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Alexander Alekhine vs Benitez / Vidal
Simul (1939), Caracas VEN
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Modern Defense (B13)  ·  1-0



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Jun-19-05  azaris: What happens after 16...Rxf7 17.Bxe6 Rxc3?
Jun-19-05  lopium: That ain't this line I guess. Maybe 16...Rxf7, then 17.Qxe6 Qe8, 18.Qxe7, if 18...Rxc4, then Qxb7, winning. Or if they exchange Queens, the same problem appear, with the rook menacing the b7 Bishop.
Aug-09-06  Helios727: 19. Qxb7 would not work because of 19... Rxb7
Aug-09-06  Helios727: Chessmaster gives the ending as:

16... Rxf7 17. Bxe6 Rxc3 18. d5 Bd6 19. Bxf7+ Kxf7 20. Bxf6 gxf6 21. Qh5+ Kg7 22. Rd4 Be5 23. Rh4 Qh8 24. d6 Bc6 25. Rd1 Rc5 26. Qg4+ Kf7 27. f4 Bxf4 28. Qxf4 h5 29. Qg4 Qh6 30. Qg3 Rg5 31. Qb3+ Kg7 32. g3 Rb5 33. Qa3 Ra5 34. Qc1 Bd7 35. Qxh6+ Kxh6 36. Re4 Rxa2 37. Re7 Bh3 38. d7 Bxd7 39. Rdxd7 a6 40. Re6 Ra1+ 41. Kg2 Ra2+ 42. Kh3 Kg6 43. Rxb6 h4 44. g4 a5 45. Ra6 a4 46. Rda7 Rd2 47. Rxa4 Rf2 48. Ra2 Rf4 49. Kxh4 Rd4 50. Rc2 Rd6 51. Rcc7 f5 52. Rg7+ Kf6 53. Rgf7+ Ke5 54. Rxf5+ Ke6 55. Kg5 Rd8 56. Ra6+ Ke7 57. Rff6 Ke8 58. Rae6+ Kd7 59. Rd6+ Kc7 60. Rxd8 Kxd8 61. h4 Ke8 62. h5 Kd8 63. h6 Ke7 64. h7 Kd7 65. h8=Q Ke7 66. Qg7+ Kd8 67. Rf8# 1-0

So there may have been lots of fight left in this game.

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  kingscrusher: The sac seems unsound:

53: Alexander Alekhine - Benitez / Vidal 1-0 0.0, Simul Caracas VEN 1939

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Analysis by Stockfish 14:

1. ∓ (-1.52): 16...Rxf7 17.Bxe6 Bd5 18.Bxf7+ Kxf7 19.Rc1 Bc4 20.Qc2 h6 21.Bh4 Qd7 22.Re5 Bd8 23.Rce1 Bd5 24.Qe2 Kf8 25.h3 b5 26.Re3 a6 27.Re5 Bc4 28.Qc2 Bf7 29.Bg3 Bd5 30.R1e3 Kf7 31.Qe2 Kg8 32.Bh4 Bc4

Black is clearly better

(Gavriel, 16.07.2021)

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