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

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