My performance in the upcoming Chess Movie has been rated PG (poor games), as I lost all three contests. What impressed me most about Alexis were his poise and his presence at the board, especially in such a young man. He played like a grown-up!
Here is the critical position from game one, after move 30, with Alexis as White to move.
a) Obviously 31...Qxc8 32.Qxf7 Qc1+ 33.Kh2 loses immediately.
b) Less obvious is what might have happened on a waiting move. For instance, 31...a6 32.Qxg7+! Rxg7 33.Rxf8+ Kh7 (33...Rg8 34.Rxg8+ Kxg8 35.Nf6+ followed by 36.Nxd7) 34.Nf6+ Kg6 35.Nxd7 Rxd7 36.Rf6+ followed by 37.Rxe6.
c) In the game, I played 31...Rf5 32.g4 Rf3 33.Kg2 Qf7, hoping for 34.Qxf7 Rxf7. Instead, Alexis smashed me with 34.Qxg7+! Qxg7 35.Nxg7.