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Alexander Alekhine vs Grigory Levenfish
All-Russian Championship (1914), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 8, Jan-16
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Wormald Attack (C77)  ·  1-0



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Nov-25-12  Mrs. Alekhine: <Alekhine> gives a different finish to this game:

32...Rxc8 33.Bxc6 1-0

-Alexander Alekhine "My Best Games 1908-1923," p54-6.

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  whiteshark: <Mrs. Alekhine> Well spotted! In the German edition there's another deviation: The actual move has been <27...Rdc8>.

A. Aljechin, "Meine besten Partien 1908-1923", S.55

Nov-25-12  Mrs. Alekhine: <whiteshark> Amazing. That pesky <Alekhine> with his "creative bookeeping."

You know that his son <Alex Alekhine> actually addressed this infamous habit of his father. He said that the reason his father changed game scores in his publications was because he was a seeker of chess truth, and wanted to record the latest findings of his analysis.

Alex Jr. has always remained steadfastly loyal to his father, to this day.

May-25-17  RKnight: I wondered what would happen if on move 22 the lion-fish followed through on his knight fork and took the rook, but it would have been disaster: 22...Nxa1, 22 Bxa8 Rxa8, 23 Qc6 and a7 pawn is will queen after the R moves (If 23... Rxa7 24 Qe8#), so AA must have had this contingency in mind when he played 22 Qc5.
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