The Immortal Draw, of 1922

  • addiction_to_chess
  • | Aug 8, 2008

      Alexander Alekhine (I'm sure most of you know him) is the 4th world chess champion. He is especially known for his brilliant combinations, excellent positional play and great Endgame technique.

     Richard Reti is another strong player in that era and is one of the founders of the Hypermodern School.                                                                          

The game below played by these to masters is one of the most exciting, thrilling and possibly one of the greatest games of all time.


  • 6 years ago


    Here's the immortal draw, of 1872

  • 7 years ago


    Go Alekhine..! Cool

  • 7 years ago


    Extra pawn at the edge of the board is a draw!

  • 7 years ago


     It's a draw because the Black king can take the h-pawn and after chase after the a-pawn and its a draw because its a rook pawn and black can either block the a-pawn or catch the white king with the edge trap ( the opposition does not apply as the black king needs to only protect one square and the white king cannot penetrate).

  • 7 years ago


    Black King goes to c8 square and its draw.

  • 7 years ago


    I don't understand the draw here. Why can't white just push his H pawn until the king is forced to take it and then cut him off with opposition to the other side of the board?

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