Alekhine, Alexander vs Book, Eero
Margate | Margate | 25 Apr 1938 | Round 6
[Event "Margate"] [Site "Margate"] [Date "1938.04.25"] [Round "6"] [White "Alekhine, Alexander"] [Black "Book, Eero"] [Result "1-0"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [ECO "D26"] [Opening "QGA: 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4"] 1.d4 {In this game we see Alekhine's "material", "attack", "keep pieces" and "king tropism" settings at work. Even though he was not a real engine.} d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 c5 6.O-O Nc6 7.Qe2 a6 8.Nc3 b5 9.Bb3 b4 10.d5 {Rather than move his attacked knight, Alekhine plays an attacking move instead. If bxc3 white plays dxc6 and quickly brings a rook to d1, plays e4, Ne5 and such ideas to develop attacking ideas.} Na5 11.Ba4+ Bd7 12.dxe6 {The bishops on d7 are going to exchange, but Alekhine will exchange them under conditions that suit only him. These conditions also gain time, develop attack and allow white to get pieces close to the enemy king (king tropism).} fxe6 13.Rd1 bxc3 14.Rxd7 Nxd7 15.Ne5 Ra7 16.bxc3 Ke7 17.e4 Nf6 18.Bg5 Qc7 19.Bf4 Qb6 20.Rd1 g6 21.Bg5 Bg7 22.Nd7 Rxd7 23.Rxd7+ Kf8 24.Bxf6 Bxf6 25.e5 {If the bishop moves white plays Qf3 with mate coming.} {#r} 1-0
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