By Alexander Alekhine
One of the best gamers of all time, Alexander Alekhine (1892–1946) was once international chess champion for over sixteen years. not just a superb grasp of the advanced place, he used to be additionally a good annotator. during this quantity he provides a lot info and perception approximately greater than a hundred video games performed among 1939 and 1945, in addition to delightfully candid perspectives on fellow masters and competitors for the area title.
In half One, dedicated to open video games, Alekhine analyzes video games that includes such openings because the Ruy Lopez, 4 Knights video game, Philidor's safety, and the Scotch Gambit. half is dedicated to semi-open video games, that includes the French safeguard, Caro-Kann security, Sicilian safeguard, Alekhine's safeguard, and King's Pawn, Nimzowitsch security. partly 3 Alekhine discusses examples of closed video games, together with the Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox safeguard; Queen's Gambit Declined, Slav safeguard; Queens' Gambit authorized; Queen's Pawn, Nimzowitsch security; the Queen's Pawn online game, English beginning, Catalan approach; and more.
This ebook allows you to notice the stratagems and techniques focused on a bunch of attention-grabbing struggles among the world's maximum chess avid gamers: Alekhine, Capablanca, Bogoljubov, Kashdan, Reshevsky, Tartakower, Keres, Najdor, and various others. With attribute thoroughness, readability, and humor, Alekhine publications you thru the intricacies of every contest, illuminating complex positions and providing an international champion's unique perception and commentary.
Whatever your point of chess services, you are going to get pleasure from and take advantage of learning those video games, provided and analyzed by means of one of many perfect strategists in chess history.
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Nxe4 i s prevented because of 1 8 cxb4 cxb4 1 9 Nc2 w i t h a f a i r l y good g a m e for W h i t e . 17 ... Bd7 Game 23 Philidor's Defence Best, as this prudent manoeuvre w i l l contribute t o t h e threat ( i n case of 18 f3, for e x a m p l e ) 18 . . Ba4 1 9 Nc2 R a d 8 w i t h the better game. Consequently White has to protect his e·pawn with the k n i ght and to do this he must undertake an u n profit· able exchange at b4. 1 8 exb4 exb4 19 Ne5 Ng3 f i n a l l y . . Ne2+ w i t h decisive advantage.
10 . . 11 Bxf6 12 Qe2 Nxf6 Preparing to castle l o n g and threaten i n g not o n l y 13 g5 but also an eventual e5! Black has very l i t t l e choice. A characteristic retreat to prevent 12 Black from p l a y i n g 8 . . b5 (because 0-0-0 13 of the poss i b i l ity of the reply 9 d 5 ) . Page 4 6 c5? Abandoning the d5 square is decidedly too risky and w i l l have tragic consequences. Necessary, and fairly natural. would be 10 . . Ne5 w i t h a defensible game. 0 ·0 Game 22 Philidar's Defence Evidently he does not appreciate ful l y Black's ingenious fourteenth move.
But i t was also c h a m p i o n Duras but w h i c h has been i nteresti n g to ma i n t a i n the tension demonstrated to be totally inoffensive. In this game too Black manages to get a nd await developments. a good position without d i f f i c u l t y . 1 2 d4 6 • . Page 30 Be7 A correct and very d y n a m i c move. Game 1 5 R u y Lopez 12 13 exd4 Bxd4 White to move h d fxe4 Bogoljubov does not want to s u b m i t h i m se llf t o a cautious l i ne , as in the case of 13 . . Bxd4 1 4 Nxd4 fxe4 15 h3!