Play Like Alexander Alekhine

Play Like Alexander Alekhine

Find the moves from World Champion Alekhine's greatest games!

Alexander Alekhine was the fourth world champion, holding the title from 1927-1935 and again from 1935 until his death in 1946. Alekhine was the greatest tactician of his day and defeated Jose Raul Capablanca, a player previously considered nearly unbeatable. See how he won by finding the moves in five of his best games. Start winning like Alekhine today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Find the moves in Alekhine's crushing win against World Champion Lasker!
  • Figure out how to put the great Aron Nimzowitsch in a deadly zugzwang!
  • Practice tactics with one of the greatest attackers of all time!
Play Like Alexander Alekhine: Alekhine - Lasker

Play Like Alexander Alekhine: Alekhine - Lasker

In Zurich 1934, World Champion Alekhine won a tournament ahead of most of the top players in his day. One of his best wins was against former World Champion, Emanuel Lasker. See how he was able to dispatch such a great player with an amazing mating attack.
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Play Like Alexander Alekhine: Alekhine - Nimzowitsch

Play Like Alexander Alekhine: Alekhine - Nimzowitsch

Aron Nimzowitsch was one of the best players and top players of his day. However, he had trouble competing with a player of Alekhine's ability and lost numerous games. This game from San Remo 1930 is famous as one of the greatest zugzwangs ever seen as well as the origin of the phrase "Alekhine's Gun," which indicates two rooks and a queen on the same file.
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Play Like Alexander Alekhine: Tarrasch - Alekhine

Play Like Alexander Alekhine: Tarrasch - Alekhine

In Baden-Baden 1925 Alekhine won a great triumph, scoring 16/20 against many of the top players in the world. One of his best victories came against one of the giants of the late 1800s and early 1900s, Siegbert Tarrasch.
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Play Like Alexander Alekhine: Alekhine - Yates

Play Like Alexander Alekhine: Alekhine - Yates

In London 1922, Alekhine came in 2nd place to his eternal rival, Jose Raul Capablanca. Despite his near-miss, Alekhine won many good games at the tournament, including this one against Fred Yates, a multiple-time British champion.
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Play Like Alexander Alekhine: Alekhine - Fahrni

Play Like Alexander Alekhine: Alekhine - Fahrni

The tournament in Mannheim Germany in 1914 never finished because of the start of World War One. When the tournament stopped, the young Alekhine was in clear first place and well on his way to becoming one of the top players in the world. He demonstrated his attacking prowess in this game against Hans Fahrni, a former champion of Switzerland.
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Play Like Alexander Alekhine

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Released March 30, 2020
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