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Alexander Alekhine vs E Geitz
Palembang (1933), Mar-24
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0

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Oct-12-05  who: I guess the moral of the story is if you don't want to play a Berlin defense then you'd better decide on that on move 3 not later. Though, to be honest, I don't understand either exchange sac.
Oct-16-05  who: I had a closer look with a computer and first of all it recommends 8.e5! Bxf3 9.Qxf3 Bxe5 10.Qe2 Qe7 11.Re1 Bd6 12.Qf1 (+2.94).

If 8.e5 Bxe5 9.Qe1 Bxf3 10.Qxe5+ wins.

In any event, Fritz thinks 43...Ree7?? is completely unnecessary, and to be honest I have no idea why it was played.

May-30-07
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  Whitehat1963: Yeah, I was just looking at 43...Ree7 wondering the same thing myself. What is that about?
May-30-07  spin: I think he wanted to simplify into a lost endgame...
Oct-26-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Pladjoe, Indonesia on March 24, 1933.

Alekhine scored +50=0-0.

See <Tijdschrift van den Nederlandsch-Indischen Schaakbond 1933>, pg. 129-130.

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