|Mexico City (1932)|
This was the first international chess tournament held in Mexico. Alekhine and Kashdan shared 1st place with 8.5 out of 9, followed by Jose Joaquin Araiza (champion of Mexico and organizer of the tournament) with 6.
Mexico City, Mexico, 6-17 October 1932
Picture of participants: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-272shJCnp...
1 Alekhine X = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8.5
2 Kashdan = X 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8.5
3 Araiza 0 0 X 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 6.0
4 Asiain 0 0 0 X 1 1 = 1 1 1 5.5
5 Vazquez 0 0 1 0 X 0 1 = 1 1 4.5
6 Gonzalez 0 0 0 0 1 X = = = 1 3.5
7 Medina 0 0 0 = 0 = X 1 1 = 3.5
8 Acevedo 0 0 0 0 = = 0 X 1 0 2.0
9 Soto Larrea 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 X 1 1.5
10 Brunner 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 1 0 X 1.5
Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.
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|Apr-26-14|| ||perfidious: One rather doubts Medina Garcia is the player listed, as he would have just celebrated his thirteenth birthday at the time of the event. Another source lists the player as J Medina.|
|Oct-17-14|| ||WCC Editing Project: |
<perfidious> Well it wouldn't be this <J. Medina>- J Medina.
I agree with your post though. I think it highly unlikely that Antonio Angel Medina Garcia is the correct player in this tournament.
A: As you point out, he would have been 13 years old when he played it.
B: Look at his cg.com player page. He is listed in this event and then no other game is played until 1943. A 1943 start to his notable chess career makes a lot more sense, given his age.
C: Skinner and Verhoeven "Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games 1902-1946" list the player as <J.Medina> (p.434)
D: Peter Lahde "Isaac Kashdan- American Chess Grandmaster" lists this player as <J. Medina> (p.318)
E. Di Felice "Chess Results 1931-1935" lists this player as <Joaquin Medina> (p.108)
|Oct-17-14|| ||Stonehenge: There is a Joaquin Medina mentioned here (simul):
|Oct-17-14|| ||Stonehenge: Joaquin Medina Zavalía:
|Oct-17-14|| ||Stonehenge: Great Alekhine - Kashdan picture BTW, in Pasadena:
|Oct-17-14|| ||zanzibar: <Stonehenge> that's a beautiful, high-resolution photograph indeed.|
But, just for fun, I was trying to play the game over to see what move Kashdan was making. There seems to be a problem, though, since my <MillBase> version of the Pasadena game has Alekhine castling Q-side.
It's clear that White castled K-side here.
Can't quite figure out what game this photograph is from.
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