Alekhine vs Saemisch
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[Event "Vienna"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Alekhine"] [Black "Saemisch"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B32"] [Opening "Sicilian: Open, 2...Nc6"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. c4 {The Maroczy bind which gives White control of the center after which Black must grovel, trying to find some counterplay.} 5... Bg7 6. Nb3 { 6.Be3 Developing a piece while protecting the knight is more thematic.} 6... Nf6 7. Nc3 d6 8. Be2 Be6 {Black's light squared bishop turns out to be a target on the e6 square. Better was to castle. 8...O-O 9.O-O Bd7 10.Be3 would yield White a space advantage due to his pawns at c4 and e4.} 9. O-O h5 { This strange looking move is directed against White playing 10.f4.} 10. c5 { White should just have continued with his development.} 10... dxc5 {Black retur ns the favor as after the exchange of queens his king will remain in the center and subject to attack. Better was 10...d5 11.Nd4 Nxd4 12.Qxd4 dxe4 13. Qb4 Qc8 14.Nxe4 Nxe4 15.Qxe4 O-O when Black's active bishops compensate for White's queenside} 11. Nxc5 Bc8 12. Qxd8+ Kxd8 {12...Nxd8 13.Nb5 O-O 14. Nc7 Rb8 15.Bf4 with an advantage to White due to his more active pieces.} 13. Rd1+ Nd7 14. Bc4 {White wins material since Black can't defend his f-pawn.} 14... Bxc3 {14...Rf8 15.Nb5 a6 16.Bxf7 Rxf7 17.Ne6+ Ke8 18.Nbc7+ mates.} 15. Bxf7 Kc7 {15...Nd4 would allow White a winning combination: 16.Rxd4 Bxd4 17.Ne6++} 16. Ne6+ Kb8 17. bxc3 { White has a won game due to his extra pawn and Black's lagging development.} 17... Nde5 18. Bf4 Bxe6 19. Bxe6 Rf8 20. Bg3 {Black resigned due to the pin on his knight which will cost him further material.} 1-0
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WhiteAlekhine
BlackSaemisch
Game
Moves20
OpeningB32 — Sicilian: Open, 2...Nc6
Result1-0
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TournamentVienna
Location?
Round0