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Alexander Alekhine vs Vojislav Petrovic
Simul, 36b (1931) (exhibition), Belgrade YUG, Jan-18
French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11)  ·  1-0



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Aug-19-11  ToTheDeath: 20.c4!

Alekhine at his brutal best.

Aug-19-11  John Winter: Cannot see how white wins after 25..Qxe5. Anybody help?
Aug-19-11  sagahelten: My Fritz9 says 0.00 after 25...Qxe5.
Aug-19-11  BobCrisp: The game score is wrong. 23...g6 was played. Correction submitted. There 24.Qe3 was even better than Rf3.
Aug-19-11  sagahelten: 24. Rf3 was actually a mistake. Alekhine didn't see the forced mate after: 24. exf6 (fx 24... Qxc5 25. Qxc5 Rd8 26. Qc7 Rd6 27. Rxd6, etc). After 24. Rf3 Petrovic could even have played 24... f5 with a small advantage (at least so the silicon asseses)
Aug-19-11  BobCrisp: Lord, preserve us, it's another <Rilke> fan.
Aug-19-11  whiteshark: Furthermore Alekhine missed a mate in five, starting with <25.Qh4!>

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Oct-17-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Belgrade, Yugoslavia at the Belgrade Chess Club on January 18, 1931.

Alekhine score has been given as both +25=6-4 and +26=7-3.

See <Sahovski Glasnik 1931>, pg. 153-154.

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