5 Reasons why Alekhine was such a strong Master (+ Video)
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1923

5 Reasons why Alekhine was such a strong Master (+ Video)

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Alexander Alekhine (World Champion 1927-1935 and 1937-1946) was a great player. Today we are going to analyze a masterpiece where he beat another amazing master: Akiba Rubinstein. In the annotations for the game, we analyze his moves and what made him such a fantastic Champion.


Video analyzing the game Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1923, and 5 important Alekhine’s qualities as Chess Master 


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Summary of 5 Reasons why Alekhine was such a strong master

  • Not afraid to sacrifice a pawn
  • Sharp tactic vision
  • Master of the initiative
  • Found crazy strong moves
  • Also played for the endgame


I predicted Nakamura’s Bongcloud on St. Louis Rapid & Blitz

And in my previous post, I predicted Naka would play Bongcloud in this tournament.

Well, actually I didn’t precisely predict it; I just mentioned he could play it.

Well, I only mentioned the possibility that he would play it, but then I said that maybe he would not play it.

What I really said was that I didn’t think he would play it in this tournament.

Still, it counts as a prediction…

He played it and he won…



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