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Max Euwe vs Alexander Alekhine
Euwe - Alekhine World Championship Rematch (1937), The Hague NED, rd 5, Oct-14
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Alekhine System (D28)  ·  1-0

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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-03-04
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  Calli: Euwe's 18.Be3!! is brilliant. After 18.Be3 18...Bxc3?! [18...Rd8 is better] 19.Bxb6 and now if 19...Bxb2? 20.Bc5+ Kd8 21.Rfd1+ Kc7 22.Bd6+ Kb7 23.Rab1 (Euwe)
Mar-05-05  DWINS: I don't think that 18...Rd8 is any better than 18...Bxc3.

Flohr gives a pretty forced win by
19.Rad1! Bxc3 20.Bxb6 Rxd1 21.Rxd1 Bb4
22.Bc6 Rb8 23.Bc7 catching the rook.

Mar-05-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Better is Euwe's line:
"18...Rd8! 19.Rad1 e5 20.Bxd4 Rxd4 21.Rxd4 exd4 22.Qf3 Rb8"
Mar-06-05  DWINS: I'm really surprised that Euwe would give 18...Rd8 an exclamation point as Black is clearly lost after the line he gives.

I've seen several different analyses of this game and all say that 18...Rd8 would not have saved Black.

In any event, this is truly an excellent game by Euwe and well worth playing over by anyone.

Mar-06-05
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  Calli: IMHO, Euwe is right. His line offers counterplay in the passed d-pawn. White should still win with careful play, but a minor slip could ruin it. Compare with the game which Alekhine should have resigned after 20.Rad1! or 22.Rf3! but evidently didn't want to be on the losing end of a miniature.
Jan-10-06  BabyJ: Certainly a stunning game by Euwe.
It seems difficult for Euwe to be
led by the opponent. He's always
sticking to his own method of playing.
Maybe he's somewhat like Gligorich.
Jan-11-06  morpstau: Well Euwe won th match simply because Alekhine showed up late and intoxicated to every match game therefore unable to play his best chess. If he was somber, indeed he would have not lost a game to max whats his last name?
Jan-11-06  morpstau: sober is correct sorry and th is the CHECK THOSE!
Aug-20-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Euwe traps Alekhine! The bishop must be lost due to the threat of mate by white's bishop. Alex plays on another 20 moves,but clearly is lost.

Euwe taked the advantage again in the match,but Alekhine strikes back hard with three straight wins,never to be headed again!

Aug-20-07
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  tamar: What a dismal prospect for Black after 20 Rad1.

Not only is he lost on the board, but before the match Euwe had stated he was ready to play Capablanca in 1939.

No wonder Alekhine could not reconcile himself to resign.

Apr-04-08  Knight13: 21...Bxb2 is forced. That bishop's a goner by that point.
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