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Alexander Alekhine vs Ernst Gruenfeld
Prague Olympiad (1931), Prague CSR, rd 1, Jul-12
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange Variation (D41)  ·  1-0



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Mar-29-10  stonebrain2006: The right answer to Alekhine┬┤s weak move 30.Re1 should had been 30...Qxd4.
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Sep-03-10  cunctatorg: You wrote about 30. Re1 Qxd4?
What's about then 31. Rd1 Qc3 (31... Qc5 32. Kg2 ...) 32. Kg2 etc.

Was that an Alekhine joke of yours or you do believe that Alekhine used to blunder pawns at move?

Apr-21-12  King Death: Maybe Alekhine actually played 31. Rd1 even though I've found this game in other sources and both of them give 31.Re1 too.
May-29-22  jerseybob: <stonebrain2006: The right answer to Alekhine┬┤s weak move 30.Re1 should had been 30...Qxd4.>I don't see a refutation. Alekhine at this point was such a hot player that Grunfeld might've been cowed by his reputation. One of the few players at this point in history who wasn't afraid of Alekhine was Kashdan.

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