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Max Euwe vs Alexander Alekhine
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Alekhine - Euwe World Championship Match (1935), Various Locations NED, rd 4, Oct-10
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Accelerated Variation (D81)  ·  0-1



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Jun-28-05  aw1988: The Immortal Open Game? All the pieces are very loose throughout.
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  Albertan: Another idea on move 22 was to play 22....Re8 :22... Re8 23. O-O Rxe3 24. g5 Ne4 25. Nxe4 Rxe4 26.Nf2 Re2 27. Rd2 Rbe8 28.Rxe2 Qxe2
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  Albertan: On move 23.Bf2 might have been tried:

23.Bf2 Bc3+ (23... Nxf2 24.Qxf2 Re8+ 25. Kd2 Bh6+ 26. Kc2 Be3 27. Qf6 Rb6 28. Qf3 Bxc5 29. Rhf1 Rf8) 24.Kf1 Rd8 25. Ne4 Nxf2 26. Nexf2 Rb6 27. a4 Qf5

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  Calli: <Albertan> "On move 23.Bf2 might have been tried: 23.Bf2 Bc3+"

But 23.Bf2 Re8+ 24.Kf1 Nxf2 25.Qxf2 Rbd8 is a bad position for White.

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  Albertan: Hi Calli you are right good analysis!
Nov-21-06  aragorn69: At this point, Alekhine is up 3-1 (after 4 games!). And yet he will lose the match... Over-confidence?
Nov-21-06  TrueFiendish: Too much champagne, provided free of charge by his Dutch hosts. For the rematch they say he drank milk...
Feb-22-07  LIFE Master AJ: A brilliant game, yet I think it is severely flawed ... in some respects.
Feb-23-07  MyriadChoices: Where?
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  Calli: 25...Qxc5? Kasparov pointed out that 25...Re8+ 26.Ne4 Bxd2+ 27.Kxd2 Qf5 wins immediately.
Feb-23-07  WBP: I'm missing something in Kasparov's analysis:how does the black queen get from b6 to f5? What am I missing???
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  WannaBe: The best line, according to Shredder, is:

1. (-2.21): 25...Re8+ 26.Kd1 Qxc5 27.Rf1 Ne3+ 28.Bxe3 Qxe3 29.Qd3 Bxd2 30.Qxd2 Qc5 31.Qd7 Re7 32.Qd8+ Kg7 33.Rf2

Because after 25...Re8+ if white plays 26. Ne4, black plays 26...Qf2+

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  Calli: <WBP> Good point. The score here is incorrect. Black actually played 17...QB5. Source: AA's Chess Games 1902-1946 ,Skinner & Verhoeven
Mar-14-08  Knight13: <aw1988: The Immortal Open Game? All the pieces are very loose throughout.> Maybe. But it's beyond our abilities to see why those are "loose throughout" and still be okay.
Feb-07-09  Gambit All: What if 24. ♔f1?
Feb-25-09  WeakSquare: If 24.Kf1, then simple Rxc5 is decidedly uncool for White.
Feb-25-09  Aspirador: <Maybe. But it's beyond our abilities to see why those are "loose throughout" and still be okay.> I hate when pieces are loose. Loose pieces are quite easy to lose.
Aug-29-10  Lil Swine: alekhine sure kn-euwe his tactics
Aug-29-10  ozmikey: <Lil Swine> As puns go, that one's treuwely awful!
Sep-01-10  Lil Swine: come on, its neuwe
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  TheFocus: Does it rhyme with Houie, Dewey and Louie, three other famous chess players.
Sep-06-10  Lil Swine: oh phooey
Sep-06-10  Lil Swine: you've named a feuwe
Jun-09-12  The Big Lebowski: Beautiful game by Alekhine!
Jun-09-12  cristoff: Superb.Alekhine is a ''poet''! :)
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