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Alexander Alekhine vs Alberto Lopez Arce
Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-A (1939), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 12, Sep-14
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Tarrasch Variation (C77)  ·  1-0



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Apr-01-06  alphastrike20: ironic to the proverbial bone
Apr-01-06  lopium: Bxc6, ... Bd4 and I think white is losing, so I don't understand the winner move!
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  Benzol: White's threat is 26.♘xb4 ♘xb4 27.♗d6.
Apr-01-06  blingice: <alphastrike20: ironic to the proverbial bone>

I don't understand...

Anyway, why can't black move Nxc6?

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  Benzol: <blingice> 25...♘xc6 26.bxc6 and White gets a strong passed pawn supported by both Bishops. Black will have to move his remaining Knight leaving White with the initiative.
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  chancho: <Benzol> If 25...Nxc6 26.bxc6, black's Bishop can eat the c6 pawn.
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  chancho: I guess after 26...Bxc6 27.Be5 follows winning the d4 pawn.
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  Benzol: <chancho> You're quite right, I'm suffering from chess blindness so maybe after 25...♘xc6 then 26.♗xd5
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  Honza Cervenka: 25...Nxc6 26.Bxd5 Na5 27.b4 Bxd5 28.bxa5 wins easily.

9...Nxe7 and 20...Ncd5 are moves which are quite difficult to understand.

Nov-19-07  Nasruddin Hodja: This was the France vs. Cuba round of the Olympiad where Capablanca should have played for Cuba but chose to bow out in advance, possibly because he was afraid of Alekhine's effect on his blood pressure. Whether Alekhine knew about Capa's no-show in advance or whether he was taken by surprise and irritated by the replacement is still being debated.
Jun-09-09  WhiteRook48: who is this?
Sep-02-09  WhiteRook48: anyway the the record between Alekhine and Capablanca could have been an improvement of 10-8

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