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    New York 1924
    Catalog Code: B0003RE

    One of the most remarkable and famous chess tournaments ever took place in New York City in March and April 1924. It had a narrative that is still striking today: Three world champions, undisputed world champions mind you, fulfilling their destiny. The stunning performance of the 55-year-old former world champion Emanuel Lasker. The seemingly invincible reigning world champion Jose Capablanca suffering his first loss in eight years. And all 110 tournament games deeply annotated by future world champion Alexander Alekhine.
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    New York 1924

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    My Best Games of Chess - 1924 -1937
    Catalog Code: B0015IS

    This book covers the period when Alekhine was World Chess Champion, including his match with Capablanca and his two matches with Euwe. Included as an appendix in the back of this book all 120 games in this book, in Algebraic notation, plus all 34 games in his match with Capablanca, all 30 games in his first match with Euwe and all 25 games in his second match with Euwe, all in algebraic notation.
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    My Best Games of Chess - 1924 -1937

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    Nottingham 1936
    Catalog Code: B0024RE

    An Historic Clash of Generations! The great international chess tournament at Nottingham 1936 has taken its place next to other legendary tournaments such as St. Petersburg 1909, London 1922 and New York 1924. It set a record by featuring, for the first time, four men who had held the world championship title Jose Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine, Max Euwe (the then reigning champion) and Emanuel Lasker.
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    New York 1927
    Catalog Code: B0050RE

    Alekhine's Controversial Masterpiece Finally in English! For decades, Alexander Alekhine's account of New York 1927 was at the top of the list of works that should have been rendered into English but unaccountably were not. Not only do you have one of the greatest annotators of all time rendering some brilliant analysis, but he melds it with an exceptional agenda, an anti-Capablanca agenda.
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    New York 1927

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    Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 1 - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0154IS

    Alekhine has long earned a reputation not only a brilliant experience, but also the best chess writer and theoretician of the first half of 20th century. Alekhine's Games, which are shining examples of chess creativity, are provided with detailed notes.
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    Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 1 - RUSSIAN EDITION

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    Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1937
    Two Volumes Bound as One
    Catalog Code: B0045DV

    This unequaled collection reproduces Alekhine's 220 best games, his own personal acounts of the dazzling victories that made him a legend. Spanning almost thirty years of tournament play, it includes historic matches against Capablanca, Euwe and Bogoljubov, and chronicles his briliant ascent to world mastery, his surprising defeat in 1935, and his dramatic return two years later - the first deposed champion to regain his crown.
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    Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1937

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    Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 2 - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0213IS

    Alekhine has long earned a reputation not only a brilliant experience, but also the best chess writer and theoretician of the first half of 20th century. Alekhine's Games, which are shining examples of chess creativity, are provided with detailed notes.

    This is the second volume of a two-volume biography of World Chess Champion Alexander Alekhine. This second volume is devoted to the art of the strategic concepts of the First Russian World Champion and his contribution to the theory and practice of chess endings.
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    Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 2 - RUSSIAN EDITION

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    The World Champions I Knew
    Catalog Code: B0128NIC

    The legendary chess players that Genna Sosonko brings to life in this new collection of his acclaimed writing have one thing in common: Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian, they were all world champions.
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    The World Champions I Knew

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    Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 1 von Morphy bis Aljechin - GERMAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0254IS

    World Champions of Chess, Volume 1 - containing biographies and games of Morphy, Anderssen, Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
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    Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 1 von Morphy bis Aljechin - GERMAN EDITION

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    MASTER CLASS - Alexander Alekhine - VOL. 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0427CB

    Alexander Alekhine, the fourth World Champion, played many fantastic attacking games and to this day enjoys the reputation of being an attacking genius. But ever since Alekhine won the World Championship match against Capablanca in Buenos Aires 1927 the chess world could see that the Russian-born Alekhine – who immigrated to France in 1921 – also handled technical positions excellently. But his success against Capablanca was still a surprise because the Cuban was considered to be virtually unbeatable.
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    MASTER CLASS - Alexander Alekhine - VOL. 3

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    Concise Alekhine Crushes - Chess Lecture - Volume 110
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    Catalog Code: DVD0110CL

    Alexander Alekhine a Russian World Chess Champion is often considered one of the greatest chess players ever. He became the fourth World Chess Champion by defeating José Raúl Capablanca, who was widely considered invincible. Alekhine is known for his fierce and imaginative attacking style, combined with great positional and endgame skill.
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    Concise Alekhine Crushes - Chess Lecture - Volume 110

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    SHOPWORN - The World Champions I Knew
    Catalog Code: SWB0128NIC

    The legendary chess players that Genna Sosonko brings to life in this new collection of his acclaimed writing have one thing in common: Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian, they were all world champions.
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Alexander Alekhine

Alexander Alekhine was the fourth World Chess Champion. He is known for his unique genius and attacking style, and is one of the greatest players of all time. Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine was born in Moscow, Russia on October 31, 1892. His father was a land owner and grandfather was a rich industrialist, affording the young Alekhine a life of privilege. He was taught the game of chess at age seven by his mother and would play games against his older siblings. Alekhine entered his first correspondence tournament in 1902 at the age of ten and soon began playing tournaments at the Moscow Chess Club. While at first his results were inconsistent, it was obvious that Alekhine possessed a tremendous talent for the game. In 1911 Alekhine moved to St. Petersburg to study law. He began winning most of the tournaments at the St. Petersburg Chess Club and would achieve the rank of Master.

In 1914 the prestigious chess tournament of St. Petersburg took place. It featured arguably the strongest group of Masters ever assembled. Up until that point, the 22 year old Alekhine was not well known, and surprised many by scoring a draw against the world champion, Emanuel Lasker, and finishing in fourth place. Alekhine's only loss was against tournament winner, Jose Capablanca. This was the first ever meeting between the two great masters who would form a legendary rivalry. After the tournament Tsar Nicholas II bestowed the title of "Grandmaster" upon all of the finalists, making Alexander Alekhine one of chess' inaugural international grandmasters. In the summer of 1914 the Great War broke out, dividing Europe and putting a halt to all international chess tournaments. Alekhine remained in Russia where he continued to play in national tournaments.

In 1917, the Russian Revolution brought conflict, violent divisions, and regime change throughout the country. At one point Alekhine was accused of espionage and even imprisoned for a short time. In 1920 Alekhine won the first Soviet Championship. Later that year he left the USSR never to return. While Alekhine eventually made his residence in France, but would for the next few years play in tournaments throughout the world with impressive results. Alekhine finished in first or second in every tournament he played for a couple of years. This streak was broken in 1924 when he again finished behind Capablanca and Lasker in New York. Not only had he established himself as one of the world's premier Masters, but Alekhine was playing with incredible sophistication and depth. His uncanny genius to see deeply into positions and conjure attacks where they did not seem possible was astounding. He also had a special ability for blindfold chess and was able to play many blindfold games simultaneously!

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Alexander Alekhine

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October 31, 1892

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March 24, 1946

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In 1927 Alexander Alekhine secured a match against champion Jose Capablanca for the world chess title. The match took place in Buenos Aires Argentina. Alekhine had never defeated Capablanca in any previous contest and Capablanca was heavily favored in the match. What ensued was an epic and legendary battle between two of chess' greatest geniuses. The grueling match was the longest world championship that had ever been played. Alekhine seemed to gain momentum as the match went on. In the end, Alekhine surprised the chess world by defeating Capablanca 6 wins 3 losses and 25 draws and became the fourth world chess champion. Many felt that Capablanca had greatly underestimated Alekhine. Alekhine had in fact diligently studied the games of Capablanca and thoroughly prepared for the match while Capablanca had not. Alekhine and Capablanca were poised for a rematch, but the two could never agree on terms and negotiations fell through. Capablanca became displeased by his inability to secure a rematch and the two became bitter enemies.

While Alekhine did not face Capablanca, he did successfully defend his title twice against Efim Bogolubow in 1929 and 1934. In 1935 Alekhine then faced Dutch master Dr. Max Euwe for the world championship. Although heavily favored, this time it was Alekhine who was underprepared and overconfident. Euwe narrowly won the match 15 ½ to 14 ½ .Many attributed Alekhine's alcoholism to him losing the match. Allegedly Alekhine abstained from Alcohol and trained for his rematch with Euwe in 1937. Alekhine won the match convincingly 15 ½ to 9 ½ to regain his title. Soon afterward World War II erupted in Europe and larger international tournaments stopped for several years.

During the war, Alekhine, who was now a French citizen, was forced to comply with Nazi demands that strictly limited his appearances. When the war ended in 1945 Alekhine was seen as a Nazi sympathizer and anti-Semitic and was not invited to play in international tournaments. He died under mysterious circumstances on March 24, 1946 in Estoril Portugal. He remains the only world champion to ever die while holding the title. Alexander Alekhine remains a legendary player of the golden age of chess and one of the greatest world champions of all time. His genius for attack produced countless beautiful games that served as a model for many great future world champions.

Some Quotes on Alexander Alekhine:
"Play on both sides of the board is my favorite strategy."

"II consider chess an art, and accept all those responsibilities which art places upon its devotees."

"Chess will always be the master of us all"

On Alekhine:
"Who else in chess history has won so many serious games with the help of brilliant tactical strokes?" - Gary Kasparov

"He considered that chess was closest to art, and he was able to demonstrate this with his optimistic, eternally youthful play" – Boris Spassky

"Alekhine is the supreme genius of the complicated position" – Edward Winter



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