Saturday, 23 February 2008

Lichtenhein,Theodor - Morphy,Paul [A83]

USA-01.Kongress New York (3.4), 26.10.1857

1.d4 f5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 e6 4.e4 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Be7 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Qh5+ g6 8.Nxf6+ Qxf6 9.Qe5 Qxe5+ 10.dxe5 b6! 11.0-0-0 Bb7 12.Nh3 Rf8! 13.Rg1 Nc6 14.f4 Ke7 15.g3 d6! 16.Bg2 dxe5 17.fxe5 Rf5 18.Rge1 Rd8 19.g4 Rxd1+ 20.Kxd1 Rf8 21.Bxc6 Bxc6 22.Kd2 h6 23.Re3 g5 24.b3 Rf1 25.Re1 Rxe1! 26.Kxe1 Be4 27.Kd2 Kd7 28.c4 Kc6 29.Nf2 Bb1!! 30.Nd1 Bxa2! 31.Kc2 Kc5 32.Nc3 Bxb3+ 33.Kxb3 c6 34.Ne2 b5 35.Kc3 [35.cxb5 cxb5-+] 35...bxc4 36.Nd4 Kd5 37.Nf3 c5! 38.h3 a5! 0-1

An interesting endgame!

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Gurgenizde solution

1. g7 Rb8! {rook take off white king} 2. Rb7 $1 Rc8 3. Kb3 Kg2 4. Rc7 ! Rd8 5. Kc4 Kg3 6. Rd7! Re8 7. Kd5 Kg4 (7... Kh4 8. Re7 Rxe7 9. g8=Q Re3) 8. Re7 Rg8 9. Ke6 Kg5 10. Kf7 white promotes his pawn.

Saturday, 2 February 2008

errata corrige

I 'm sorry. Yesterday I made a mistake: the rook position is Rc7, not Rb7.

Friday, 1 February 2008


Thursday, 31 January 2008

English - Steinitz, London, 1883

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nxd4 [5.Bg5! Marco-Pillsbury, Vienna, 1898 5...f6 6.Bf4 Bb4+ 7.Nbd2 a6 8.Bc4 d6 9.0-0] 5...Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nc3 0-0 8.0-0 Ne7! 9.Qd2 d5! 10.exd5 Nexd5 11.Nxd5 Qxd5 12.Be2 Ng4 13.Bxg4 Bxg4 14.Nb3 [14.h3! Bd7 15.Rfd1] 14...Qxd2 15.Nxd2 Rad8 [15...Bxb2? 16.Rab1] 16.c3 Rfe8 17.Nb3 b6 18.h3 Be6 19.Rfd1 c5! the d4 square. Black has two bishop advantage, black control the column d. 20.Bg5 f6! 21.Bf4 Kf7 22.f3 g5! 23.Rxd8? [23.Be3? Rxd1+ 24.Rxd1 Bxb3!;23.Bc7™] 23...Rxd8 24.Be3 h6! now black threat the advance of f5-f4! 25.Re1 f5 26.f4 Bf6 27.g3 a5! 28.Nc1 a4 29.a3 Bc4 30.Kf2 gxf4! It's a transformation of advatage. Black should change minor pieces his rook can attack. Bishop and knight are passive pieces, but they control too squares of column d! 31.Bxf4 Bg5! 32.Bxg5 hxg5 33.Ke3 Kf6 34.h4 [34.Rh1 Ke5 35.Kf3 f4 36.-- Rd2] 34...gxh4 35.gxh4 Re8+ 36.Kf2 Rxe1 37.Kxe1 Ke5 38.Ne2 Bxe2! 39.Kxe2 Kf4 40.c4 Kg4 41.Ke3 f4+ 42.Ke4 f3 43.Ke3 Kg3 0-1

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

unknown player-Steinitz

1.Nf3 Qh4!! 2.Nxh4 [2.Qxc5 Rxg2+ 3.Kxg2 (3.Kh1 Rxh2+!) 3...Qf2+] 2...Bxe3! 3.Ng6+ hxg6 4.g3 Re2+ 5.Kh1 Rxe1+ 6.Kg2 Rg1+ 7.Kh3 Nf2+ 8.Kh4 Rf4+ 9.gxf4 [9.Kg5 Rg4#] 9...Rg4#

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Morphy,P - Lichtenhein,T

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Nc3 d5 5.Bxd5 Nf6 6.Bb3 Bd6 7.d3 0-0 8.h3 h6? now White can launch his attack on kingside 9.Be3 Nc6 10.Qd2 [10.g4!? Na5 11.g5 hxg5‚] 10...Na5 11.g4! Nxb3 12.axb3 Bd7 13.Rg1 Nh7 14.Ne4 Kh8 15.g5 h5 16.Nh4! g6 17.Qe2 Bc6 18.f4 [18.Nf5!? gxf5 19.Nf6] 18...exf4 [18...Bxe4 19.dxe4 exf4 20.Bd4+ Kg8 21.Nf5 Nxg5!] 19.Bd4+ Kg8 20.Nf5 Re8 21.Nh6+ Kf8 22.0-0-0 Bxe4 [22...Ba3?! 23.Bf6! Nxf6 24.gxf6 Bd6 25.Qxh5!! Bxe4 26.dxe4 Qxf6; 22...Nxg5!? 23.Nxf7! Kxf7! 24.Nxg5+ Qxg5!! 25.Qxe8+ Rxe8 26.Rxg5 f3©] 23.dxe4 Qe7 24.e5 Bxe5 [24...Bc5!? 25.Nf5!? gxf5 26.Bxc5 Qxc5 27.Qxh5 Qxe5 (27...Kg8? 28.g6!) 28.Qxh7 Rad8] 25.Bxe5 Qxe5 26.Rd7! Qg7? [26...Nxg5!? 27.Rxg5 Qf6 28.Qc4 (28.Qxh5 Rad8!) 28...Re1+ 29.Kd2 Re7 30.Rxe7 Qxe7 31.Re5 Qf6 Sergeant analisys] 27.Qc4 Re7 28.Rxe7 Kxe7 29.Re1+ 1-0

Monday, 28 January 2008

Steinitz- Neumann, Dundee, 1867

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.d4 Qh4+ 5.Ke2 d6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Bxf4 Bxf3+ 8.Kxf3 [8.gxf3!? Qxf4 9.Nd5 Steinitz played this line against Rosenthal in Baden tournament] 8...Nge7 9.Be2 0-0-0 10.Be3 Qf6+ 11.Kg3 d5 12.Bg4+ Kb8 13.e5 Qg6 14.Kf2 h5 [14...Nf5! 15.Re1 Nxe5 16.dxe5 d4 17.Kg1 Bc5!ƒ] 15.Bh3! f6 [15...Nf5? 16.Qd3!] 16.exf6 Qxf6+ 17.Qf3 Qxf3+ 18.gxf3! White fight for e4 square and take the g column. The g7 pawn is weak. 18...g6 19.Ne2! Nf5 20.Bxf5 gxf5 21.c3 Bd6 22.Bf4! dark squares are the principal weaknes of black. 22...Kc8 23.Rhg1 Kd7 24.Rg7+ Ne7 25.Rag1 Ke6 [25...Rhg8 26.Bxd6 cxd6 27.Nf4 what weak is this pawn structure!] 26.Bxd6 Rxd6 27.Nf4+ Kf6 28.Nd3 Rb6 29.b3 Rh6 30.Ne5 Rb5 [30...-- 31.Nd7+;
30...Ke6 31.Ng6! Nxg6 32.R1xg6+ Rxg6 33.Rxg6+ Ke7 34.Rxb6 axb6 35.Kg3] 31.a4 Ra5 [31...Rxb3? 32.Nd7+ Ke6 33.Nc5+] 32.b4 Ra6 33.Nd7+ Ke6 34.Nc5+ 1-0

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Morphy - Paulsen, USA-01.Kongress New York, NY USA (4.1), 29.10.1857

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.Nf3 e6 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 Bb6 6.Nc3 Ne7 7.Bf4 0-0 8.Bd6 f5 9.e5 the weak d6 square 9...a6 10.Be2 Nbc6 11.0-0 Rf7 12.Kh1 f4 13.Ne4 Nf5 14.Bh5 g6 15.Bg4 Ng7 16.Qf3 h5 17.Bh3 Qh4 18.Nf6+ Kh8 19.Qe4 Qg5 20.g3! f3 21.Nd2!! Bd8 [21...Qxd2? 22.Qxg6+-;
21...Nxe5 22.Bxe5 Rxf6 23.Nxf3!] 22.Nxf3 Qh6 23.Rg1 Bxf6 24.exf6 Ne8 25.Bf4 Nxf6 26.Qxc6!! Qxf4 [26...bxc6? 27.Bxh6 Ne4 28.Ne5 Nxf2+ 29.Kg2 Rf6 30.Raf1] 27.Qxc8+! Rxc8 28.gxf4 Rxc2 29.Rac1 Rxf2 30.Rc8+ Ng8 31.Ne5 Rg7 32.Nxg6+! Kh7 33.Nf8+ Kh6 34.Nxd7! Rxd7 35.Rcxg8 Rxf4 36.Bxe6 Re7? [36...Rdf7! 37.Bxf7 Rxf7+-] 37.R8g6+ Kh7 38.Bg8+ Kh8 39.Rh6+ Rh7 40.Rxh7# 1-0

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Steinitz - Mongredien, London, 1863

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.c3 b6 4.Be3 Bb7 5.Nd2 d6 6.Ngf3 e5 7.dxe5! A profilactical move. Now the white has a solid center and his king can remain at center 7...dxe5 8.Bc4 Ne7 9.Qe2 0-0 10.h4! Nd7 11.h5 c5 12.hxg6 Nxg6 [12...hxg6 13.Ng5 -- 14.0-0-0?] 13.0-0-0 a6 right idea, but too slow to be practical. Black would close the diagonal a2-g8 14.Ng5 Nf6 [14...h6 15.Nxf7 Rxf7 16.Qg4!] 15.Nxh7! Nxh7 16.Rxh7 [16.Qh5! Nf6 17.Qxg6 Qc8 18.Rh7!! Nxh7 19.Bh6] 16...Kxh7 [16...b5 it doesn't work 17.Qh5! bxc4 18.Rxg7+ Kxg7 19.Qh6+ Kg8 20.Rh1 Re8 21.Bxc5 Re7 22.Nxc4?] 17.Qh5+ Kg8 18.Rh1 Re8 19.Qxg6 Qf6 20.Bxf7+! Qxf7 [20...Kf8 21.Bxe8 Rxe8 22.Rh8+ Bxh8 23.Bh6+] 21.Rh8+ Kxh8 22.Qxf7 1-0

Friday, 25 January 2008

Anderssen study solutions

1. Kb1! Bh5 2. Rg6 !

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Anderssen, 1848

Here's a three move problem by Anderssen.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Anderssen - Morphy, Paris, 1858

1.a3?! e5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e3 Be6 6.Nf3 Bd6 7.Be2 0-0 8.0-0 Nxc3 9.bxc3 f5 10.d4 e4 11.Nd2 Rf6 12.f4 Rh6?! 13.g3 Nd7 14.Nc4 Bxc4 15.Bxc4+ Kh8 16.Ra2 Qe7 17.a4 Nf6 18.Qb3 b6 19.Be6? Re8 20.Bc4 [20.Bxf5 g6-+] 20...Ng4 21.Rg2 Rb8 22.Be2 Nf6 23.c4 c6 24.Bb2 Qf7 25.Qc2 Be7 26.Bc3 Rg8 27.Ra1 g5 28.fxg5 Rxg5 29.a5 Bd6 30.axb6 axb6 31.Ra8+?! [31.c5 bxc5 32.dxc5 Be7 (32...Bxc5!? 33.Bxf6+ Qxf6 34.Qxc5) ] 31...Rg8 32.Qa4 Rxa8 33.Qxa8+ Qe8 34.Qxe8+ [34.Qb7!] 34...Nxe8 35.c5 Bc7 36.Bc4 [36.Rf2! Ng7 37.d5!] 36...Kg7 37.cxb6? [37.d5+!!] 37...Bxb6 38.Rb2 Bc7 39.Rb7 Kf6 40.Bb4 Rg6 41.Bf8! h5 42.Kf2 h4! 43.gxh4 Rg4 44.h5 Rh4 45.h6 Rxh2+ 46.Kg1 Rh3 47.Bf1 Rg3+ [47...Rxe3? 48.h7!] 48.Kf2 Rg4 49.Bc4 Rh4 50.Bg8 Bd6 51.Bxd6 Nxd6 52.Rd7 Ne8 53.h7 Kg5 54.Re7 Nd6 55.Re6 Nc4 56.Rxc6 Nd2 57.Ke2 Rh2+ 58.Kd1 Nf3 59.Rc7! Kg6 60.d5 f4 61.exf4 e3 62.Re7 e2+ 63.Rxe2 Rh1+ 64.Kc2 Nd4+ 65.Kd2 Nxe2 66.Kxe2 Kg7 67.Ke3 Re1+ 68.Kd4 Rf1 69.Ke5 Re1+ 70.Kf5 Rd1 71.Be6 Rd4 72.Ke5 Rd1 73.f5 Rh1 74.f6+ Kxh7 75.Kd6 Ra1 76.Ke7 Ra7+ 77.Bd7 1-0

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Sehwers, 1922 solution

1. Kg3 Ke1 (1... Kg1 2. Bc5) 2. Kf3 e2 (2... Kd1 3. Rh1+ Kc2 4. Kxe3 Kb2 5. Bc5) 3. Rh1+ Kd2 4. Bb4+ Kc2 5. Kxe2 Kb2 6. Kd2 *

Monday, 21 January 2008

Sehwers, 1922

4n3/4B2R/8/8/8/4p2K/p7/5k2 w - - 0 1

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Alekhine - Keres, Salzburg, 1942

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Qe2 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.Rd1 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Bg5?! Bg4 13.dxe5 dxe5 14.Nbd2 Rfd8 [14...Nh5! 15.h3 Bxf3 16.Nxf3 Bxg5 17.Nxg5 Nf4] 15.Nf1 Nh5 16.h3 Be6 17.Ne3! to control the weak squares d5 and f5 17...f6 18.Nh2 g6 19.Bh6 Bf8 20.Bxf8 Kxf8 21.g3! Rxd1+ [21...Bxh3? 22.Nd5 Qa7 23.g4!] 22.Bxd1! Rd8 23.a4 Nc4 24.axb5 axb5 25.Nd5! Qb7 [25...Bxd5 26.exd5 Rxd5 27.Qe4!] 26.b3 Nd6 27.c4 bxc4 28.bxc4 Bxd5 29.exd5 Ng7 30.Ng4 Qe7 31.Bc2 Nge8 32.h4 e4 33.Ne3! Qe5? 34.Ra7 a rook is always a strong piece on seventh and on eighth 34...Kg8 35.Ng4 Qd4 36.Bxe4!! f5 [36...Qxe4 37.Qxe4 Nxe4 38.Nh6+ Kh8 (38...Kf8 39.Rf7#) 39.Nf7++-] 37.Nh6+?! [37.Bxf5! gxf5 (37...Nxf5 38.Qe6+ Kh8 39.Ne5) 38.Qe6+ Kh8 39.Qh6 -- 40.Nf6] 37...Kh8 38.Bc2 Qf6 39.Qe6 Qxe6 40.dxe6 Rc8 41.Nf7+ Nxf7 42.exf7 Nd6 43.Bd3 Kg7 44.f8Q+ Kxf8 45.Rxh7 Kg8 46.Rd7 Ne8 47.h5 gxh5 48.Bxf5 Ra8 49.Be6+ Kh8 50.Rd5 Nf6 51.Rxc5 Kg7 52.Kg2 Ra2 53.Bf5 Ra3 54.Rc7+ Kh6 55.Rf7 Ra6 56.f4 h4 57.g4 1-0

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Alekhine - Richter, Munich, 1942

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.d4 cxd5 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Nf3 Be7 8.Bd3 0-0 9.0-0 dxc4 10.Bxc4 b6 11.a3 Bb7 12.Qd3! Nd5 [12...Na5 13.Ba2 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 Qxd4 15.b4 Nc4 16.Rad1+-] 13.Bxd5 Bxg5 [13...exd5 14.Bxe7! the black has a bad bishop and the weak square d5] 14.Be4 f5 [14...g6? 15.Qb5!] 15.Nxg5 Qxg5 [15...fxe4 16.Ncxe4!! Qxd4 17.Nf6+ Rxf6 18.Qxh7+ Kf8 19.Qh8+ Ke7 20.Qxg7++-] 16.Bf3 Kh8 17.Rfe1 Rad8 18.Qf1!! Rxd4 19.Qb5! Rd6 20.Ne4 Qg6 21.Nxd6!? [21.Bh5!! Qxh5 22.Nxd6 Nd4 23.Qd3 Nf3+? 24.gxf3 Bxf3 25.Re3 Qg4+ 26.Kf1 Qh3+ 27.Ke1+-] 21...Nd4 22.Bxb7 Nxb5 23.Nxb5 Qf6 24.Nc3 e5 25.Rad1 e4 26.Rd7! with the next moves Alekhine improves the coordination of his pieces 26...h5 27.h3 h4 28.Red1 Kh7 29.Ba6 Rf7 30.R7d6 Qg5 31.R6d5 Qf4 32.Ne2! Qg5 33.Nd4 Rf6 34.Be2! Kh6 35.Nc2 Rf7 36.Ne3 g6 37.Bc4 Qf4 38.Rd6 Rc7 39.b3 Kh7 40.a4 Qe5 41.Re6 Qc3 42.Nd5 Qc2 43.Rf1 Rg7 44.f3! exf3 45.Rxf3 Kh6 46.Ne3 1-0

Friday, 18 January 2008

Williams - Kennedy, London, 1848

1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 e5 3.d5 Nce7 4.Nf3 Ng6 5.Be3 Bb4+ 6.c3 Ba5 7.Bd3 Bb6 8.0-0 N8e7 9.Qd2 d6 10.c4 0-0 11.Nc3 Ba5! 12.Ne1 f5 13.f4 fxe4 14.Bxe4 Bf5 15.Bxf5 Nxf5 16.fxe5? Nxe3 white resigns 17.Qxe3 Bb6 0-1

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Alekhine - Podgorny, Prague, 1942

1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Be2 cxd4 7.cxd4 e6 8.Nc3 Bb4 9.0-0 Qa5 10.a3! The black king is on center. White's pieces are better developed than black's pieces. A beautiful gambit! 10...Nf6 11.d5!! exd5 [11...Nxd5 12.Nxd5 exd5 (12...Bxf3 13.axb4 Bxe2 14.Qxe2 Qxa1 15.Nc7+) 13.Nd4! Nxd4 14.Bxg4] 12.axb4! Qxa1 13.Nd2! Bxe2 14.Qxe2+ Ne7 15.Re1! 0-0 16.Nb3! Qa6 17.Qxa6 bxa6 18.Rxe7 Rab8 19.b5 axb5 20.Rxa7 b4 21.Ne2 Rfc8 22.f3 Ra8 23.Rxa8 Rxa8 White must move his king toward the weak pawn d5 to win the game 24.Kf2 Nd7 25.Nf4 Nb6 26.Ke3 Rc8 27.Kd3 g5 28.Nh5 and Black resigned. 1-0

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Saint Amant,Pierre Charles Four - Staunton,Howard

A beautiful attacking game.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Bilguer - Von Der Lasa,, Berlin, 1839

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bb4+ 5.c3 dxc3 6.0-0! cxb2? [6...d6! the development of pieces!] 7.Bxb2 f6 Now the kingside is too weak [7...Bf8!] 8.Qb3 Nh6 White has more pieces developed, so he can open the lines 9.e5! fxe5 10.Nxe5 Qe7 11.Nxc6 bxc6 towards the center [11...dxc6? 12.Bxg7! Qxg7 13.Qxb4 now black cannot play d5 and his king isn't safe] 12.Bxg7 Qxg7 13.Qxb4 d5 14.Re1+ Kd8 15.Nc3! Bh3 16.g3 dxc4 17.Rad1+ Bd7 18.Qb7 Rc8 19.Qxc6! Re8 20.Rxd7+! Qxd7 21.Qf6+ Re7 22.Nd5! Ng8 23.Qg5 Qe8 24.Rd1 1-0

Monday, 14 January 2008

Dubois - Steinitz, London 1862

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 d6 5.d3 Nf6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 [7.Be3 he should play this to take control of the g5 square] 7...g5 8.Bg3? h5!! 9.h4 [9.Nxg5 h4 10.Nxf7 hxg3 11.Nxd8 Bg4 12.Qd2 Nd4 13.Nc3 Nf3+! 14.gxf3 Bxf3 15.hxg3 Rh1#] 9...Bg4 10.c3 Qd7! 11.d4 exd4 12.e5 dxe5 13.Bxe5 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 Qf5! forcing the opening of the h column 15.Nxg4 hxg4 16.Bd3 Qd5 17.b4 0-0-0! 18.c4 [18.bxc5 Rxh4!] 18...Qc6 19.bxc5 Rxh4 20.f3 Rdh8 21.fxg4 Qe8! 22.Qe1 Qe3+! 23.Qxe3 dxe3 Steinit reaches the winning endgame he had calculated 24.g3 Rh1+ 25.Kg2 R8h2+ 26.Kf3 Rxf1+ 27.Bxf1 Rf2+ 28.Kxe3 Rxf1 29.a4 Kd7 30.Kd3 Nxg4 31.Kc3 Ne3 32.Ra2 Rxb1 33.Rd2+ Kc6 34.Re2 Rc1+ 35.Kd2 Rc2+ 36.Kxe3 Rxe2+ 37.Kxe2 f5 38.Ke3 Kxc5 39.Kd3 f4 0-1

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Reiner-Steinitz, Vienna 1860

This is one of the first games of Steinitz I studied. I like it because I'm weak at calculating variants. While I studied this game, I learned how important the positional game is. Steinitz doesn't castle, but he takes the initiative and he attacks: it seems he doesn't need to calculate because he know the position very well!

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.0-0 d6 6.c3 Bg4 7.Qb3 Bxf3! 8.Bxf7+ Kf8 9.Bxg8? Rxg8 10.gxf3 g5!! 11.Qe6 Ne5 12.Qf5+ Kg7 13.Kh1 Kh8 14.Rg1 g4! 15.f4! Nf3 16.Rxg4 Qh4! 17.Rg2 Qxh2+! 18.Rxh2 Rg1# 0-1

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Rusinek, 1978 solution

1. a7 Ra5 (1... Bxe5+ 2. Ke4 Ra5 3. a8=Q) 2. e6 Bxe6 (2... Ba4 3. e7 Rxa7 4.
Re4 Be8 5. Re1+ Kg2 6. Re2+) 3. Re4 Bc1+ 4. Kg3 Ra3+ 5. Kf2 Ra2+ 6. Kg3 Rg2+ 7.
Kf3 (7. Kh4 Bg5+ 8. Kh5 Bf7#) 7... Bd5 8. a8=Q Bxa8 *

Friday, 11 January 2008

Rusinek, 1978

A difficult endgame study

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Alekhine - Fine, Hastings, 1936

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 Na5 9.Bc2 c5 10.d4 Qc7 11.Nbd2 0-0 12.Nf1 Bg4 13.Ne3! an interesting gambit... to take the initiative 13...Bxf3 14.Qxf3 cxd4 15.Nf5 dxc3 16.Qxc3! Rfc8 17.Qg3 Bf8 18.Bd3 Nc6 19.Bg5 Ne8 20.Rac1?! Alekhine should attack the weakened pawn d6 with Rad1 and he should seize the initiative with a3 20...Qb7 21.a3 g6 22.Nh6+ Bxh6 23.Bxh6 Nd4 24.Rcd1 b4 25.f4!! the key move which allows Alekhine to attack the f7 pawn 25...exf4 26.Qxf4 bxa3 27.bxa3 Rc3!? 28.Qf2 Ne6 29.a4 Rac8 30.Rf1 R3c7 31.Rb1 Qc6 32.a5! Nc5 33.Bc4 Qd7 34.Qa2! Nxe4 35.Rxf7 Qxf7 36.Bxf7+ Rxf7 37.Qe6! 1-0

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Zepler 1930 solution

1.h8N! [1.-- Kxg3 (1...Kg1 2.Ng4 Kxh1 3.Qf1#; 1...Ke1 2.Ne4 Kd1 3.Qf1#; 1...Kxe3 2.Ne4 Kd4 3.Nc2#) 2.Qe2 Kh3 3.Qg2#]

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Zepler 1930

A difficult three-move problem.


Monday, 7 January 2008

Alekhine - Euwe Avro 1938

With the following game I learned how to take advantage of double bishop versus double knight. It's not a very well known masterpiece!

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Alekhine - Euwe 17 world championship

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Friday, 4 January 2008

Alekhine - Euwe, Notthingam 1936

One of Alekhine's best games!

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Euwe - Alekhine

It willn't one of the best games of the match, but it's a game I love. I never played 19th move and I'd have to mistake. Euwe can't take the bishop.

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Keres-Alekhine part3

Did you decide which is the 34th black move?

I had problem to type! in my database, it change ! with 1$. I'm sorry.
From today I become to issue entire game, I comment only the interesting sequence of moves.
I hope you enjoed this queen endgame!

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Keres - part 2

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