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N Shaposhnikov vs Alexander Alekhine
Moscow Spring Tournament cat-1 (1908), Moscow RUE
Sicilian Defense: Bowdler Attack (B20)  ·  0-1



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Jul-05-03  Alchemist: Move 12 shows as illegal using the chesstutor applet.
Premium Chessgames Member It should work now.
Aug-14-04  ThomYorke: How would follow if 18)Bxb7
I only see Nd3+ ...but after I don´t know
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  samvega: 18.Bxb7 Qxb7 20.cxb4 Qxg2 (or 20.Rg1 Nd3+ 21.Kf1 Bc5)
Apr-26-06  blingice: 20. Rc1?? was definetely the blunder. Mr. Shaposhnikov should've thought ahead more than two ply.

And 23. Rxc2?!, what is THAT?! I suppose Mr. Shaposhnikov wanted Alekhine's rook off of the d file, so he could skewer the rook. Again, he didn't look more than two or three ply ahead, whereas he would have been in a better position with the simple 23. Rc8+ Rd8 24. Rxd8+ Kxd8 25. Rxe2, yielding the position

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Materially, Shaposhnikov isn't any better. Positionally, he is comparatively much better, in addition to the benefit of not looking like he is a three year old.

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  Phony Benoni: 20.Rc1 may have been futile, but what else did White have? Either 20.Qc1 or 20.Qe1 allow 20...Nd3 trapping the queen.
Nov-09-16  indomega: <blingice> There is no 23.Rxc2.

It is 23.Rxe2.

and yes i agree that 20.Rc1?? was bad.

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In "Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games 1902-1946" (McFarland 1998) pp. 27-28, Skinner and Verhoeven list their source as "L'Echiquier 1938, pp. 353-354."

They report that the game was played in the "Moscow Spring Tournament."

According to rusbase, this was a Category 1 event, although they mislabel it the "Moscow Autumn Tournament."

Jul-18-20  aliejin: At the moment of 20.Rc1 White
was already lost

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