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Monday, August 2, 2010

Chess Puzzle: Can you think what's on Alekhine's mind?

Alekhine-Capablanca, World Chess Championship, 1927

Hi Everybody!

Here is a nice puzzle from an Alekhine-Capablanca game dating back to the World Championship, 1927.

White has caught the black rook in a nasty pin. What is on Alekhine's mind? What's the best way that White can exploit this pin. Think awhile before running the flash player below to see the answer.

White to move

If you want to run the full game through the flashplayer then here is this Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Rubinstein Attack game.

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