By Alexander Alekhine, Igor Zaitsev
In chess literature, there have in basic terms been a number of chess books that experience instantly – and completely – proven themselves as classics, and this is often one in every of them.
The unique English variation, released seventy five years in the past, used English descriptive notation, contained just one photo, no crosstables and was once in volumes. This new 21st-century variation, awarded with smooth algebraic notation, has
• mixed either books right into a unmarried volume
• further greater than 3 dozen archival photographs
• Alekhine’s entire fit and match records
• a Foreword by way of Russian grandmaster Igor Zaitsev
• with many extra diagrams
• a finished computer-assisted analytical complement can be to be had at no cost download
Whether you are feeling as though you're revisiting an previous pal, or being brought to this superb video game assortment for the 1st time, you'll surprise at how Alekhine’s video games and works stay terribly consonant with the fashionable technique.
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Nab2 etc. But, playing for a win at all costs, I adopted another line, the consequences of which proved highly dangerous to my game. b4 White has obtained two passed pawns, but the black a-pawn will cost him a piece. Nb3 Rd1+! Gaining a most important tempo by which Black obtains prospects of an advantage. Kc4, with an ending similar to that which occurred in the game, but there only through a mistake on the part of my opponent. Kc6 The decisive mistake. Kc4! Ne4 Ra7, and, the white pawn being stopped, Black could have brought his material advantage to bear.
Nd3 a5! Better late than never! Qf4 Else Black’s attack would become irresistible. Rh3. N×f4 b5 This advance remains strong even after the exchange of queens for the white bishop is very badly placed. Ne5 There does not appear to be any other method of saving the pawn. But, after the exchange of knights, Black finds fresh resources for the attack, with the aid of his c-pawn. d×e5 c5! b3 etc. b3 (D) Again, the only chance against the threat of b5-b4 etc. d4! The winning move for this pawn will exert a decisive pressure in the ensuing rook endgame.
For this reason, White attempts, and with success, to add to his advantage by complicated combinative play. Nd4! The first aim of this move is to stalemate Black’s two minor pieces. Rfc1, followed by R×c5, White would obtain a passed pawn on the queenside without any difficulty. b3 Rfe8 This ill-timed demonstration against the e-pawn, which cannot be taken because of Nd4-c6, suggests a new plan for White. This consists in luring the rooks away from the first rank and taking advantage of the unfavorable position of the minor pieces in order to create mating threats.