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Julio Ganzo Mediavilla vs Alexander Alekhine
Salamanca off-hand (1944), Salamanca ESP, Apr-??
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79)  ·  1-0



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  beatgiant: Things already look very grim for black after 8. Ng5.

I wonder if Alekhine just carelessly transposed a move with 7...exd4 (instead of the normal 7...Nxd4).

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  beatgiant: On 8...Be6, White at least has 9. Bxe6 fxe6 10. Nxe6 Qd7 11. Nxd4, winning a pawn.

9...Nc4 must be an improvement over the game's 9...Bg4? driving White's queen to the e-file. But even then, Black's position looks close to collapse after 9...Nc4 10. e5 Ng8 11. Qxd4.

Maybe he can try to hang on with 9...Nc4 10. e5 dxe5 11. fxe5 h6 12. Nxf7 Kxf7 13. exf6 gxf6 14. Nd2 which looks like White gets a very strong attack for a pawn.

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  beatgiant: On 9...Nc4, White also could play simply 10. Bxc4 bxc4 11. Qxd4, and Black's pawn on c4 looks not long for this world.
Nov-09-15  TheFocus: An off-hand game played in Salamanca on April 2or 3, 1944.

See <A. Alekhine>, pg. 26.

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