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Friedrich Saemisch vs Alexander Alekhine
Prague (1943), Prague CSR, rd 6, Apr-15
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79)  ·  0-1
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Jul-08-06  DCP23: I wonder why there's no kibitzing here?

I find AAA's notes very instructive, especially the general starategic reasoning. The explanation why White can't take with a Rook on e5 also helps mightily.

Jan-28-07  Fast Gun: Another quick win for Alekhine, it is games like this that show that Samisch was Alekhine's "Bunny"
Jun-25-10  xombie: For all of Alekhine's famed attacking prowess, his positional feel is just amazing. Highly instructive.
Jun-29-16  AlicesKnight: Alexander wrote; "Seldom can a Rook have had a more ignoble career than the white R on R2", and he is right.

At the same time I find something eerie about the game (probably just me). Like the Salzburg tournament shortly after, it comes between Stalingrad and the battle of Kursk; this Prague tourney was a month before the attempt to kill Heydrich. Against the gigantic events around it, White's colourless play seems meaningless in every way.

Jun-29-16
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  offramp: <Fast Gun: Another quick win for Alekhine, it is games like this that show that Samisch was Alekhine's "Bunny>

It was 9-0 to Alekhine with 4 draws.

Sämisch is a puzzling character. He had a very long career, 1920 to 1972. That is from Tarrasch up to the dawn of Karpov.

He is like The Undertaker in WWE. He can appear anywhere at any time and no one knows why.

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