chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Francisco Lupi vs Alexander Alekhine
"Fruit Lupi" (game of the day Mar-12-2009)
Estoril (1946), Estoril POR, rd 4, Jan-09
Petrov Defense (C42)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 5 more F Lupi/Alekhine games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Help with kibitzing features can be found on our Kibtizing Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Jul-19-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: In the final position, Black is threatening both 23...Qxa1 and 23...e2.
Aug-20-04  checkpat: Bc3 parries both threats!
Aug-21-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: After 23. Bc3 e2 24. Ba4 (24. Bxe2?? Rxe2) Qe4 threatens 25 ... Qe3+. On 25. Bd2 or 25. h3 Black plays 25 ... Be6 & 26 ... Bxc4, now 4 Pawns up with an easy win. If 25. Qf2? or 25. Qg3? Black plays 25 ... e1=Q+ winning a Rook.
Aug-10-07  wolfmaster: 13...Ng3+ was too mundane for Alekhine?
Aug-10-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Alekhine was drunk.
May-14-08  RookFile: For some reason, Lupi thought it was a good idea to make 7 pawn moves out of the first 10 against Alekhine.
Mar-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: Lupi beat Alekhine once:

F Lupi vs Alekhine, 1946

Alekhine chose to resign the game, although he was only a ♖ and two ♙s down.

Mar-12-09  kellmano: Man of the match: The black Queen. No doubt.
Mar-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: 10.Bc4 might have been a good alternative.
Mar-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Alekhine's last game (at least in the base)-and a beauty.
Mar-12-09  njchess: White goes horribly wrong with 5. d3 falling headlong into Alekhine's trap. Better would have been to return the material by playing the somewhat awkward looking 5. Nd3 (e.g. 5. Nd3 Bxc3 6. dxc3 Nxe5 7. Be3 =). Great, punishing attack from one of the best attacking players of all time.
Mar-12-09  MrMelad: "Fruit Lupi", as in Fruty loops the software?
Mar-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheDestruktor: Position just after move 10:


click for larger view

Kasparov said (I forget the exact words) that Alekhine’s combinations seemly come from nowhere, like a sudden storm in a blue sky. This is the case here. Who could tell that such complications would arise from this position, where the Knight in e7 is the only Black piece out of the first rank?

Many beginners would look only at the pawns in the center, and say that white is better here. Actually, Black has what could be called a latent piece activity – Rook, Knight, Queen and Bishop are not in activity right now, but ready to enter in activity immediately. Besides, Black has castled.

The move that put white in trouble was 10.c4. White wanted to make the Knight run away from the center, but it ran towards f5, to join the attack. Besides, after 11...Nf5, instead of castling,white had to waste a decisive tempo with 12.c3, to protect the pawn in d4 (left unprotected by the move c4 and attacked by ...Nf5). This allowed 12...Qh4+ (which would not be so strong if the Knight were not in f5) and white was under a powerful storm.

10.Bc4 followed by 11.0-0 would give a playable position for white (well, until the next storm).

Mar-12-09  malaka: Lupi lost because he took great risks.
One has to do this to beat one of the greatest chess players ever!
Mar-12-09  solskytz: There are two moves which I really don't understand. One is 15. Kg1 (why not Nf3?) The other is 16. cd (why not Nd3?)
Mar-12-09  WhiteRook48: total domination!
Mar-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheDestruktor: <solskytz: There are two moves which I really don't understand. One is 15. Kg1 (why not Nf3?) The other is 16. cd (why not Nd3?)>

Indeed, there is no forced tactics against 15.Nf3. But black is still winning easily after 15...Nc6 (better development and coordination, material advantage, the pawn in e3, white rook out of play).

Now 16.Nd3 is a little worse. 16...Nxe2+ 17.Qxe2 Qxc4, winning a second pawn. And if 18.Bxe3 then 18...Bf5 and try to find a way out.

Nov-10-12  screwdriver: I might be wrong, but after playing through the moves at the end 22.Bd1 Qd1 23.Bc3 e2 24. Ba4 Qb6+ 25.Qf2 e1=Q+ 26.Bxe1 Rxe1#

So, it's understandable why Lupi resigned to Alehine since this looks relatively forced. Maybe someone can verify it with a chess engine. Thanks. Great win by Alekhine!

Jun-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: Is this really alekhines last game ?!
Jun-05-14  aliejin: "Is this really alekhines last game ?!"
Yes, it was.

"This was the last game played
by Alekhine
and he did so with the same energy as in their heyday" Agony of Genius - Pablo Moran

Feb-17-19  Margetic D: Alekhine was one of the KINGS of chess
This was his last recorded game, but not the last touch to chess.

To my knowledge , he analyzed some opening ideas and middle games until he died.

I always adored his way and passion for chess and one could say he made from a game a kind of arts.

Feb-18-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <Margetic D>, that is a nice comment. Welcome to the site. I am sure you will enjoy yourself here.
Feb-18-19  Margetic D: Thanks a lot.
Nice site, many interesting games and informations and friendly people.
Sep-23-19  Chesgambit: Bc3 e2-+ ( pin )
Sep-23-19  Chesgambit: after Ba4 Qe4 Bb3?? Qe3+ blak mates ( passed pawn )
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Alekhine: My Best Games of Chess 1938-1946
by Runemaster
Match Alekhine!
by amadeus
The Petroff - Move by Move
by jakaiden
Alekhine's last game is a Russian Game. Poetic irony...
from The Cutthroat Petrov by Nasruddin Hodja
Petrov Defense 3.Nc3 Bb4 (C42) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
from Alex Alek Alex Alek Fredthebear Alex Alek Alex by fredthebear
The Petroff - Move by Move
by pawn2knight
Spanish, Steinitz Defenses
by fredthebear
The Long Diagonal's favorite games
by The Long Diagonal
Estoril, Alekhine's last game
from Alexander Alekhine Games, 1940-1945 by MonsieurL
Complex games
by JoseTigranTalFischer
Chess Miniatures, Collection XV
by PinkLedDoor
Complex games
by TheDestruktor
5.O-O
from Castling: Winning Without It by Penguincw
The Petroff - Move by Move
by nakul1964
Match Alekhine!
by chessgain
Other openings
by savya2u
Moves 12-17: ipon (1,2), wasari(-), yuko(5)
from AAA tactics by Gypsy
simply the best- Alekhine!!!
by Antiochus

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC