Knight

A.Alekhine v W.Pratten

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A.Alekhine
W.Pratten
Portsmouth Simultaneous, 1923

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e4 dxe4 6. d5 Nf6 7. Bg5 Be7 8. Bb5+ Bd7 9. d6 Bxb5 10. dxe7 Qxd1+ 11. Rxd1 Bd3 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. Nd5 Nc6 14. Ne2 Kd7 15. e8=Q+ Rhxe8 16. Nxf6+ Ke6 17. Nxe8 Rxe8 Although White has won the exchange Black seems to have reasonable compensation! 18. f3 f5 19. Nf4+ Kd6 20. Kf2 c4 21. Rhe1 Ne5 22. Nh5 Rf8 23. Nf4 Re8 24. Nh5 b5 25. Ng3 exf3 26. gxf3 Kc5 27. Rc1 b4 28. h3 Re7 29. f4 Ng6 30. Rxe7 Nxe7 31. Kf3 Nd5 32. Rd1 Bc2 33. Rd2 b3 34. axb3 cxb3 35. Nf1 a5 36. h4 a4 37. h5 a3 38. bxa3 Nc3? 39. Rd8 b2 40. Nd2 b1=Q? Be4+ was better 41. Nxb1 Bxb1 42. Rh8 The f pawn prevents the Bishop from stopping the h pawn 42... Be4+ 43. Kf2 Nd5 44. Rxh7 Nxf4 45. h6 Kd6 46. Rg7 Ne6 47. h7 Nxg7 48. h8=Q 1-0