On October 3, 1935 the Alekhine - Euwe World Championship Match (1935) began in Zandvoort, with 10,000 guilders ($6,700) to go to the winner. The rules differed from the London Rules (6 wins, draws not counting) with the number of maximum games limited to 30 games, but the winner still had to score at least 6 wins. 1911-1920 In 1911, his success at winning some events at the Moscow Chess Club earned him the right to play Board 1 for the Moscow Chess Club in a match against the St. Petersburg Chess Club, during which he drew his game with Eugene Aleksandrovich Znosko-Borovsky. His overall game score for the five Olympiads was +43 =27 -2. As if we have seen and experienced something close. A game by Napoléon Bonaparte from the 19th century shows the oldest known example of Alekhine's Defense being employed in a game. It seems he was released from internment, even though he may inadvertently have given the impression that he daringly escaped. He graduated from the Emperor's College of Jurisprudence on May 16, 1914, finishing 9th in a graduating class of 46 and in July 1914, Alekhine tied for 1st with Marshall at the International Tournament in the Cafe Continental in Paris. [Result "0-1"] His prize was a cut glass Sevres vase that was donated by Czar Nicholas II, and which became his most prized and life-long possession. Flohr, the official FIDE-endorsed challenger to Alekhine in the next world championship match came in last place without a single win in 14 rounds. My Best Games of Chess (Alekhine) by brucemubayiwa Also in November 1945, a telegram arrived, signed by W. Hatton-Ward of the Sunday Chronicle, the paper that was organizing the victory tournament in London that, due to a protest from the United States Chess Federation, the invitations to tournaments in England had been cancelled. What is White’s Strategy in Alekhine Defense? Nxb4 12. On December 12, 1927, in Buenos Aires after their match finished, Alekhine and Capablanca agreed to play a rematch within the next year, under the exact conditions as the first match. Morozevich vs Ivanchuk, 2002 (B03) Alekhine's Defense, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2, Fischer plays the White side of Alekhine's Defense wonderfully! See page 165 of the first volume of Tartakower s Best Games for a linking of Klyatskin and Alekhine as the names for this defence. The Undefeated Champion (Publisher: Moscow. Nowadays, Alekhine's defense is not so common at the top level. In 1934, he married his fourth and final wife, Grace Wishaar, a wealthy US-born British citizen. Verhoeven (McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, 1998): . Alex Alek Alex Alek Fredthebear Alex Alek Alex by fredthebear Semmering (1926) from today's perspective (of course it is the Alekhine's first major success in a Russian tournament came when placed equal first with Aron Nimzowitsch in the All-Russian Masters Tournament at St. Petersburg in early 1914; the playoff was drawn with one win each and they were declared co-winners enabling both to qualify for the 'tournament of champions' in St. Petersburg which was held a few months later. Tal vs Larsen, 1969 (B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 50 moves, 0-1, Nice tactics by Black See something that violates our rules? Black¿s hope is that White¿s central installations will become unweildy and vulnerable to a middlegame counter-attack. All but two of the games in Buenos Aires took place behind closed doors at the Argentine Chess Club, with no spectators or photographs. De Firmian observes, "The fashion could quickly change if some champion of the opening takes up the cause, as the results Black has obtained in practice are good." I believe that they, within their circumstances, have had merit>, Through the wounds of war he was Valentina died circa 1985 in Vienna. From 's foreword to < It would not be better to say that experiences Alekhine was married four times, first to Russian baroness Anna von Sewergin in 1920 to legitimise their daughter Valentina, and divorced her some months later. Alekhine accepted the invitations by cable from Madrid. In September, the British Chess Federation sent Alekhine an invitation to tournaments in London and Hastings. 646 is answered by Rob Verhoeven (The Hague, the Netherlands), who sends a photocopy of an extract from the first edition of Allgaier s work (Vienna, 1819). Alexander and Grace Alekhine for whom this was also her fourth marriage - remained married until he died. Position after: (1) Oll,L (2630) - Djurkovic,M (2145) [B02] Open Nova Gorica SLO (1), 1999. Qxd4 Bc5 10. After regaining his title from Euwe, 1938 saw Alekhine win or come equal first at Montevideo, Margate, and Plymouth before placing =4th with Euwe and Samuel Reshevsky behind Paul Keres, Reuben Fine, and Mikhail Botvinnik, ahead of Capablanca and Flohr, at the historic might-have-been Candidates-style AVRO tournament in the Netherlands. The Alekhine's Defence was more popular in the past. The tragic course of the life of an uprooted noble Russian, who had to fear for his life several times during two world wars and a bloody revolution, would expand the size of the book immensely. But this marriage did not last long and ended the same year. By default, the database only shows chess games where both players were rated over 2200, you can change the database subset using the database selector at the top of the page. ", an experience that left a deep impression on the budding chess player. where, he himself says, developed the ability Too many derogatory remarks about my father, have been published since his death. The Argentine government undertook to guarantee the finances of the match and in New York Capablanca, Alekhine, and the Argentine organizers finally reached an agreement about the world championship match. Tal vs K Jung, 1991 (B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2, A great game by two great players. visit the Kibitzer's Café. White has two strategies, 1: White wants to take full control of centre by playing ... Games in Alekhine Defense. Baden-Baden (1925) 28-29, Skinner and Verhoeven list their source as "La Nation Belge, 7 August 1938. Bxe5 Nc6 8. This is a collection of Alekhine's Defense games (1. e4 Nf6) that are thematically or historically important, yet don't fall into the lines that I currently play. For instance, Fischer used it in two games against Boris Spassky in the World Chess Championship 1972, and Korchnoi also included the defence in his repertoire, leading to its respectable reputation. Euwe - Alekhine World Championship Rematch (1937) Black can choose to head for mind-boggling complications or carefully manoeuvre across the 6th to 8th ranks, waiting for the right time to strike out at the center. Whether he cynically used marriage to his Swiss wife to occasion this escape is a moot point. it was totally different from the image we have now, Jews, 0.5% of the German population did not care, (1) 1912-14 results: http://storiascacchi.altervista.org...; (2) Wikipedia article: Yakov Vilner; (3) There is correspondence between Alekhine and Capablanca that suggests that Alekhine was open to a rematch and actually accepted a challenge from Capablanca in 1930, but that it fell through because of difficulties on Capablanca's side: Max Euwe (kibitz #167). Alekhine also played at least 40 recorded consultation chess games including the following partnerships: Alekhine / Amateur, Alekhine / B Reilly, Alekhine / Trompowsky, Alekhine / G Esser, Alexander Alekhine / Leon Monosson, Alexander Alekhine / Efim Bogoljubov, Alekhine / Walter Oswaldo Cruz, Alekhine / O Cruz, Alekhine / Blumenfeld, Alekhine / Bernstein, Alekhine / Znosko-Borovsky, Alekhine / H Frank, Alekhine / V Rozanov, Alekhine / D N Pavlov, Alekhine / Nenarokov, Alekhine / Tselikov, Alekhine / Tereshchenk, Alekhine / Zimmerman, Alekhine / Victor Kahn, A Alekhine/G Barron/E Hanger, Alekhine / Johannes van den Bosch, Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 (B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0, One of the greatest games of all-time! Not sure if you have submitted your new Alekhine game yet, but a few remarks on your pgn- If you make a tag that says [Alekhine, Alexander Alexandrovich] the cg.com software will create a new player page for . NN vs Geschew, 1935. Suttles vs Fischer, 1970 (B03) Alekhine's Defense, 52 moves, 0-1, One of my favourite games of all time... Nc3 d5 . Alexander Alekhines Chess Games, 1902-1946> by Leonard M. Skinner and Robert G.P. In 1942, Alekhine won at Salzburg, Munich, Warsaw/Lublin/Cracow and tied for 1st with Klaus Junge at Prague, the latter having been sponsored by Germanys Nazi Youth Association; these tournaments were organised by Alfred Ehrhardt Post, the Chief Executive of the Nazi-controlled Grossdeutscher Schachbund ("Greater Germany Chess Federation") - Keres, Bogoljubov, Gösta Stoltz, and several other strong masters in Nazi-occupied Europe also played in such events. Be3 bxa6 21. H D Pedersen vs C Hansen, 1981 (B02) Alekhine's Defense, 42 moves, 0-1, Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC, Clone this game collection (copy it to your account). Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess 1908-1937 by Incremental J Penrose vs Mecking, 1969(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0, Brilliant finish Mexico City (1932) The evidence against him includes hand-written manuscripts of the articles that were allegedly found after his death, but their existence remains unsubstantiated. Search the chess games database, download games, view frequent practitioners and browse the Opening Explorer B03 - Alekhine's defence, Balogh variation: 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. of the death camps and barbarities. The foreword is marked suggesting he may have been a lifelong resident of Switzerland. >> 78 GAMES ANNOTATED BY ALEKHINE Sorry but this is nonsense. and all, without a single penny, he who belonged to a family 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 Qc7 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.Be2 Nf6 8.O-O Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Bc5 10.Qd3 O-O 11.Be3 d6 12.a3 Rd8 13.b4 Bxe3 14.Qxe3 Bd7 15.Rfd1 Bc6 16.Rac1 Qe7 17.a4 Rac8 18.b5 Be8 19.a5 Qc7 20.bxa6 bxa6 21.Qb6 Qxb6 22.axb6 Bc6 23.f3 Rb8 24.Rb1 Ne8 25.Rb2 Kf8 26.Ra1 Bb7 27.Kf2 Nf6 28.c5 dxc5 29.Bxa6 Ra8 30.Rba2 Bc6 31.Bb5 Rxa2+ 32.Rxa2 Bxb5 33.b7 Bc6 34.Ra8 Rxa8 35.bxa8=Q+ Bxa8 36.Na4 Nd7 37.Ke3 Ke7 0-1 If white defends the pawn with a move like 2. Alekhine finished ahead of Capablanca for the first time, defeating him in their second encounter. After the event, Alekhine took an interest in the development of Pomar and devoted a section of his last book to him. 1. Alexander Alekhine – Alexander the Great. There were two sets of unfinished negotiations that featured prominently during Alekhines reign: the long awaited rematch with Capablanca and the extended negotiations for a match with Botvinnik. Games that will be in here are games played by top 20 players, and theoretically important games, or ones with a brilliant tactical finish at the end. Negotiations continued in various forms until 1940, but the rematch never occurred, despite four title matches being played in 1929, 1934, 1935 and 1937, generating bitter denunciations from Capablanca. Qb6 Qxb6 22. axb6 Bc6 23. f3 Rb8 24. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts. Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936 [Result "1-0"] In October, the United States Chess Federation (USCF) protested the invitation of Alekhine to the victory tournament in London. Nc3 Qe3+ 15. then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion. Alekhine defense has a very unique idea that move the piece in the opening instead of moving pawns. Stockholm (1912) Suttles vs Korchnoi, 1967 (B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 0-1, Ivanchuk in a powerful game In conclusion i guess we can say the Alekhine defence … Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 (B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2, Ponomariov's clinching game for the FIDE title! With this choice of ten games, I have tried depicting it to an extent. . Upon graduating from Polivanov Grammar School in July 1910, he enrolled in and started studying law at Moscow's Imperial University, but after a few months he transferred to the St. Petersburg School of Jurisprudence (where he eventually graduated in 1914). 99 percent of Hitler's supporters were Several openings and opening variations are named after Alekhine, including Alekhine's Defence. The most credible theory in the "Defenders" side is that he probably collaborated with the nazis to protect his wife, which I've read had jewish ancestry. He was released, apparently because of an intercession of a Jewish chess player Yakov S Vilner, who was also the 1918 Odessa chess champion (see paragraph below concerning Alekhines purported anti-semitism). Nc3 [White "Alexander Alekhine"] Late in 1911, he played in the 2nd International Tournament in Carlsbad and placed equal 8th, behind Richard Teichmann, Akiba Rubinstein, Carl Schlechter, Georg Rotlewi, Frank James Marshall, Aron Nimzowitsch, and Milan Vidmar. Alekhine doesn't appear to have been in any great danger during WW1, at least, as far as his being a POW goes. Use. G A Thomas vs Alekhine, 1925. Im looking for small edges wich you can grind down and stockfish doesnt seem to help. A stupid question After the declaration of war against Russia, Alekhine and other Russian players, including Efim Bogoljubov, were interned in Rastatt, Germany. After leaving hospital, Alekhine returned to Moscow, where he was decorated for valour. The problem is that you look at anti-Semitic acts world war, about to die in the revolution, which Alekhine once reminisced: "I was only 9-years old, just after the turn of the century, when I saw the great American Pillsbury play 22 boards blindfolded in Moscow. (4) Capablanca was not invited to San Remo 1930 and Bled 1931 for this reason, a situation which continued until the Nottingham tournament of 1936, after Alekhine had lost the title to Max Euwe. My Best Games of Chess (Alekhine) by MSteen Fischer spit on the warning letter they sent him, on live television. Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1, Euwe plays Alekhine's Defense against Alekhine in Championship All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration. Alexander Alekhine Chess Games Players Result Moves Year; Alexander Alekhine (2690) Lupi Francesco. dxe5 7. Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 1-0 O-O Nxd4 9. [Event "Moscow Spring Tournament cat-1"] Need I say more? Bled (1931) Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times. Alekhine who almost died in the first H Borochow vs Fine, 1932 ", According to rusbase, this was a Category 1 event, although they mislabel it, [Event "Moscow Spring Tournament cat-1"] In April 1941, he tried to go to America, via Lisbon, but was denied a visa apparently because of these articles. But, on the other hand, the articles are very distateful, and there is evidence he actually wrote them. Nowadays, Alekhine's defense is not so common at the top level. Mannheim (1914) move. Position after: (1) Oll,L (2630) - Djurkovic,M (2145) [B02] Open Nova Gorica SLO (1), 1999. Alekhine's last match was with Lupi at Estoril, Portugal near Lisbon, in January 1946 which he won (+2 -1 =1). The evidence that he was not anti-semitic includes a lifetime of friendly dealings with Jewish chess players (including his second at the 1935 world championship, Salo Landau); friends, and possibly his fourth wife, Grace Alekhine, to whom he was married for 12 years until his death; and Yakov Vilner who interceded on his behalf to save him from execution by the Soviet Cheka in 1918. https://www.geni.com/people/Willem-... [Event "Simul, 50b"] After an outbreak of violence and the establishment of Dachau shortly after they took power, the Nazis established a dictatorship, passed the Nuremberg laws depriving German Jews of citizenship, and carried out a bloody purge of their own leadership (the Night of the Long Knives). [Source "Het Nieuws van den Dag voor Nederlandsch-Indie 10/3/1933 Vol.38 No.57 pg 19-20"], 1. e4 c5 2. and he almost died (he was bedridden for 8 months, Alekhine was a survival machine. Spielmann vs S Landau, 1933 (B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0, A devastating victory for Fischer in a blitz game. Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942 Bolshevik. (3) Assisted by superior physical and theoretical preparations for the match including a thorough study of Capablancas games - Alekhine became the 4th World Chess Champion after defeating Capablanca by +6 -3 =25 in the longest title match ever played till that time. His overall game score for the five Olympiads was +43 =27 -2. After Alekhine won a tournament at Buenos Aires in October 1926, he again challenged Capablanca. The Alekhine Defense is a bold choice for Black, challenging the classical chess rules from the very beginning of the game yet proving itself to be a flexible system. Main line: 2.e5 Nd5 . Alekhine's first known game was from a correspondence chess tournament that began on December 3, 1902, when he was ten years old. The software literally interprets name tags, so that if you don't make sure your spelling exactly matches that already used in cg.com for a given player, you will create a "new player" page and we will have to submit a correction slip for it. Fischer walked away from everyone who ever helped him, in and out of chess. Ra8 30. The Chess Tempo Chess Database provides over two million searchable chess games. Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936 Shortly after the 1939 Olympiad, Alekhine won all his games at the tournaments in Montevideo (7/7) and Caracas (10/10). Browne vs Fischer, 1970 (B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2, Why not to play 5. B02 - Alekhine's defence, Scandinavian variation: 1. e4 Nf6 2. [White "Alexander Alekhine"] The only longer title match since then was the Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984). Two hugely talanted, miserable anti social types. 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