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Alekhine-Magic on the Chessboard!

  • GM CaptainJames
  • | Apr 15, 2012
  • | 14709 views
  • | 52 comments

I would like to introduce you to a game, played by the 4th World Chess Champion, Alexander Alekhine. The game was played in 1925, when he was 33 years old. Two years later, he won the World Title against Capablanca. Alekhine played this game in his usual tactical style, bringing all his pieces into the attack, and when the moment arrived he made a final decisive blow.

How did Alekhine take advantage of this dubious use of time?

How should white get a strong attack going here?

Is it time to strike yet?

A beautiful crush by Alekhine, who showed in this game yet again what fantastic tactical abilities the great Champion had. This game comes from the Chess Evolution Weekly Newsletter. For more information about Chess Evolution go to another site.

Comments


  • 3 years ago

    yograjmatrx

    Resourcefull & correct play

  • 3 years ago

    joey0094

    i have 2 words for alekhine; Rudolf Spielmann... though alekhine is indeed a great chessplayer

  • 3 years ago

    Aquinas65

    Breathtaking.

  • 3 years ago

    ezykoko

    no comment i am feeling i small

  • 3 years ago

    chess_jhez10

    Wow! that was awesome!

  • 3 years ago

    Zakb

    is it time to strike yet??... you betcha!!

  • 3 years ago

    royalbishop

    Very interesting thanks for sharing.

  • 3 years ago

    THEKILLERBISHOP

    without a doubt a very gifted and hard working individual

  • 3 years ago

    DrMJ_modernAlekhine

    Alekhine is the best!Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    Benny_B

    Any game he played was magnificent!

  • 3 years ago

    NimzoRoy

    Nice article, but at the risk of nit-picking, he was born in 1892 and was 33 in 1925, not 43.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Alekhine

  • 3 years ago

    jim483

    masterful game by Alekhine but there must be other more exciting example's of his skill then a queen's gambit game, perhaps one with his pet defense,1. e4  nf6.

  • 3 years ago

    jim483

    masterful game by Alekhine but there must be other more exciting example's of his skill then a queen's gambit, perhaps one of his games with his pet defense, 1 e4  nf6.

  • 3 years ago

    mobidi

    @ GM Chess_Evolution Funny-in 1925 Alekhine was 43??-no, he was only 33 !Your "evolution" is too fastEmbarassed

  • 3 years ago

    SeaOrchins

    All I can say is, wow!

  • 3 years ago

    vanhafford

    Alexander Alekhine was truly a Grandmaster.  He knew how to turn small advantages into long-term/big advantages.  His style was all his own!

  • 3 years ago

    Benny_B

    ...And That, Is Why Alekhine Is On My Top 3 Favorite Players! I Honor Him With His Opening Every Day! *Applauds*

  • 3 years ago

    cokeeks0414

    superb style!

  • 3 years ago

    Gerigoorian

    Malades Alekhine!! Kasparov was right, he was imitating you!

  • 3 years ago

    manofblack1

    imagine fischer vs alekhine

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