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    Alekhine 201: 10 Gems

    Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine, October 31  1892 – March 24, 1946  was the fourth World Champion. He is often considered one of the greatest ever.

    By the age of twenty-two, he was already among the strongest chess players in the world. During the 1920s, he won most of the tournaments in which he played. In 1927, he became the fourth World Champion by defeating J. R. Capablanca, widely considered invincible, in what would stand as the longest chess championship match held until 1985.

    In the early 1930s, Alekhine dominated tournament play and won two top-class tournaments by large margins. He also played first board for France in five Olympiads, winning individual prizes in each (four medals and a brilliancy prize). Alekhine offered Capablanca a rematch on the same demanding terms that Capablanca had set for him, and negotiations dragged on for years without making much progress. Meanwhile, Alekhine defended his title with ease against Bogoljubov in 1929 and 1934. He was defeated by Dutch Grandmaster Max Euwe in 1935, but regained his crown in the 1937 rematch. 

    Alekhine is known for his fierce and imaginative attacking style, combined with great positional and endgame skill.  

    Source: Wikipedia

     

    Author Postscript:  Alekhine's autobiographical Collected Games, Vols. I, II and III are timeless classics.

    • 1Lasker 1934...
    • 6Reti 1925...
    • 2Bogoljubov 1922...
    • 7Nimzovich 1930...
    • 3Euwe, 1937 WC G2...
    • 8Euwe-Alekhine 1937 WC G7...
    • 4Capablanca 1927...
    • 9Rubinstein 1923...
    • 5Yates 1922...
    • 10Rubinstein 1926...
  • Author
    Mark Ginsburg

    Mark Ginsburg received his IM title in 1982.  He has played against many Grandmasters in the USA and in Europe.  His peak USCF rating was 2578 in 1993.