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Mir Sultan Khan vs Alexander Alekhine
Olympiad (1933), Folkestone ENG, rd 5, Jun-15
Queen Pawn Game: Krause Variation (D02)  ·  0-1



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May-26-03  gilk: wow, very interesting game!
Nov-10-03  panigma: Oh man my head hurts now...
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  paulalbert: I had not seen this game before that I remember, and Alekhine only includes his games from Folkestone 1933 against Mikenas and Steiner in his Best Games Books. Really creative game as Alekhine goes all out to win, wandering the K all over the board. Sultan Khan was no pushover, but this seems to be yet another example as to why to study Alekhine's games. Paul Albert
Feb-13-04  Whitehat1963: Alekhine's longest victory in the database. Worthy of study.
Jan-28-05  ArturoRivera: Dont you think Sultan Khan has a style in the opening and middlegame similar to Carlos Torre Repetto?
Feb-24-05  admeyer: Sultan Kahn very likely has the most raw talent any player has ever had next to Capablanca despite this loss.
Feb-07-06  Whitehat1963: Certainly a testament to Sultan Khan's fighting spirit!
Feb-07-06  dakgootje: worth to be a GOTD sometime
Apr-22-06  Whitehat1963: This victory over the Player of the Day fully demonstrates Alekhine's tenacity, virtuosity and universality over the board. Truly a titanic struggle. I'm surprised this game doesn't appear in more books, collections, etc. Truly worthy of study.
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  OhioChessFan: I read on Khan's game page that playing over the games makes <Mack>'s eyes bleed. I have to agree. 31 moves before he crossed the middle of the board. 62 moves before the second piece made it, and that was the King! This is the kind of stuff Alekhine would feast on.
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  Calli: Kashdan says that Alekhine missed 49...Qh3, winning much faster.
Mar-25-09  WhiteRook48: Alekhine was so clever in this game
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<75... Kd2!> wins quickly 76. Qd4+ Ke2 77. Qb2+ Kf1 78. Qa1+ Kf2 79. Qa7 d4 80. Qe7 e2 81. Qh4+ Ke3 82. Qh3+ Kd2

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  whiteshark: <Calli: Kashdan says that Alekhine missed 49...Qh3, winning much faster.> Wow, that's right. And quite a surprise.

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Mar-18-11  shoaibk: This is one game, where you can safely say that Alekhine was not drunk :P
Jul-25-15  ToTheDeath: Incredible game of Alekhine!
May-09-17  7he5haman: WOW! Amazing
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  SpaceRunner: shoaibk: This is one game, where you can safely say that Alekhine was not drunk :P

In my experience (!) drunk people are very good at Rook-endings but lousy at knight-threats !!

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