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Adolf Staehelin vs Alexander Alekhine
Berne (1932), Bern SUI, rd 2, Jul-17
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Variation (E34)  ·  0-1



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Apr-12-05  chess man: Spectacular fork and pin by Alekhine.
Apr-12-05  Milo: 21...eNd2 would only snag the exchange... 21...Nc3 gets a whole rook.
Apr-12-05  Milo: lol, nvm.
Oct-11-08  notyetagm: 21 f2-f3?

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Black to play: 21 ... ?

21 ... ♘e4-c3! White b3-queen must <DEFEND> the newly <LOOSE> White b1-rook.

21 ... ♘e4-c3! <discovered deflection>

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Alekhine's tactical mastery is a sight to behold.

Jan-04-09  Calli: 15.Qxh7+ might be worth a try.
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  Tabanus: Hans Kmoch in Wiener Schach-Zeitung has "1. Runde, 16. Juli" for this game, but that is probably wrong:

Springfield Republican, 17 July:

"Berne, Switz., July 16 - (AP) - The international chess masters tournament began here today [...] The outstanding result <of the first round> was the defeat of Mir Sultan Khan of India by Dr. Alekhine."

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 21 July:

"To date the world champion has defeated in consecutive sittings Mir Sultan Khan of India and Staehelin, Grob and Voellmy"

NY Evening Post, 23 July:

"The International chess tournament at Berne, Switzerland, began on Saturday, July 16, with sixteen competitors. World Champion Dr. Alexander Alekhine of France <began> auspiciously by defeating Mir Sultan Khan of India, one of the "favorites"."

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 29 July:

"Paired with Mir Sultan Khan, the clever East Indian expert and exchampion of the British Chess Federation, <in the opening round> of the international tournament at Bern, Dr. Alexander Alekhine, who by this time is fairly sure of the first prize, started auspiciously by defeating the Oriental in a Caro-Kann defense."

"In subsequent rounds Dr. Alekhine disposed ot three Swiss representatives - Staehelin, Voellmy and Grob."

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 4 August:

"As at Hastings, Sultan Khan was again fated to encounter Dr. Alexander Alekhine <in the first round> of the international tounament at Berne."

May-10-15  A.T PhoneHome: Alekhine was the combination of Spassky's talent and Fischer's studying habits in my opinion.

Alekhine orchestrated an impressive master plan. Alekhine will capture Rook, no matter what! Powerful chess by the great Russian master.

Sep-11-18  jabinjikanza: Nimzo noa variation position is the true replica of that of sicilian alapin.the Isolated duo variation with delayed Nf3 nowonder black equalize very first.

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