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Nigel Short vs Andrey Zhigalko
Warsaw AIG Life rapid (2004) (rapid), Warsaw POL, rd 6
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1-0



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Oct-31-07  frank124c: The 20th move sacrifice is an excellant example of Alekhine's Block.
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  whiteshark: <frank124c> It's a 'destroying' sacrify as it takes the ♘ on f6, but not an Alekhine's Block.
Nov-01-07  frank124c: <whiteshark> I beg to differ if u don't mind. "Alekhine's Block is the sacrifice of a piece on the 6th--or 3rd--rank, near the castled King, the idea being to break up the enemy's castled position and to block his defense at the same time." I am quoting now from my own website at:

Why is this not an Alekhine's Block? What is ur definition? I would like to hear from other readers as well--is this or is this not an Alekkhine's Block?

Nov-01-07  frank124c: P.S. <To All> Do u see the photo of the man with the big bare chest? That's an actual photo of me at the beach so don't fool with me or I might just kick sand in your face!
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  whiteshark: <frank124c> I've check in Charushin's book, and you are right.

However, I'll take the liberty to (re-)define my <Alekhine's block> more restrictive as a non-taking, blockading move.

--> Game Collection: 71m_Alekhines_Block


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