Alexander Alekhine the Complete Chess Player

Alexander Alekhine is one of the most brilliant chess players of all time. He excelled in every aspect of the game, but his tactical prowess was certainly unrivaled. Yet Alekhine was superior in quiet positions and endgames as well.

Alekhine held the world chess title for 17 years until his untimely death in 1946 at the age of 53. He won the title in 1927 by beating Capablanca and lost it for a short stint from 1935 to 1937 to Max Euwe.

In 1925 Alekhine played Richard Réti, another adherent of hypermodern chess, in Baden Baden. It is now known as one of the most beautiful games in the history of chess. Let’s found out why.

Alekhine contributed many ideas to hypermodern chess theory and Alekhine’s Defense continues to have its adherents. This opening tempts White to occupy the center with his pawns, while Black seeks to undermine White’s structure later in the game.

That’s all for today. Stay on top of COVID-19 by following the WHO Guidelines and keep showing your brilliance in all aspects of the game like Alekhine, the complete chess player.


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