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This wild game from 1912 was won by Alekhine against Levenfish (nobody's fool--a later grandmaster). How did the future world champ win this?

  1.Nb5 Qxa1+ 2.Kf2 Qxh1 3.Nc7+ Kd8 4.Qd2+ Bd7 5.exd7 With the threat of Ne6 mate, so Nxd7 doesn't help Black. Black Resigned.


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