd4?
Jul-21-09  Xeroxx: <Really nice game by da plaiers.>


Jul-21-09  ToTheDeath: 46.Qc4 Bxe1 47.Nc6+ wins without too much difficulty.
Mar-05-11  Magic Castle: <ToTheDeath> I think better is 46. Qb5 with the threat of d6 snaring the black queen and Qb4+. Hence: 46. Qb5 Rd5(or Qd5, regardless) 47. Qb4+ with a lot of attacking possibilities, including a fork threat by the Knight.
Mar-05-11  AnalyzeThis: Alekhine had no business surviving this and getting a draw out of this, but somehow he did.
Mar-05-11  Naugh: I'd say this game is a typical Alekhine.
Swindles like these have a strange signature-like character when it comes to him.
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  kevin86: What looked like a promising game declined to a weak draw.
Mar-05-11  David2009: White, faced with a withering attack, counter-attacks by sacrificing the exchange and draws against Alekhine. Respect!
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  Calli: Alekhine saved the game but not through swindles. He just grimly held on until Golmayo made enough mistakes to only draw. As <ToTheDeath> implies, attacking the b4 bishop - 46.Qc4 or Qb7 or Qb5 are all good - and threatening Nc6+ wins easily. Another line would be 46.Qb5 Qxd5 47.Nc6+ Kf6 48.Qxd5 Rxd5 49.Nxb4 and it's all over.
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  Penguincw: Even though white is up a ♙,I don't think white can convert the full point.
Mar-05-11  WhiteRook48: these are nice tactics
Mar-05-11  James Bowman: Not often I find a draw this amusing.
Mar-05-11  dannygjk: Im confused by most of the comments. All I see is a well-fought game. *shrug*
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  Penguincw: Endgame Statistics:

♔♕♙♙♙ vs. ♔♕♙♙

The superior side (in this case white) wins 52.2% of the time.

A draw occurs 41.8% of the time.

The inferior side (in this case black) wins 6% of the time.

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