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Alexander Alekhine vs Samuel Reshevsky
"Alexa-Sam!" (game of the day May-19-2016)
Kemeri (1937), Kemeri (LVA), rd 8, Jun-25
Alekhine Defense: Modern Variation. Alekhine Gambit (B04)  ·  1-0
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Feb-23-13  jerseybob: SteinitzLives: I don't know why you arbitrarily started with Alekhine to show how badly Reshevsky did against World Champs. Against the WC right before Alekhine, Capablanca, Sammy had an even score. We already know of his plus score against Lasker. Against Euwe, he had a plus score, and he drew the one and only tournament game he played with Tal(Amsterdam '64) Otherwise, your sweeping generalization is true.
Jun-24-13  notyetagm: Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937

36 ♕e2x♖h5+!

Jun-24-13  notyetagm: Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937

Game Collection: PINS AGAINST SQUARES 36 Qh2xRe5+! f6-pawn is pinned against back rank f8-mating sq

Jun-24-13  notyetagm: Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937

Game Collection: TIYDIIIS - THAT IS YOUR DEFENDER! IT INTERPOSES! 36 Qh2xRe5+! f6-pawn is pinned against back rank f8-mating sq

Jul-23-13  notyetagm: Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937

Game Collection: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WAYS TO CREATE PINS

Jun-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Reshevsky's score of 2/5 vs Alekhine, moreover, includes a win for the champion in 1932, when Reshevsky was not yet a title contender.

Might be that <SteinitzLives> is a closet Geller fan-y'know, the man who had plus scores against every world champion in history, including those titleholders he never faced! Would be a pity if Reshevsky were to rain on Geller's parade. One thing sure: <Steinitz> does right well with sweeping generalisations, as it is much easier lumping everyone into nice, neat categories than to think for oneself.

May-19-16  goodevans: What on earth made Reshevsky think that opening the a-file was a good idea?
May-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: A good pun for today. Based on Alakazam (spelling?).
May-19-16  JimNorCal: Thanks. Had no idea what to make of the "pun"
May-19-16
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  morfishine: The Miriam Webster dictionary has this for the origin of "alakazam": a nonsense word (of obscure origin) First Known Use: 1937

Which pretty much sums up this play-on-name title

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May-19-16
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  offramp: <morfishine: ...Which pretty much sums up this play-on-name title >

My reply was also a pun. The word is used to put spells on people.

May-19-16
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  thegoodanarchist: Alakazam may stand for:

-an incantation or magic word along the lines of Abrakadabra -Alakazam the Great, a Japanese 1960 anime film
-the final evolutionary form of the Pokémon Abra, Kadabra, and Alakazam -The Magic Land of Allakazam, a television series from the 60's of the magician Mark Wilson

From wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaka...

May-19-16
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  thegoodanarchist: < HeMateMe: This wonderful combination is in many tactical books, including lev alburt's "300 essential positions".>

I knew that I'd seen it before. I am thinking it might be in the "Black Book" as well, but I don't feel like digging it out right now to see.

The Black Book = The Encyclopedia of Chess Middlegames.

May-19-16  walz001: http://www.chessfiles.com
May-19-16
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  kevin86: White will mate on the back row...after all.
May-19-16  posoo: Here coms Morfusoon again, AKA

Offiser PUN.

Weeeeee-oooooo-weeeeeee-oooooo, dats da sound of da police!

Morfusoon HEARBY DECREES dat dis pon is NOT sattisfactory.

Offiser PUN, you are a solution in search of a PROBLUM.

May-19-16  Howard: First time I saw the position after 34...Rd2 was in Fred Reinfeld's ancient book How to Play Chess Like a Champion. It was in the first couple chapters, as I recall.
May-19-16
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  morfishine: <posoo> You are so funny, I like you, you know I've toned things down quite a bit, you know, smell the roses, enjoy life a little, don't be so uptight....its funny, no?
May-19-16  thegoldenband: It oughta be "Alekh-a-Sam", no?

"Alexa-Sam" sounds like an antidepressant or something.

May-19-16
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  jith1207: <posoo> even though you terms to get into controversies and even as I don't always understand your language, your posts bring me a laugh. Think I need to perfect that diction to really appreciate that.
May-19-16  maxi: It's games like these that give chess a good name!
May-20-16  posoo: lol sorry morfus, i cannot accept da proposeed danooment.

KEEP RAILING against bad puns! It is in yor nature.

May-23-16
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  morfishine: <posoo> No, really, I don't know about "danooment", I only know just reality, I don't care about bad puns anymore, its all about family, friends, life & great chess :)

sorry possooo, you are wrung here, but funny nonetheless

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May-24-16  posoo: i used da wrong WORD. da old posoo meant DOTENTE.

Anyway morfudlian, it's alright, i know deep down you'll ALWAYS be Offiser Pun, lololol

May-30-16
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  jith1207: Now what's Dotente in that dictunory, please?
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