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Boris Verlinsky / Brannasky vs Alexander Alekhine
Consultation game (1918), Odessa UKR, Oct-??
Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62)  ·  1-0


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Sep-10-05  Bobwhoosta: What was the Odessa consult? Did Verlinsky get consultents or Alekhine, both, or was that just the name?
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  Calli: Verlinsky partner is noted in the CG scoresheet.
Sep-10-05  psmith: Obviously Verlinsky was using a computer. (The little know Brannask program.) Otherwise how could he have beaten Alekhine?
Sep-10-05  aw1988: Alekhine probably had a stroke in 1918.
Sep-10-05  TheSlid: The usual barb would be that Alekhine might have been drunk at the time. But actually, Odessa 1918/19 were pretty desperate times for our fourth Champion. These are described in OMGP1 and if anyone wishes and requests, I will paraphrase that version of the truth.
Oct-13-06  aw1988: Of course, it's quite possible he was defeated for purely chess reasons. Verlinsky wasn't a bad player by any means.
Aug-29-13  tjipa: Verlinsky, the USSR champion of 1929, seems to be one of the most underestimated players of all time (along with Vladimir Petrov et al.).
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  TheFocus: Consultation game played in Odessa, Ukraine in October, 1918.

Verlinsky was partnered with Brannasky.

Jun-13-17  RKnight: Looking at the game, and not to detract from Verlinksy, it appears AA simply blundered with his last two moves. Even the best do so, albeit rarely.
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  beatgiant: <RKnight>
<last two moves> Black is already two pawns down at that point, so what else do you suggest?
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