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Alexander Alekhine vs Kenneth Ormsby Mott-Smith
Simul, 40b (1923) (exhibition), Boston, MA USA, Dec-17
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12)  ·  0-1
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Feb-11-11
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  GrahamClayton: 21...♖f2 occurred to me about ten seconds before he [Alekhine] reached my board. I could see that it would win against 23.♔e1, but I had no idea what would happen in the event of 23.♔e3. On analysing the position after the game, I came to the conclusion that 23.♔e3 would have won for him. The variation which seem to prove a win for Black did not occur to me until 26 years later, eg

23.♔e3 ♕g3+ 24.♗f3 ♖f8 25.♖f1 ♗c4 26. ♖g4 ♕h3 27.♖f2 ♘e7 28.♕d1 ♘d5+ 29.♔e4 ♕h5 and wins.

Incidentally, he could have drawn by 23.♔f1, which compels Black to resort to perpetual check."

Mott-Smith in the July 1952 issue of "Chess Review", and reproduced in "Alekhine in the Americas" John Donaldson, Nikolay Minev, Yasser Seirawan International Chess Enterprises, Seattle, 1992

Jun-09-15
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  TheFocus: From a blindfold simultaneous exhibition in Boston, Massachusetts on December 17, 1923 at the City Chess Club.

Alekhine scored +35=3-2. Two of the games were played blindfold, Alekhine winning them both.

See <Chess Review> 1952, pg. 205.

Jun-09-15
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  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Boston, Massachusetts on December 17, 1923 at the City Chess Club.

Alekhine scored +35=3-2. Two of the games were played blindfold, Alekhine winning them both.

See <Chess Review> 1952, pg. 205.

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