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Alekhine's video games and writings encouraged me from an early age. ...I fell in love with the wealthy complexity of his rules on the chessboard. ...I desire readers of this booklet will believe equally encouraged by way of Alekhine's masterpieces. - from the Foreword by way of Garry Kasparov.
Alexander Alekhine captivated the chess international along with his striking combinative play. His genius has been a powerful effect on each nice participant for the reason that, none extra so than international Champion Garry Kasparov. This publication includes a choice of some of the best of Alekhine's annotations of his personal video games, coverted to algebraic via John Nunn. those video games span his occupation from the early encounters with Lasker, Tarrasch and Rubinstein, via his international name battles, to his conferences with the recent iteration of gamers who have been to dominate chess in Fifties.

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Towards morning, after a sleepless night of analysis, the decision was taken to sacrifice a second pawn. The alternatives are totally bad : (a) 6 1 . . 'ii'f8 62 : exd5 l: b8 63 'ii'c4; (b) 6 1 . . �h7 62 � 6 ' 'ii'x b6 (or 62 . . �g8 63 'i'xd6 : xd6 64 l:. c7 : f6 65 g4 g6 66 hxg6 fxg6 67 l: e6 l:tdf8 68 l:. ee7 etc . ) 63 axb6 l:t b7 64 l:t c7 lI d7 65 lI c8 lI xb6 66 l:t ee8 g6 67 l:t h8+ r:i;g7 68 ': cg8+ 'it> f6 69 fxg6; (c) 6 1 . . � f8 62 'iWc3, with the branches : (c 1 ) 62 . . 'i'f6 63 l:t c6 'i'g5 (or 63 .

1:c8? This natural move proves to be the decisive mistake. 4 1 . . ': xg2 ? would also have lost in view of the unexpected 42 f4 ! f6 (42 . . g6 43 f5+) 43 f5 + � f7 44 c7 ::' c8 45 'iii' d 6, but 4 1 . g6 ! (a difficult move to find in a practical game) with the idea of . . l:xg2 would have left Black with good drawing chances . 4 2 c 7 :txg2 4 3 �c6 :txh2 44 �b7 l:bc7+ 45 :txc7 f5 46 ':c6+ �f7 47 exfS ':f2 A vertical take-off I n view o f the limited material, accuracy is required of White, despite his extra pIece.

But the b5 pawn can be made weak after Kramnik's trademark breakthrough. which he senses literal ly with the tips of his fingers . 27 d5 ! exd5 28 exd5 CLJf5 29 �f2 c5 . Avoiding, even if at the cost of a pawn, the complete opening up of the position . ack is hoping to securely blockade the �sed d5 pawn. {Jxb5 tUd6 After 30 . . cxb4 3 1 lI c6 followed bv Black has erected all conceivable defensive lines. but nevertheless . . g8 26 hxg5 hxg5 27 'ii'h 6 'ii' b6 28 :e2 ':d8 29 ':h3 lIg7 30 e4 !

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