Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, 1902-1946: 2543 Games of the Former World Champion, Many Annotated by Alekhine, with 1868 Diagrams, Fully Indexed

Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, 1902-1946: 2543 Games of the Former World Champion, Many Annotated by Alekhine, with 1868 Diagrams, Fully Indexed

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Overview

 This is by far the most comprehensive accounting of the games of this brilliant chess player: an exhaustive catalog the result of many years of digging—an effort unparalleled in the history of chess game collections. Many of the games are annotated by Alekhine and range from his earliest correspondence tournaments in 1902 through his final match with Francisco Lupi at Estoril, Portugal, in January 1946.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476679426
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/11/2019
Edition description: Annotated
Pages: 824
Sales rank: 795,121
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Leonard M. Skinner is a marine scientist who lives in South Glamorgan, Wales. Robert G.P. Verhoeven lives in The Hague, the Netherlands, and was formerly a librarian in the chess department of the Royal Dutch Library.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


• Volume 1 •

Foreword x

Preface xii

1. Correspondence Events 1902–1904: Aleksandr or Aleksei?

Alekhine’s Early Chess Career 1

Shakhmatnoe Obozrenie Correspondence Tournament No. 6, 1902–1903 3

Shakhmatnoe Obozrenie Correspondence Tournament No. 7, 1903–1904 6

Correspondence Match Against Vereshchagin 1904 7

2. Correspondence Events 1905–1907

Shakhmatnoe Obozrenie Correspondence Tournament No. 16, 1905–1906 8

Correspondence Match Against Aleksei Alekhine, 1906 11

F Shakhovskoi Correspondence Tournament No. 1, 1906–1907 11

Correspondence Match Against Geish Ollisevich, 1907 15

Informal Games Played Over the Board 15

3. On the Way to the Master’s Title 1907–1909

Informal, Correspondence and Club Events 1907–1908 17

Minor International and Club Events 1908–1909 30

All Russian Amateur Tournament at St. Petersburg, 15 February–12 March 1909 34

4. Young Russian Master 1909–1911

Club and Other Minor Events 1909–1910 42

Shakhmatnoe Obozrenie Correspondence Tournament No. 17, 1909–1910 43

Club, Correspondence and Other Minor Events, 1909–1911 45

17th DSB Congress, Masters Tournament, Hamburg, 18 July–6 August 1910 48

Club and Other Minor Events 1910–1911 52

2nd International Tournament at Karlsbad, 20 August–24 September 1911 54

Club Events 1911 60

5. International Consolidation 1912–1913

Club Events Early in 1912 61

Nordic Masters Tournament at Stockholm, 25 June–7 July 1912 63

Tournament of Russian Masters at Vilna, 19 August–17 September 1912 65

Club and Other Minor Events October 1912–February 1913 68

Match Against Levitsky Played in St. Petersburg, 28 February–16 March 1913 72

Quadrangular Tournament at St. Petersburg, 17–22 April 1913 79

International Tournament at Scheveningen and Some Associated Minor Events 80

Various Events in Paris and London, September 1913 86

Exhibition Games Played in St. Petersburg, 14–23 December 1913 88

6. Grandmaster Success 1914

All Russian Masters Tournament at St. Petersburg, 4–30 January 1914 89

International Grandmaster Tournament at St. Petersburg, 21 April–22 May 1914 96

Various Minor Events in St. Petersburg and Paris, 1914 100

19th DSB Congress, Masters Tournament, Mannheim, 20 July–1 August 1914 101

7. War and Revolution 1914–1917

After Mannheim, August–October 1914 108

Events in Moscow and Petrograd, 1914–1915 109

Club Tournament in Moscow, 22 October–December 1915 113

Other Events, 1915 117

Events in the Ukraine, Moscow and Petrograd, 1916–1917 117

 8. Soviet Russia 1917–1921

Various Events in Moscow, the Ukraine and Petrograd 1917–1919 123

Moscow Championship, October 1919–January 1920 130

Various Events in Moscow 1920 131

All Russian Chess Olympiad, Masters Tournament, Moscow, 4–25 October 1920 132

Match Against Grigoriev Played in Moscow, March 1921 134

 9. Re-emergence in the West 1921–1922

Events in Berlin, June 1921 136

Events in Triberg, June–July 1921 139

International Tournament at Triberg, 7 July–16 July 1921 140

International Tournament at Budapest, 7–19 September 143

Exhibitions in Czechoslovakia and The Netherlands, October 1921 147

International Tournament at The Hague, 25 October–5 November 1921 149

Various Events in The Netherlands and Germany, October 1921–January 1922 151

10. Wanderer in Europe 1922–1923

Exhibitions in France, Switzerland and Belgium, Early in 1922 153

Breyer Memorial Tournament at Pistyan, 6–29 April 1922 and Other Minor Events 158

First Tour of Spain, May–June 1922 162

Simultaneous Displays in Belgium, 1922 164

International Tournament at London, 31 July–19 August 1922 164

International Tournament at Hastings, 10–22 September 1922 167

Exhibitions in Paris, Berlin and Switzerland, October–November 1922 176

International Tournament at Vienna, 13 November–2 December 1922 177

Second Tour of Spain, December 1922–January 1923 180

11. Laying the Foundations 1923

Exhibitions in France, Belgium and Germany 183

Various Events in France and Italy, February–March 1923 184

Margate Chess Congress, Masters Tournament, 31 March–7 April 1923 188

3rd International Tournament at Karlsbad, 28 April–20 May 1923 190

Tour of Czechoslovakia, May 1923 194

16th BCF Congress, Portsmouth, Major Open Tournament, 13–24 August 1923 194

Tour of England and Scotland, September–October, 1923 197

Other Events in 1923 201

12. North America 1923–1924

Exhibitions in Canada, 22 November–1 December 1923 202

Tour of the USA and Canada, December 1923–April 1924 205

International Tournament in New York, 16 March–17 April 1924 220

Final Exhibitions in New York, April 1924 228

13. The Ascent Begins 1925

World Record Blindfold Display in Paris, 1 February 1925 231

International Tournament in Paris, 11–22 February 1925 234

Quadrangular Tournament in Berne, 1–7 March 1925 237

Tour of Czechoslovakia, 1925 239

International Tournament at Baden-Baden 15 April–14 May 1925 243

Exhibitions in Switzerland, 1925 252

14. Success in Europe 1925–1926

6th Hastings Congress, Premier Tournament, 28 December 1925–5 January 1926 256

Exhibitions in England, January 1926 259

International Tournament at Semmering, 6–30 March 1926 261

International Tournament at Dresden, 4–16 April 1926 269

Exhibitions in Germany, April–May 1926 274

Scarborough Chess Congress, 22–29 May 1926 275

Other Exhibitions in England, May–June 1926 277

Club Tournament in Birmingham, 3–9 June 1926 277

15. South America 1926

Various Events in Argentina, August–September, 1926 280

Tournament at Buenos Aires, 23 September–11 October 1926 286

Exhibitions in Argentina, Septembert–October, 1926 288

Exhibitions in Uruguay, November 1926 290

16. World Championship Contender at Last 1926–1927

Match Against Euwe Played in Various Dutch Cities, 22 December 1926–8 January 1927 292

International Tournament in New York, 19 February–23 March 1927 294

Exhibitions in Hungary, June 1927 317

International Tournament at Kecskemét, 25 June–14 July 318

17. Master of the Invincible 1927–1928

World Championship Match Played at Buenos Aires, 17 September–28 November 1927 323

Exhibitions in South America, December 1927 331

Exhibitions in Europe, 1928 334

18. North America 1929

Tour of the USA, March–May 1929 346

Various Displays in Mexico, May 1929 342

International Tournament at Bradley Beach, 3–12 June 1929 359

Various Events in New York, 14–16 June 1929 362

19. The Golden Years 1929–1930

World Championship Match Played in Germany and Holland, 6 September–12 November 1929 364

Exhibitions in Italy and Germany, October–November 1929 371

International Tournament at San Remo, 15 January–4 February 1930 372

Exhibitions in Scandinavia, April–May 1930 378

3rd Olympiad, Hamburg, 13–27 July 1930 381

Exhibitions in Switzerland, Belgium, Austria and Germany, July–October 1930 383

20. The Successes Continue 1930–1931

Tour of Yugoslavia, December 1930–January 1931 386

Consultation Games Against Euwe, Amsterdam, March 1931 394

Consultation Tournament at Nice, 13–24 April 1931 394

Other Events in France, April–May 1931 397

4th Olympiad, Prague, 11–26 July 1931 398

Events in Iceland, August 1931 401

International Tournament at Bled and Ljubljana, 22 August–29 September 1931 403

Various Events in Paris, October–December 1931 408

21. Still Supreme 1932

Minor Events Associated with the London Congress, January–February 1932 410

London Congress, Masters Tournament, London, 1–13 February 1932 410

World Record Simultaneous Team Exhibition in Paris, 28 February 1932 416

Training Tournament in Berne, 25–27 March 1932 417

Tour of France, May–July 1932 418

Exhibitions in Switzerland, July 1932 419

36th Swiss International Championship, Masters’ Group, Berne, 16–30 July 1932 420

• Volume 2 •

22. The North American Tour 1932

Pasadena Chess Congress, Masters Tournament, 15–28 August 1932 429

Exhibitions in California, September 1932 431

Exhibitions in Mexico, September–October 1932 432

International Tournament at Mexico City, 7–17 October 1932 and Other Events 433

Tour of the USA and Canada, November–December 1932 435

23. The World Tour 1933

Events in Hawaii, the Orient and the Philippines, January–February 1933 442

Events in the East Indies, March 1933 447

Exhibitions in Italy, France and Switzerland, May–June 1933 459

24. Events in Europe and the USA 1933

5th Olympiad, Folkestone, 12–23 June 1933 463

World Record Blindfold Simultaneous Exhibition in Chicago, 16 July 1933 466

Events in Washington, San Juan and New York, August–September 1933 468

Various Events in France, October 1933 471

International Tournament in Paris, 19–27 October 1933 472

Tour of the Netherlands, October–November 1933 474

Tour of Czechoslovakia, November–December 1933 479

Various Events in Austria and Germany, 1933 481

25. The Title Defended 1933–1934

14th Hastings Congress, Premier Tournament, 27 December 1933–5 January 1934 482

Exhibitions in England, January 1934 484

Exhibitions in the Netherlands, February 1934 485

Exhibitions in Belgium, Switzerland and France, February–March 1934 488

World Championship Match, Played in Various German Cities, 1 April–14 June 1934 489

Exhibitions in Germany and The Netherlands, 1934 503

37th Swiss Championship and International Tournament at Zurich, 14–29 July 1934 504

Exhibitions in North Africa and Malta 512

26. The Calm Before the Storm 1935

Tour of Spain, January–March 1935 514

Events in Scandinavia, April–May 1935 521

Events in The Netherlands and France, May–June 1935 526

6th Olympiad, Warsaw, 16–31 August 1935 527

Exhibitions in the Baltic States, September 1935 531

27. The Championship Lost 1935–1936

World Championship Match Played in Various Dutch Cities, 3 October–15 December 1935 534

Exhibitions in Vienna, February–March 1936 553

Tours in Hungary, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, March–May 1936 557

28. The Rehabilitation Begins 1936

Olympiad Training Tournament at Bad Nauheim, 17–24 May 1936 560

Olympiad Training Tournament at Dresden, 7–14 June 1936 562

5th ÚJČŠ Congress, International Tournament and Czechoslovakian Championship, Poděbrady, 4–26 July 1936 564

International Tournament at Nottingham, 10–28 August 1936 567

Various Events in The Netherlands, October 1936 579

“De Arbeiderspers” International Tournament at Amsterdam, 10–18 October 1936 580

29. The Championship Regained 1936–1937

17th Hastings Congress, Premier Tournament, 28 December 1936–6 January 1937 582

Events in The Netherlands and France, January–March 1937 584

Margate Easter Congress, Premier Tournament, 31 March–9 April 1937 584

Further Displays in France and The Netherlands, April–May 1937 587

International Tournament at Kemeri, 15 June–10 July 1937 588

Quadrangular Tournament Played in Various German Cities, 18–27 July 1937 591

Great Simultaneous Display in Paris, 19 September 1937 593

World Championship Match Played in Various Dutch Cities, 5 October–7 December 593

Exhibition Garnes Played in Various Dutch Cities, 8–16 December 1937 617

30. First Amongst Equals 1938

Exhibitions in Italy, England and France, January 1938 621

International Tournament at the Hotel Miramar de Carrasco, Montevideo, 7–25 March 1938 622

Exhibitions in Buenos Aires, March 1938 625

Margate Easter Congress, Premier Tournament, 20–29 April 1938 625

Tour of Czechoslovakia, May–June 1938 627

Plymouth Chess Club Jubilee Tournament, 5–10 September 1938 627

Tour of Ireland and Britain, September–October 1938 629

AVRO Tournament Played in Various Dutch Cities, 2–27 November 1938 630

31. South America 1939

Events in Venezuela, Trinidad, Colombia and Panama, 1939 635

Exhibitions in Brazil and Argentina, May–August 1939 638

8th Olympiad, Buenos Aires, 23 August–19 September 1939 643

Millington Drake International Tournament at Montevideo, 21–29 September 1939 648

32. Return to Europe 1940–1941

Exhibitions in Portugal, 1940 651

France, 1940–1941 655

Exhibitions in Portugal and Spain, 1941 656

2nd Europa Tournament at Munich, 8–21 September 1941 659

2nd General Government Tournament at Cracow and Warsaw, 5–21 October 1941 666

Other Events in Warsaw, 1941 670

Second Tour of Spain, 1941 672

33. Wartime Triumphs 1942

Exhibitions in Germany, 1942 678

International Tournament at Salzburg, 9–18 June 1942 679

1st European Championship, Munich, 14–26 September 1942 682

3rd General Government Tournament, Poland, 11–28 October 1942 689

34. Wartime Successes Continue 1942–1943

International Tournament at Prague, 5–16 December 1942 694

Exhibitions in Czechoslovakia, December 1942–March 1943 697

Match Against Bogoljubow Played in Warsaw, 27–28 March 1943 699

International Tournament at Prague, 10–29 April 1943 and Other Minor Events 700

Exhibitions in Germany, 1943 707

International Tournament at Salzburg, 9–18 June 1943 707

35. Escape from Occupied Europe 1943–1944

Exhibitions in Spain, 1943–1944 711

Match Against Rey Ardid Played at Zaragoza, 8–12 April 1944 716

International Tournament at Gijón, 14–23 July 1944 718

Various Exhibitions, 1944–1945 720

36. The Final Phase 1945–1946

Training Tournament in Madrid, 26 February–6 March 1945 722

Minor Events in Spain, 1945 724

International Tournament at Gijón, 12–21 July 1945 724

International Tournament at Sabadell, 2–10 August 1945 727

International Tournament at Almería, 21–29 August 1945 and Other Minor Events 728

International Tournament at Melilla, 8–14 September 1945 730

Last Exhibitions in Spain 1945 731

Match Against Lupi Played at Estoril, 6–9 January 1946 732

37. Miscellaneous Unallocated Games 734

38. Alekhine’s Tournament Record 1902–1945 736

39. Alekhine’s Career Record 1902–1946 765

Bibliography 787

Index of Alekhine’s Opponents and Consultation Partners 794

Openings Index—Descriptive Classification 803

Openings Index—ECO Classification 805

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