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Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander vs Samuel Reshevsky
Nottingham (1936), Nottingham ENG, rd 3, Aug-12
English Opening: King's English. Taimanov Variation (A25)  ·  0-1

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May-08-15  makinavaja: Cf. A. Sokolov - Yusupov, Montpellier (CT) 1986. Black applied this lesson 50 years after...
Jul-01-15
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  plang: 8 Nd5 looks suspect; either 8 d3, 8 d4 or 8 Rb1 are alternatives. 17 f3? weakened the kingside; 17 Rc6 is stronger though after 17..Bh3 Black is at least equal (White can't take the pawn - 18 Bxh3..Qxh3 19 Rxc7?..Rf5). Perhaps 20 Qa4 exchanging queens was a better option. Alekhine recommended sacrificing the exchange with 22 Rxc7..Qxc7 23 Bxh3..Kh7 24 d6..Qd8 with better prospects for White than in the game. 24..h4 would have been an improvement. 27..Qh1+ at once would have shortened White's resistance; Alexanders 28 d6! complicated Blacks win. 54..Qxb2? 55 Qf6 would have given White good drawing chances.

Reshevskys subtle queen maneuvers in the ending are quite impressive.

Apr-05-16
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Alexander made good use of his experience of being ground down in a queen endgame to do the same against a very strong opponent Bronstein vs C H Alexander, 1954
Oct-04-17  makinavaja: It was http:// A. Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1985; not 1986.
Oct-04-17  offramp: <makinavaja: It was http:// A. Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1985; not 1986.>

Okay.... this is the game: A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1985.

Apr-12-21  maxi: Peculiar Alexander did not go for the rather obvious exchange sac 22.Rxc7 with a clear advantage.

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