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, Lasker.
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Play Like Alexander Alekhine: Alekhine - Nimzowitsch

Play Like Alexander Alekhine: Alekhine - Nimzowitsch

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."
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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 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.
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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.
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Play Like Alexander Alekhine

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Released March 30, 2020
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