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Download PDF by Alexander Alekhine, Igor Zaitsev: My Best Games of Chess 1908-1937

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By Alexander Alekhine, Igor Zaitsev

ISBN-10: 1936490692

ISBN-13: 9781936490691

In chess literature, there have basically been a number of chess books that experience instantly – and completely – validated themselves as classics, and this can be one among them.

The unique English variation, released seventy five years in the past, used English descriptive notation, contained just one photo, no crosstables and was once in volumes. This new 21st-century version, awarded with sleek algebraic notation, has

• mixed either books right into a unmarried volume

• extra greater than 3 dozen archival photographs

• crosstables

• Alekhine’s whole fit and match records

• a Foreword through Russian grandmaster Igor Zaitsev

• with many extra diagrams

• a entire computer-assisted analytical complement can be to be had at no cost download

Whether you are feeling as though you're revisiting an previous good friend, or being brought to this perfect online game assortment for the 1st time, you are going to surprise at how Alekhine’s video games and works stay terribly consonant with the fashionable strategy.

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Ne5 There does not appear to be any other method of saving the pawn. But, after the exchange of knights, Black finds fresh resources for the attack, with the aid of his c-pawn. d×e5 c5! b3 etc. b3 (D) Again, the only chance against the threat of b5-b4 etc. d4! The winning move for this pawn will exert a decisive pressure in the ensuing rook endgame. a4. Rfb8. g. h3 h5! , followed by Kf8-e7-e6-xe5–+. White’s subsequent moves are, therefore, forced. Rd4. b3. Qc2 This move, followed by 0-0-0, was very fashionable from 1903 to 1911 until Teichmann, in a well-known game against Rotlevi (Carlsbad 1911) proved its inferiority.

B4 White has obtained two passed pawns, but the black a-pawn will cost him a piece. Nb3 Rd1+! Gaining a most important tempo by which Black obtains prospects of an advantage. Kc4, with an ending similar to that which occurred in the game, but there only through a mistake on the part of my opponent. Kc6 The decisive mistake. Kc4! Ne4 Ra7, and, the white pawn being stopped, Black could have brought his material advantage to bear. Now, White benefits from this lucky gift and forces a win. g3 Securing c4 for the king.

Q×g6 B×g6 Black’s game is not yet hopeless as his opponent is not likely to obtain a passed pawn very speedily, and he has an isolated pawn. On the other hand, it is admittedly an advantage for the endgame to have a bishop. For this reason, White attempts, and with success, to add to his advantage by complicated combinative play. Nd4! The first aim of this move is to stalemate Black’s two minor pieces. Rfc1, followed by R×c5, White would obtain a passed pawn on the queenside without any difficulty.

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