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Alexander Alekhine (1892 – 1946)


Russian-born naturalized French chess grandmaster (officially naturalized in 1927 only three days before the World Champion title), and the fourth World Chess Champion.
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Alexander Alekhine
Fortune favors the bold, especially when they are Alekhine.
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With his death, we have lost a very great chess genius whose like we'll never see again.
Alekhine
Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents.




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He lived in and for chess like no one before him, nor any since until Fischer.
Alekhine Alexander
In playing through an Alekhine game one suddenly meets a move which simply takes one's breath away.
Alexander Alekhine quotes
Alekhine is a poet who creates a work of art out of something that would hardly inspire another man to send home a picture post card.
Alexander Alekhine
Chess first of all teaches you to be objective.
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Capablanca was the greatest talent, but Alekhine was the greatest in his achievements.
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It was impossible to win against Capablanca; against Alekhine it was impossible to play.
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The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.
Alexander Alekhine
To win against me, you must beat me three times: in the opening, the middlegame and the endgame.




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Alekhine's attacks came suddenly, like destructive thunderstorms that erupted from a clear sky.
Alexander Alekhine
I'm very glad you asked me that, because, as it happens, there is a very simple answer. I think up my own moves, and I make my opponent think up his. (on being asked how it was that he picked better moves than his opponents)
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I can comprehend Alekhine's combinations well enough; but where he gets his attacking chances from and how he infuses such life into the very opening - that is beyond me.
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