Rodzynski vs Alekhine
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[Event "Paris"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Rodzynski"] [Black "Alekhine"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C50"] [Opening "Italian: 3...d6"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 d6 4. c3 Bg4 5. Qb3 Qd7 6. Ng5 Nh6 {This develo pment of the knight at the edge of the board is justified because the f7-square is protected and with a pawn at d2 and knight at g5, White can't arrange to capture the knight with the bishop at c1.} 7. Bxf7+ {This sacrifice is motivated by the weakness of the pawn at b7, which will be captured after the exchanges at f7 are completed.} 7... Nxf7 8. Nxf7 Qxf7 9. Qxb7 {Things look bad for Black, whose knight and rook are attacked by the White queen. But the White king is defenseless, and this allows Alekhine to give up the rook.} 9... Kd7 {The king is perfectly safe here, and the White queen will be out of play in the corner.} 10. Qxa8 Qc4 { Black is going to use the weakness of the light squares to set up a mating net. } 11. f3 {This locks out the bishop, but by sacrificing another piece Black can dominate the light squares with the queen.} 11... Bxf3 12. gxf3 Nd4 { This exploits the pin on the c-file and threatens mate at e2.} 13. d3 Qxd3 { Now there is no more pin on the c-file.} 14. cxd4 Be7 15. Qxh8 {15.h4 Rxa8} 15... Bh4# 0-1
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WhiteRodzynski
BlackAlekhine
Game
Moves15
OpeningC50 — Italian: 3...d6
Result0-1
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TournamentParis
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Round0