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Jindrich Kubanek vs Alexander Alekhine
Prague (1943), Prague CSR, rd 16, Apr-25
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79)  ·  0-1



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Feb-03-06  Whitehat1963: Too early resignation, isn't it?
Apr-01-06  alphastrike20: yep it is too early
Jul-28-06  thatsmate: Well, I guess Kubanek thought that losing a rook against Alekhine was an irreperable mistake.

I think I would have done the same...

Jul-28-06  aw1988: The position is hopeless anyway.
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  Gypsy: First, <15.Nd3> is forced. Then probably <15...c4> as it continues forcing play and cramps down on White position:

I. <16.Nf4 Nc5> (only, but sufficient excuse) <17.Bxc5 Bxc5+ 18.Kh1 Qe7 ...> and Black has two bishops and a great position.

II. 16.Nf4 Nc5 <17.Nd2? g5 18.Ng2 Nd3 ...> and Black wins at least a pawn, on top of a great position.

III. <16.Nf2...> (maybe the best) <16...Nc5< and White has a difficult choice between <17.Bxc5 Bxc5 18.Nd2...> and something like <17.Nd2 Nd3 18.Nxd3 cxd3 19.Qf2...> in both cases with difficult and cramped position.

Nonetheless, why not play on? Black still has to prove the win and how often one has a wold champion doing the proving?

Feb-25-10  raffa105: I have not analyzed any variations, but it seems to me that if white plays Nd3, black can respond with d4! If white then takes the knight at e4, the black pawn will then pick up the pinned knight at d3, which seems like a poisonous situation for white to be in.

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