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Alexander Alekhine vs Arthur Kaufmann
Odessa (1918)
Queen Pawn Game: Krause Variation (D02)  ·  1-0



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Feb-11-02  knight: A cute little game.
Dec-17-02  Bears092: What happens after 8...Be6?
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  AgentRgent: Nc6+ happens
Dec-17-02  ChessPraxis: And if 8 ... Ke8 then 9. Bb5+ forces the black K back to d8 (he can choose to lose his Bishop first if he wants) with both Knight forks back in play.
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  Eggman: A nice finish. 4.Bxb8 is unusual (trading a developed piece for an undeveloped one, and voluntarily ceding Black the two Bishops).
Oct-18-03  Kenkaku: <Eggman> It is unusual on the queenside but it is a frequently used tactic to take a kingside knight, thus preventing O-O in the game (though whether or not this should be done will depend on the position).
Oct-18-03  drukenknight: Hey how come no one complains about Alekhine bringing out his Q too early? It seems that white is basing his attack on having more developed pieces than black you can see he is up two pieces to zero.

Perhaps 5...Qa4+ would be a better way to develop a piece?

I too have seen BxN on b1 or b8. It doesnt seem like too bad a move in general.

Oct-18-03  Kenkaku: BxN was done in this game entirely for the purpose of developing the queen, thus making Qxd4 the logical continuation, since black cannot do much to chase the queen around and gain free tempo as is often the case. After this, black cannot take the pawn by dxe4 without losing the ability to castle (however, black ignores this and takes it anyway). This kind of early queen development is not so bad in several openings, though it is done in a different manner. For example, against the Philidor I almost always play 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Bb5 pinning the knight to the king. This can also be done against the Sicilian Defense in a simliar manner.
Oct-18-03  drukenknight: one of my favorite games where black brings out the Q too early. Euwe eventually lost this, but not because of the opening which is sharp.

Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937

Oct-18-03  Calli: If this was a simul, I would have played on 8...Nh6 9.Nc6+ Kc7 10.Nxb8 Kxb8 11.Nc3 f5 with two Bs and extra pawns on the kingside, AA is not that far ahead.

Nah, who am kidding, I would of lost in 10 moves :-)

Jun-03-04  pawn2E4: Hey how come no one complains about Alekhine bringing out his Q too early?......critizing alekhine is like critizin the pope!'s not gonna work...besides black has nothing to counterattack with...for those that play p-d4,i think this game's worth memorizing
Dec-21-04  Knight13: What happens after 8... Ke8? 9. Bb5+! 1-0.
Mar-07-05  Kingsandsquares: What's wrong with criticizing the pope? He's just a man...
May-03-05  aw1988: How did the pope become involved in this game?
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  WannaBe: Better question is how did Andy Kaufman get to play Alekhine!
May-03-05  aw1988: If you believe: they put a man on the moon (man on the moon).
Feb-09-08  Prometheus128: Even though it was a mistake, black has some compensation for the exchange.
Apr-07-09  YoungEd: Gee, I don't know, <Prometheus128>. I don't see any real lasting compensation for the exhange; Black won't be well enough developed to put any immediate pressure on White. Once White castles, he can just consolidate and win, it seems.
Apr-07-09  WhiteRook48: and anything else, 9. Nxf7 and 10 Nxh8
Apr-15-09  WhiteRook48: Stupid play by Black
May-04-11  Mozart72: Winning transposition for Black after 8. Ne5: Latvian Gambit (C40).
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  FSR: 5...b6? was a bad mistake. Black should either play 5...a6 (when 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.0-0-0 e6 8.e4 probably forces Black to sac a pawn with something like 8...Be7) or sac the pawn immediately with 5...Nf6.
Sep-16-12  rodantero: After 8...Nh6 9.Nc6+ Kc7 10.Nxb8 Kxb8 Rybka only gives white a half of point advantage.
Dec-17-14  TheFocus: An off-hand game played in Odessa, Ukraine in June 26, 1918.
Apr-05-22  Sirius69: Let's see you play white and win against stockfish!?

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