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Alexander Alekhine vs Rotenstein / Wagner / Kolbe / Berggruen
Consultation game (1921), Berlin GER, Nov-28
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Kaufmann Variation (C29)  ·  0-1



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  Gypsy: It looks like mighty Alekhine got pretty lucky: Saved by the bell when his hide was already cooked?
Jun-02-05  Calli: The result is wrong. Alekhine resigned according to Skinner and Verhoeven, so should be 0-1 There were four people consulting.
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  Gypsy: Thanks <Calli>! A great win for the consultants then.
Jun-02-05  Heavy Metal Thunder: Wooah! Don't know if I've ever seen Alekhine this pressured!
Jun-02-05  InspiredByMorphy: What was the point of 20.f5?
Jun-06-05  aw1988: It looks like a clearance move, but I don't like it.
Jan-18-09  jemptymethod: Pure speculation here, but I believe that some incorrect analysis in the Vienna may very well be due to Alekhine's faulty annotation to this game. It's at least a reasonable explanation for why 7. Qb5+ has been incorrectly evaluated as poor due to 7...c6 8. Qxb7 Nxf3+ 9. gxf3 Bxf3. I've seen this line cited more than once as though it is definitive, in a Harding book on the Vienna I believe, and also in an old DeFermian edition of MCO, but White has an obvious move to deal with Black's duel threats of ...Bxh1 & ...Qh4+: 10. Rg1. Indeed I believe 7. Qb5+ deserves an exclamation mark not a question mark and is the refutation of 6...Ng5?, e.g. following 10. Rg1 Nd7 11. d4! (not 11. Qxc6 Rc8 and Black gets counterplay). Alekhine was famous for his oft-times faulty analysis and if it was indeed Alekhine that would explain why it has been treated as gospel. Of course I wouldn't have put it past him to be trying to lure an unsuspecting player into this line due to his analysis.
Oct-09-10  JorgeEA: Alekhine was famous for his fantastic chess !!

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