While playing through Alekhine’s “Collection of Best Games”, my attention was caught by this position from Alekhine-Reti Vienna 1922. It’s a famous position of course, but I couldn’t escape from the feeling I’d seen this diagram in another old book: I had an image in my head of how it looked on the page read more…
Just through the door, the February 2016 edition of the new, glossy British Chess Magazine. Inside an article by Natasha and I about “Chess for Life”. To support our theory that rapid time controls are well-suited to experienced players, we each comment on a recent win from Rapidplay events! I discuss a win from the read more…
"The secret of my success: with every move I force the opponent to think for themselves!"
- Alexander Alekhine
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