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Boris Verlinsky vs Alexander Alekhine
Odessa (1918)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Traditional Variation (C38)  ·  0-1
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Sep-19-04
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  InspiredByMorphy: Would 17.Qb3 have been better for white?
Apr-20-05  Milo: The notable feature of this game: black trades into a bishops of opposite color ending to win.
Nov-23-05  yunis: can any body tell me the rating of Alekhin' Capablanca ist possible to evaluate it
Jun-07-11
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  perfidious: <InspiredByMorphy: Would 17.Qb3 have been better for white?>

Verlinsky may well have done better to play 17.Bxc7 instead. It isn't clear to me whether Black has enough for the pawn, though he has some play.

Jun-07-11  aliejin: "some play" in alekhine's hands
may be enough !
Sep-21-13  Owl: "" Fischer, annoyed that he lost his first game (click here to see the game) in his first encounter with Boris Spassky, wrote this famous article which you can read in this convenient format by clicking through the moves by hitting the arrow keys to the right.

Fischer got crushed by Spassky in the King's Gambit, a favorite line of Spasskys who was nicknamed the "Knight of the King's Gambit." Back then, playing the King's Gambit was still fashionable among grandmasters.

Fischer was so infuriated by the loss, that when he got home he wrote an article entitled "A Bust to the King's Gambit.". This article became the most famous article about an opening ever, and it had devastating affects on the King's Gambit opening.

Since that article, the King's Gambit has disappeared entirely from Grand Master play. After this article, no player, including Spassy, who played Fischer over 40 times, ever tried the King's Gambit against Fischer despite the fact Fischer never won a tournament game to it! Just goes to show how might Fischer's pen was! ""

http://www.academicchess.org/Games/...

Alekhine choice of defense against the King Gambit Accept is very similar to King's Gambit, Fischer Defense

I think Fischer really just went over another Alekhine game (like Kasparov) to see how to defeat the KGA and generally got credit for it.

Sep-21-13  savagerules: Whoever wrote that garbage is a moron. Fischer never played 1...e5 against Spassky again when faced with 1 e4 from Spassky (usually Spassky played 1 d4 against him) and furthermore Fischer himself played the Kings Gambit several times after writing that article. And a lot of GMs play the Kings Gambit as a surprise opening at times. And the Kings Gambit was a rare opening even back in the 1960s unlike what the idiot said about it being a fashionable opening.
Sep-21-13
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  keypusher: <savagerules: Whoever wrote that garbage is a moron. Fischer never played 1...e5 against Spassky again when faced with 1 e4 from Spassky>

Spassky vs Fischer, 1960

Sep-21-13
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  keypusher: <savagerules: Whoever wrote that garbage is a moron. Fischer never played 1...e5 against Spassky again when faced with 1 e4 from Spassky>

Spassky vs Fischer, 1960

Agree with the rest of your post though.

Sep-21-13  King Radio: >Agree with the rest of your post though.

Indeed. That quoted article is some serious idiocy. Fischer's 'bust' is a good defense for one sub-variation of the KG, but there are tons of other lines.

Dec-17-14
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  TheFocus: An off-hand game played in Odessa, Ukraine on October 23, 1918.
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