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Alexander Alekhine vs Sydney Eugene Gale
"Gale Force Wins" (game of the day Oct-03-2017)
Simul, 42b (1932), Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto CAN, Nov-14
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79)  ·  0-1


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  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Toronto, Canada at the Eaton's Auditorium on November 14, 1932.

Alekhine scored +35=3-4. Two games were blindfold.

See <American Chess Bulletin 1932>, pg. 162.

Oct-03-17  HaydenB: A gale force wreckin' for Dr. Alekhine.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: After 14.Bc2, seemed as if Alekhine had the usual slight edge in the Ruy, thanks to the Two Bishops and a nice pawn center. And yet Black proceeded to roll Alekhine off the board in the manner of, well--Alekhine. So was his advantage actually an optical illusion?

All I know is that 15.d5 practically forces Black's Bishop to become the mightiest piece on the board aside from the Queens. Would 15.e5 have improved?

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  offramp: Played at the famous Eaton Auditorium, and I can imagine 20,000 partisan Torontoids shouting and screaming with every move. Gale did not let them down: he was not careful with his axe. He played a scorcher.
Oct-03-17  AlicesKnight: 34...Nc3 seems to win the exchange hands-down, but Black ignores this and instead ultimately choose ...Ne2 - I wonder how far ahead he saw this (linked to the R sacrifice on the h-file)?
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  sbevan: Good game.
Oct-03-17  Magnus Kasparov: It's a little sad to see the great Alekhine lose in such a fashion.
Oct-03-17  Petrosianic: Weeping over a loss in a simul is a little too maudlin for me.
Oct-03-17  lzromeu: Crushed. Absolute domination of 7 rows.
Alekhine never was be a good defensive player
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  kevin86: Watch as black comes in for the kill.
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  Marmot PFL: 17 b3 looks like a silly time wasting move that a strong player would never make except in a simul. Black makes good use of the free square on c3.
Oct-09-17  TheBish: <An Englishman: (...) All I know is that 15.d5 practically forces Black's Bishop to become the mightiest piece on the board aside from the Queens. Would 15.e5 have improved?>

My first instinct was 15. e5, but I didn't want to trade queens after the pawn trade. So I then decided on 15. d5 (a common move in the Ruy), but then decided I liked 15. dxc5 dxc5 16. Qe2. However, there is no need to avoid the trade of queens! White is just better after 16. e5 (similar would be 15. e5 dxe5 16. dxe5, except that Black can vary with 15...Nd7, which is still advantageous for White), since 16...Qxd1 17. Rxd1 Ne8 18. Rd7 is a clear plus for White.

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