By Alexander Alekhine, Igor Zaitsev

In chess literature, there have in simple terms been a couple of chess books that experience instantly – and completely – tested themselves as classics, and this can be one among them.

The unique English version, 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, provided with sleek algebraic notation, has

• mixed either books right into a unmarried volume

• extra greater than 3 dozen archival photographs

• crosstables

• Alekhine’s whole fit and match records

• a Foreword by way of Russian grandmaster Igor Zaitsev

• with many extra diagrams

• a complete computer-assisted analytical complement can also be on hand at no cost download

Whether you're feeling as though you're revisiting an outdated pal, or being brought to this ultimate online game assortment for the 1st time, you are going to wonder at how Alekhine’s video games and works stay terribly consonant with the trendy technique.

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A6 Black attempts to bring about complications that would turn to his advantage upon the slightest mistake on White’s part. 0-0 with an attack on the f-file. B×b5 Qa5+ etc. d5. 0-0! Nb5 etc. b4! This combination, both elegant and sound, gives White a winning attack. The temporary sacrifice of two minor pieces for a rook will allow the white queen to enter decisively into the game. The point is the 17th move, Ra1-b1. B×b5 R×b5 It is clear that Black has no alternative. Rb1! g. Bd2, winning in each case.

Re5! Ke2! Forcing Black to attack the pawn. K×e5, and Black wins! White’s next move settles the question. Kf2! d3, followed by Ng1-e2-Ng3, h2-h3, Ng3-h2, and f2-f4. But, in my opinion, Black can repel this attack for he has two bishops and good chances of counter-attack on the d-file. , White obtains a slight advantage. Bf4. It is, however, uncertain whether this line of play is sufficient to prevail against a correct defense. B×c6, which, in this opening, proves to be dull and lifeless. , Black could bring about a draw.

Qb5 In the hope of creating complications with the queens on the board. g. Ke1, Ra1-a3-c3-c5, c2-c4 etc. Bd4 He could have occupied the a-file now, but White is in no hurry, his opponent having no means of preventing this maneuver. Qb2 followed by Ra1. Qa7, followed by Qb8 or Rb8, etc. Qe6 The queen’s irruption into the adverse position decides the game in a few moves. Bf1 Black has no satisfactory defense and so he can, without danger, indulge in this little pleasantry. Kh2 B×g2 The last chance.

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