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Alexander Alekhine vs Max Euwe
Alekhine - Euwe World Championship Match (1935), Various Locations NED, rd 13, Oct-31
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Classical Defense (C83)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-15-08
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  Pawn and Two: <Knight13> Your observation is correct that after 59.Rc2??, White has a losing position.

However, Alekhine never played 59.Rc2??. His final move was 59.Rb7, with a drawing position. If Black continued 59...Ke5, White would then play 60.Rb5+. The Black King cannot advance to the 4th rank, because 61.Rb4+ and White wins.

Mar-15-08  Knight13: <Pawn and Two> Thanks for the info.
Apr-26-09
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  Calli: 24...Re5 would win immediately since if Ng3 then Rxe3 or if 25.Nd4 Qb6 and Bxf3 and Rxe3 are threatened.
Jul-26-09  DWINS: This was quite a complicated game. My head is still spinning from studying all of the sidelines in this game. Both players made mistakes, with Euwe missing a win several times.

Euwe missed a clear-cut win by 22...Nxc3 23.bxc3 Re2 24.Ra2 Bxg2 25.Rxe2 Bxf1 and White is a pawn down along with having an exposed king. Tartakower thinks it was because of time pressure. However, Purdy feels that the move Euwe actually played (22...Nxc5) is at least as strong and Junior6 thinks that it is even stronger. It sets a wicked trap that Alekhine avoided: 23.Nd6? Bd4+ 24.Kh1 Bxg2+ 25.Kxg2 Qg4+!! 26.Kh1 Re1! and mate follows.

<Calli> is correct about 24...Re5 winning, although after 25.Nd4, 25...Qd7 is stronger than Qb6 according to Junior6.

A few moves later Euwe again missed a simple win according to Flohr by 30...Qb6 31.Nxc4 (anything else loses at least a second pawn) Qb4. Junior's 31...Qh6 also is decisive.

Alekhine then throws away the draw by playing 55.Ke5? instead of 55.Ke3! Euwe, however, blunders right back with 55...f6+? instead of 55...Ra4! which wins.

Sep-17-10  lefthandsketch: To read Euwe's comments and analysis on this game, as well as see other annotated open ruy games- check this link- http://greenpointchess.org/2010/09/...
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