By Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander (ed.)
This quantity was once edited by way of foreign grasp and British Chess Champion Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, established partially at the notes left by way of Alekhine to a couple of the video games. Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine (1892-1946) was once not just one of many most powerful and most unusual chess avid gamers who ever lived, yet he used to be additionally the main arguable, moment simply to Bobby Fischer. every thing approximately his existence and dying was once arguable and continues to be being written approximately even this present day, even if he died in 1946, that is sixty four years in the past.
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In a difficult position Black finds the best de fence. tfS 19 ... It was necessary to continue 1 9... td8, although after 20 a5 lDf8 2 1 l:[d3 Black's position is not the most pleasant. lbd8 20 fS 21 aS! ab8 is not so clear. lbc6 (D) 21 ... fxe6 22 e6! lbeS 23 f6! Defending against the unpleas ant threat of 24 f7+ and 25 tbg5. c t . xc7 w 24 . . cs 28 lbxf6+ is no good. xc7 l:[dS (D) w 27 h3! d1 + 28 � lbg4+. h6 27 ... He must not allow the knight to invade g5.
F . �g� . ;;;: � " � w Again White's knight is the key piece ! It contains the action of all the black pieces, and must be at tacked immediately. 29 f3 Forced, as otherwise the b2pawn will be lost. f8+ 29 30 �aS After a retreat to any other square the g4-bishop jumps aside with check and the g2-bishop is lost. d7! fl (or 3 1 lbe3), then 3 1 ... c5, and there is no way of saving White from mate by the rook. lJxe4 The Open Variation of the Span ish, one of the most popular open ings in both my matches with Korchnoi for the world chess crown.
Lbb3 ! xd2 :xd2 with an advantage for Black) 1 6 . . bxc6 1 7 e3 ! - the point! 17 . . lbb3 (White has removed the important knight, without drop ping his the queen: 1 7 . . xc3 2 1 bxc3 :xa2 22 d4 gives rise to an equal ending. It is not surprising that it took me an hour to decide between 1 3 . d7 and the move played in the game. 14 'ii'c2 The only move. e6, when the queen has no good square. 14 lbc3 is also weak in view of 14 ... d5 is answered by 15 ... lbd4 . 14 ... lbd4 Tatai - Karpov 43 15 ii'b1 fS e4 (D) 16 ltlc3 1 6 .