Takchess Chess Improvement

A Novice chessplayer works to get better at chess using an improvement program based upon the methods of Michael de la Maza and the teachings of Dan Heisman

Monday, March 31, 2008

Thunderclouds from Blue Sky

Now this is an interesting game. After seeing the young Alekhine play this game, Schlechter said here is a future world champion.


  • At 11:53 AM, Blogger transformation said…

    very nice takchess. thank you.

    i have a large database of games in my GM classic file. but it is unstable to keep adding to it, for a variety of reasons.

    so, i now have a seperate file for new classics that i see, as candidates for inclusion in the prior.

    then i have a file of contemporary great games.

    lastly a file of contemporary games that are very good but not certifyably great.

    i have added this game to this GM classic candidate file. i dont think i had ever seen it. very nice. Alekhine was a real, true, imaginative chess genius thats for sure.

    doubtless you found it in Art of Attack, the topic of nearly all that you say :) and justly so!

    warmly, dk

  • At 3:29 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    Art of Attack has a number of Alekhine references and Al. was Vukovics ideal. However, I learned about this game from my great pred. v1. The only one of the series I own and a little above my head as are most of Alekhine's games. I work to stretch a little.


    see his 1b Collection.

  • At 3:48 PM, Blogger transformation said…

    of course, as always, because i havent read a book so closely that the binding still is not broken doesnt mean that i dont know what is in the book, such as Vukovics key paragraph at the back of the book where he says, basically, that:

    capablanca and alekhine, as paradigmatic great chess players who integrated all that came before them, like vast combines that plow gigantic fields, or giant agricultural harvesters, covered such a large and significant ground ...

    that all who followed could only really only repeat what they already did, best embodied by C & A and not needing to be restated or elaborated by Keres, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Euwe, etc.

    this is more or less what he says, only of course better than i can.

  • At 4:26 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    you said it quite well (as well 8))

    I find it interesting that a book in the 50's points to Alekhine as the Ideal.

    I would be very interested where he felt Tal/Fischer/Kasparov would compare if this was written in the 90's.

    I have become interested in Alekhine games but haven't found an updated versions/algebraic of his self annotated games this would be worthy work of Nunn to update.

    But like you I find it is necessary to concentrate on the task at hand ..AOA. before jumping into other projects.



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