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Max Euwe vs Alexander Alekhine
Euwe - Alekhine World Championship Rematch (1937), The Hague NED, rd 25, Dec-04
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Variation (E46)  ·  0-1

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Sep-27-07
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  kevin86: Black is three pawns ahead and his king is well protected by his own pawns. White doesn't really have any good moves left.

The match ends with Alekhine winning four of the last five games,with a draw in the fifth. With the coming war-Alekhine is unable to defend the title. Soon after the war,while negotiations are ongoing for a title match,Alekhine dies suddenly.

The title is then decided in a tournament....

Read the notes on this match in the World Title section-It can tell the story better than I.

Apr-08-08  Knight13: Last game, Euwe with White pieces and he just have to mess up with 11. bxc5?. 11. exd4 would've been a lot safer
Jan-28-09  JG27Pyth: I'm working thru Marovic's, "Understanding Pawn Play in Chess," and this is the first game studied -- for the isolated pawn that arises for Black out of the Nimzo-Indian... according to Marovic this game was a revelation to him showing him the attacking possibilities of the isolated pawn where previously he'd only seen a liability...he remarks on how Alekhine converts his isolani into a passed pawn and converts the passed pawn into material advantage thru some nifty tactics. (It's easy to miss the mate threat -- Qd1# -- that pins White's rook after 15...Qd8

<BUT none of that is why I'm writing...> I'm writing because Marovic's annotations quietly mention the following <stunning variation> -- a win for Euwe that both players missed.

Instead of 25. ♕f4... 25.♕g3 g6 26.♕g5 ♘xe4 27. ♘e7+ ♔h8 ...wow!

Jan-28-09  Calli: <wow!> Hmm, I don't see it.
Dec-08-10  banjoman: Clearly it is not a win for Euwe. I've got Marovic right in front of me, and he offers that variation as a resource for black, since I think QxQ is forced on white's 28th move.
Aug-22-11  Ulhumbrus: Alekhine describes the move 32 g3! as a very ingenious idea, and one which is worthy of a better fate. If Black plays hastily the capture 32...Rxf5? White has the resource 33 Re6!! However with the move 32...Rf8! Alekhine avoids the trap and wins.
Nov-14-13  davide2013:


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Here White accept the passive position of the Ne2, for avoiding a doubled pawns structure on the C file.

Nov-29-14
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  thegoodanarchist: I think that this is the game where Alekhine described the White knight on f5 as "the most hated knight of the match".
Jan-09-21  Scuvy: From Alekhine's notes (referring to his 37th move): "At last the most hated Knight of the match can be eliminated, and in addition to the two extra Pawns, Black quickly obtains a mating attack. It was an exciting struggle!"

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