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Alexander Alekhine vs Vasic
"Vasic Pickle" (game of the day Nov-09-14)
Banja Luka (1931)  ·  French Defense: Winawer Variation (C15)  ·  1-0
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Mar-26-12  andrej1tomas: no coment whata combination
Dec-12-12  CanteurX: Wow! Yet another faked game
of Aljekin.
Jun-05-13  Bobby4life: Queen Sac in move 10.. Not a lot of big players can do this..
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  MarkFinan: Wow! One inaccurate move and... It's all over! Looks so simple but it's just not! Fast becoming one of my favourite ever players is Alekhine. And to do it when you're drunk is mind blowing because I tend to try moving my horse shaped piece from one square to another of the same colour! 😆
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  WhiteAnemone: Nice game! Loved the queen sac.
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  Phony Benoni: Just a quick note for those unfamiliar with the product, "Vlasic pickles":

As you were.

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  morfishine: Nice Game!


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  TheAlchemist: <morfishine> That pronounciation is almost certainly incorrect, since it was played in Banja Luka (Bosnia & Herzegovina), I would hazard to guess Vasic (Vasić) is not German but Bosnian (in 1931 it was part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia).
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  morfishine: <TheAlchemist> I always choose the wrong pronounciation guide. Interesting the founder of Vlasic pickles, Frank Vlasic, came from Poland and 'Vlasic' is pronounced in the normal way, as we heard in the commercials (as far as I can tell!)
Nov-09-14  PaulLovric: It is pronounced as Vasich
Nov-09-14  Ratt Boy: <TheAlchemist>: If you're going to criticize "pronounciation", you might want to spell (and pronounce) "pronunciation" correctly. Just a suggestion.
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  perfidious: Ah caint pernounce nuthin. So there!
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  OhioChessFan: <Nov-15-05 BrownRecluse: Alekhine to Vasic, "You certainly are in a pickle!" >
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  TheAlchemist: Yes, sorry, I was an idiot as always. Hopefully I'll remember to shut up next time.
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  keypusher: <TheAlchemist: Yes, sorry, I was an idiot as always. Hopefully I'll remember to shut up next time.>

As with nudism, it's always the wrong people who self-criticize.

Nov-09-14  Ratt Boy: <keypusher: As with nudism, it's always the wrong people who self-criticize.>

Totally agree, and thanks for the mental image.

Nov-09-14  thulium: There's a lovely example of the Winawer at:
Nov-09-14  TheTamale: All made possible by the pointless 5) ...h6.

Anyway, it's always fun to see someone getting slaughtered quickly while playing the French.

Nov-09-14  WJW147: Best French Defence destruction I've ever seen
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  kevin86: Ironically, usually we talk about Alekhine as "pickled".
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  cro777: <Benzol: This game was played in a simultaneous display in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka in the Balkin Chess Club on the 10th of January 1931. Alyekhin scored +27, =5, -3 against 35 opponents.>

Alekhine's simultaneous exhibition in Croatian Cultural Center "Nada" ("Hope") in Banja Luka, Bosnia:

Alekhine lost three games. His first loss was against Martin Reiner, the local club champion, in the Rubinstein Variation of the French Defense.

Alexander Alekhine - Martin Reiner

Simultaneous exhibition, Banja Luka, Bosnia, 1931

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Ng3 c5 7.Be3 Ng4 8.Bg5 Qa5+ 9.Bd2 Qb6 10.Bc3 cxd4 11.Nxd4 h5 12.Qd2 Bc5 13.Ne4 e5 14.Nf5 O-O 15.h3 Ngf6 16.Nxc5 Nxc5 17.Ne7+ Kh8 18.Nd5 Nxd5 19.Qxd5 Bf5 20.O-O-O Ne4

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21.Bd4 Qh6+ 22.Be3 Qf6 23.Bd3 Rad8 24.Qxb7 Nxf2 25.Bxf2 Bxd3 26.Qxa7 Ra8 27.Qe3 Bg6 28.a3 Rac8 29.Rd2 Qf5 30.Qe2 Rc6 31.Kb1 Rfc8 32.Rc1 Qe6 33.Rcd1??

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33...Rxc2 Alekhine resigned.

The game ended 20 minutes after midnight with frenetic applaudissements of the spectators.

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  cro777: Alekhine's opponent Milorad Vasić Miles (born 1903) was a musician and a pioneer of the soccer in the Bosnian town of Gradiška:

Football Club "Vihor" ("Whirlwind"), Gradiška, Bosnia, 1921:

(Milorad Vasic, lying down in the first row at the right side)

Aug-05-15  Allanur: this is my favourite game in the history of chess. (among those I have watched.)

Gören oýunlarym arasynda iň halan oýunym. ajaýyp zehin, ajýayp plan Alýohinden.

Aug-18-15  nilanjanasm: I can't find the add to game collection in the mobile version. Where is it
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  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Banja Luka, Yugoslavia at the Balkan Chess Club on January 10, 1931.

Alekhine scored +27=5-3.

See <Sahovski Glasnik 1931>, pg. 157.

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