Fine vs Alekhine
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[Event "AVRO"] [Site "AVRO"] [Round "0"] [White "Fine"] [Black "Alekhine"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C70"] [Opening "Spanish: 4.Ba4"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. O-O Bd7 6. c3 g6 7. d4 Bg7 8. dxe5 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 dxe5 10. f4 {A suprising advance. Once might expect that a weakening of White's e-pawn would prove to be a serious matter in the subsequent play, but the fact is that it is Black who has great difficulties because of the open f-file} 10... Bxa4 (10... Bb5 11. Bxb5+ axb5 12. Qb3 Qd7 13. fxe5 Bxe5 14. Na3 c6 15. Bf4) 11. Qxa4+ Qd7 (11... b5 12. Qb3 { Black's Queenside is seriously weakened}) 12. Qxd7+ Kxd7 13. fxe5 Ke6 14. Bf4 { This is the position at which White was aiming when he played 10. Pf4. Clearly Black can't win back the pawn at once, since if he captures on e5, he leaves the f-pawn unprotected. It is also clear that the White e-pawn cannot be held indefinitely. Fine actually sized up the situation very acutely. The recapture of the e-pawn will cost previous time which White will be able to put to good use. Despite the relatively reduced material, the position of the Black King in the centre will be a focal point of key tactical blowslater} 14... Rf8 15. Nd2 Bxe5 16. Nb3 Bxf4 17. Rxf4 (17. Nc5+ Kd6 18. Nxb7+ Kc6 19. Na5+ Kb5 $19) 17... b6 18. a4 $1 Ke5 $2 (18... a5) 19. g3 $1 {Black very likely overlooked the force of this innocent move. The advantage of White's actual move is that his Queen Rook remains on its own file - a very important point in view of the threatened a5} (19. Raf1 f5 20. g4 Ne7) 19... Nf6 (19... g5 20. Rf5+ Kxe4 21. Raf1 {mating net}) (19... a5 20. Nd4 Nf6 21. Nf3+ Ke6 22. Ng5+ Ke5 23. Raf1 { winning the f-pawn}) 20. Nd2 Nh5 (20... Nd7) 21. Rf2 Ke6 (21... a5 22. b4) 22. a5 $1 Ra8 (22... b5 23. Nb3) 23. Raf1 Rhd8 (23... Rhf8 24. g4 Ng7 25. axb6 cxb6 26. Rf6+ {Wining the b-pawn}) 24. Nf3 Ke7 (24... -- 25. Ng5+ (25. Nd4+)) (24... f6 25. Nd4+ Kd7 26. g4) 25. axb6 cxb6 26. Ng5 h6 (26... f6 27. Nxh7 Rd6 28. g4) 27. Rxf7+ Kd6 28. Nf3 g5 29. Nd4 Re8 30. Rh7 Rh8 31. Rff7 Rxh7 32. Rxh7 Rf8 33. Rxh6+ Nf6 34. Nf3 Kc5 35. Nd2 g4 36. Rg6 Nd7 37. Rxg4 Ne5 38. Rg5 Kd6 39. Rf5 Rd8 40. Nf3 Nd3 41. Rd5+ Ke7 42. Rxd8 Kxd8 43. b3 Ke7 44. Nd2 a5 45. Kf1 b5 46. Ke2 1-0
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Players
WhiteFine
BlackAlekhine
Game
Moves46
OpeningC70 — Spanish: 4.Ba4
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentAVRO
LocationAVRO
Round0