I went into the alpha battle, and I knocked it out in a couple turns. I saw the animation of it dying and I was brought back to the home screen. Then I went to my clan page to claim my alpha keys, but it said the alpha was still alive! It didn’t count any of the damage I did to it in that battle!
Also, the alpha battle frequently breaks mid game. I will be fighting the alpha, and then randomly the game will not let me slide gems anymore. It becomes literally unplayable. I even tried turning on auto-match, but even auto-match can’t slide gems. Its just stuck there. I end up having to flee the battle because it is impossible to progress.