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Alexander Alekhine vs Erik Andersen
Folkestone Olympiad (1933), Folkestone ENG, rd 8, Jun-17
Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62)  ·  1-0



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Apr-20-12  Dr. Siggy: Here's the position after 21... Nxc8:

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From Reuben Fine, "Basic Chess Endings", New York 1941, pages 111-2:

"Unlike a Bishop a Knight is at home in any Pawn structure, so that advantages of this type must be utilized immediately or they will dissipate into thin air. The superior Knight is always one which is nearer the Pawns and which can either force the gain of material or a serious positional weakness (blocked Pawns, e.g.).

"In [...] Alekhine-Andersen, Folkestone, 1933) the decisive manoeuvre begins with 22. ♘b3!! ♔f8 (Black has no choice because his King is too far away [...]) 23. ♘a5 b6 24. ♘c6 ♔e8 (Black is in an uncomfortable bind) 25. ♔d2 ♘e7 26. ♘b5 (Alekhine has thus transformed his original superior Knight position into the more lasting advantage of a potential outside Pawn) [...]" and so on.

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  MissScarlett: Both Olimpbase and Skinner & Verhoeven date this game to June 18th, but I was suspicious because that was a Sunday. As confirmed by a report in <The Scotsman> of June 19th, this round 8 game was played in the afternoon of Saturday, the 17th. There were double rounds played on each of the 15th, 17th, 19th and 21st.

Olimpbase have misdated all round 8 games to the 18th.

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