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By Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander (ed.)

This quantity used to be edited via foreign grasp and British Chess Champion Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, dependent partly at the notes left via Alekhine to a few of the video games. Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine (1892-1946) was once not just one of many most powerful and most unique chess gamers who ever lived, yet he used to be additionally the main arguable, moment purely to Bobby Fischer. every little thing approximately his lifestyles and dying used to be arguable and remains to be being written approximately even at the present time, even though he died in 1946, that's sixty four years in the past.

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K d 7 , and on the f o l l o w i n g m o v e W h i t e queens. In the p o s i t i o n in D i a g r a m 71 the o u t c o m e depends on whose m o v e it is. If it is B l a c k ' s he has to retreat, losing tlie o p p o s i t i o n : 1. K g 7 2. K e 6 K f 8 3. K f 6 ! , and W h i t e wins. If it is W h i t e ' s m o v e the g a m e ends in a d r a w : 1. K e 5 K e 7 2. f5 K f 7 , e t c . A l l the a b o v e applies to P a w n s on any file e x c e p t those on the edges. In the case of a R - P a w n the K i n g of the weaker side o n l y has to reach the corner square to achieve a draw.

After the opponents mobilise their forces in the opening, play usually enters the middle game stage, where the main aim is to mate the opponent or, having achieved an overwhelming advantage, compel him to resign. Quite often, however, one fails to mate the opposing King in the middle game, when there are many pieces on the board. When few chessmen remain on the board after exchanges the endgame stage arises. Here the main aim is not to mate the opponent, for neither of the sides usually has enough forces for this, b u t to promote Pawns.

GIBAUD LAZARD Paris, 1924 1. 2. 3. 4. d2-d4 Nbl-d2 d4xe5 h2-h3?? Ng8-f6 e7-e5 Nf6-g4 Clearly White lacks thoughtfulness and deliberation. He impatiently wants to drive away the fa'! approaching Knight, though actually it is not a danger to him. He could have played 4. Ngf3 Bc5 5. e3 Nc6 6. Nc4 b5 7. Nd2 a6 8. a 4 ± . 5. N g 4 - e 3 ! White resigns because the loss of the Queen is inevitable. In the case of 5. fxe3 there follows 5. Q h 4 + 6. g3 Q x g 3 + + . This miniature game was played in the championship of Paris.

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