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

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