By Alexander Alekhine
One of the best avid gamers of all time, Alexander Alekhine (1892–1946) used to be global chess champion for over sixteen years. not just a ideal grasp of the advanced place, he was once additionally a very good annotator. during this quantity he offers a lot details and perception approximately greater than a hundred video games performed among 1939 and 1945, in addition to delightfully candid perspectives on fellow masters and opponents 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 online game, Philidor's safety, and the Scotch Gambit. half is dedicated to semi-open video games, that includes the French security, Caro-Kann protection, Sicilian security, Alekhine's security, and King's Pawn, Nimzowitsch protection. partially 3 Alekhine discusses examples of closed video games, together with the Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox safeguard; Queen's Gambit Declined, Slav protection; Queens' Gambit authorised; Queen's Pawn, Nimzowitsch safeguard; the Queen's Pawn video game, English starting, Catalan approach; and more.
This booklet helps you to detect the stratagems and techniques taken with a number of interesting struggles among the world's maximum chess avid gamers: Alekhine, Capablanca, Bogoljubov, Kashdan, Reshevsky, Tartakower, Keres, Najdor, and diverse others. With attribute thoroughness, readability, and humor, Alekhine courses you thru the intricacies of every contest, illuminating advanced positions and delivering a global champion's unique perception and commentary.
Whatever your point of chess services, you are going to take pleasure in and make the most of learning those video games, offered and analyzed by means of one of many ultimate strategists in chess history.
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Here the c o m p l ications b e g i n , com p l ications d i fficult to c a l c u late. The square f4 must be taken at all cost! Qb6+ 25 26 Kh1 27 Bb3! Qe6 The pawn at c3 could not be defended in a d i rect way. The text move prepares in the main variation for a n u n e xpected rook sacrifice. Position after 2 7 BbJ Bxe3 27 28 Qe1 ! The prosaic c o n t i n u a t i o n 28 Reel Bxd2 29 Rxc6 d4 30 R x c 7 Bxb4 would have left Black opportunities of a d raw i n view of t h e paucity of material . The text move threatens 29 Bxd5 and at the same t i m e forces the advance of this pawn, w h i c h cuts the communication of the bishop with t h e k i ng's side.
C6. Also inferior would be 16 . . g6 17 Nd5 Bg7 l B aa 7 ! a c B 1 9 N f 4 R 6 e 7 20 c5 etc. with marked superiority. Position after 12 b3 12 • • • Rfe8 This i s d e c i d e d l y too passive because withdrawing the bishop to fB takes away for a long time a strong prospect of activity. In Black's place I would have played 12 . . c6, creating a weakness more imaginary than real. The d e n i a l of the point d5 to the White knight would have in creased considerably Black's freedom to manoeuvre.