Chapter 1: Drasius vs Alekhine

Drasius has come to the island of roses to visit Caissa because he wants to learn the mythical game of chess. However, Caissa refuses to teach him, and the chess god named Alekhine appears to tell Caissa that she is forbidden to help Drasius in his desire to conquer the secret of the resurrection.

Caissa gets mad at Alekhine’s words, so she makes a chess game appear. Caissa uses the Menorti tactic, a tactic that is forbidden even by the chess gods themselves. Drasius carefully observes Caissa’s movements and learns that the Menorti tactic is what he needs to get the secret of the resurrection, and thus transform the pearls of Deimante’s soul into the body she was before. Caissa asks Drasius to play chess after showing him the Menorti tactic.

Alekhine is defeated by Caissa and Drasius. Alekhine decides to join Drasius to defeat the gods/goddesses of chess. Alekhine offers his help to obtain the secret of the resurrection in exchange for receiving the throne of the Chessmaster.

[White “Drasius”]
[Black “Alekhine”]
[Result “1-0”]

1.b3 e5 2.c3 d5 3.d3 Nc6 4.Bb2 Nf6 5.h3 Be7 6.Qc2 e4 7.e3 O-O 8.d4 a5 9.a3 a4 10.b4 Be6 11.Nd2 Qd6 12.Ne2 b5 13.g3 Rfe8 14.O-O-O
Bd8 15.Kb1 Ne7 16.Ka1 Ng6 17.Bg2 Rb8 18.Rdg1 Nd7 19.Qd1 Nb6 20.Qf1 Bd7 21.h4 Bf6 22.Bc1 Nc4 23.Nxc4 bxc4 24.f3 Bf5 25.g4 exf3
26.gxf5 fxe2 27.Qf2 Ne7 28.h5 Qd7 29.h6 c5 30.hxg7 cxd4 31.exd4 Qxf5 32.Qxe2 Bxg7 33.Bh3 Qe4 34.Qxe4 dxe4 35.Bd7 Red8 36.Bxa4
Rb6 37.Kb2 Nd5 38.Rg2 f5 39.Rhg1 Rg6 40.Rxg6 hxg6 41.Rxg6 Kf7 42.Rc6 e3 43.Bb5 e2 44.Bd2 f4 45.Bxc4 f3 46.Be1 Ke7 47.b5 Bf6
48.b6 Rd7 49.a4 Bg5 50.Bxd5 Rxd5 51.Rc7+ Kd8 52.Rf7 Ke8 53.Rxf3 Rd6 54.a5 Bd8 55.Re3+ Kd7 56.Rxe2 Bxb6 57.axb6 Rxb6+ 58.Kc2 Rd6
59.Kd3 Rb6 60.c4 Rb3+ 61.Bc3 Rb8 62.d5 Rc8 63.Rg2 Rd8 64.c5 Kc8 65.Kc4 Rf8 66.c6 Kc7 67.Rg7+ Kc8 68.Be5 Rh8 69.d6 Kb8 70.d7+ Ka8
71.c7 Kb7 72.d8=Q Rh4+ 73.Kc5 Rc4+ 74.Kxc4 Ka6 75.Qd5 Ka7 76.c8=Q+ Kb6 77.Qcb7# 1-0


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