WorldChampeen: A few notes by Gabriel Velasco in his "The Life and Times of Carlos Torre":
On moves 1 & 2: "Its not clear whether Torre got the idea for this defense from Alexander Kevitz of the Manhattan CC, or vice versa. Kevitz played it frequently in the 1920s, according to Wlater Korn, editor of Modern Chess Openings." (We are told further that yes indeed, it was first called the Mexican Defense according to IM Georgy Orlov but also became known as the Kevitz-Trajkovic defense <see Mihailo Trajkovic Correspondence Master>. Orlov also refers to it with the "Black Knights Tango" name.
"The position is tremendously complicated, and the German master has already spent an inordinate amount of time on his first nine moves (something not unusual for Samisch, who once forfeited at move 13, and at Linkoping 1969 <quite a bit of time after this game! so I want to see how long Samisch played> was to lose 13 out of 15 games on time."
That's about it, but after move 13, Samisch had less than two minutes Velasco said to make the remaining moves to move 30; Torre offered a draw and this is probably good gamesmanship because one would think, he might have been able to win on time.
Samisch also once said "If I could play the first 20 moves, I would not mind someone else finishing the game for me."
A game that gets as wild as some Blitz games it seems to me.