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

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