By Maxim Chetverik, Alexander Raetsky
During this booklet Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik have a look again at how Alekhine
defeated his competitors in miraculous kind. incorporated are a few of Alekhine's most famed assaults
and excellent combos. A deep learn of his video games can't fail to encourage any actual chess fan.
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C3 1 ) 1 0... f4 ! (or 1 2 d5 ! e? xc7 ! and now 1 5 ... d6 or 1 5 . �xc7 1 6 d5 ! ;. c32) 10 . ;) l l . g4 ( l l . 'ifd5 ! tfS 1 2 tt:lh4! :c8 1 3 tt:lf6+ ! xf3 �xd4 ( 1 3 . Vukovic-Kostic, Yugoslav Ch, Zagreb 1 946; White has an active bishop-pair on a wide open board. e7 Over the years, other moves have fallen by the wayside: a) 7 . e3 cxd4 (8 . ;. cxd4 8 tt:lxd4 'iib6 9 tt:lxc6! (a stan dard resolution of the pawn-centre which works when White is ahead in development) 9 ... e? I I tt:la4 !
D3 ( 1 7 ... l:Ixb3? b5 ( 1 8 ... l:Ia3 i.. l:Ia6 24 'ii'c 3 ± J. Watson-Ghokale, Linares 1 999. b) 1 1 .. l:Ib 1 ( 1 3 lt::lxc6 bxc6 1 4 e3 'ii'a5 1 5 lt::le4 ! lt::lx d4! l:Ic5 ! (but computer engines no tice things like this) 1 5 i.. l:tg 1 + favours White; this may be the best he can do. c4 in the Tarrasch. At this point it recommends 1 1 ... h6, to which it devotes 39 small-print pages of analysis! Let me hit upon some of the key issues. Play goes 1 2 lt::lxc6 bxc6 1 3 i.. f4 is a sensible alternative; without going into too many details, the most interesting line to me is 1 3 ...