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Arnold Aurbach vs Alexander Alekhine
Exhibition game (1922) (exhibition), Paris FRA, Feb-03
Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian Variation (B02)  ·  1-0
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Jun-04-15
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  TheFocus: This exhibition game was played in Paris, France on February 3, 1922 during a series of chess activities in the Societe les Echecs du Palais Royal.
Feb-28-17  RKnight: Maybe AA was addled with vodka or French wine. Instead of his usual brilliant moves he just pushed the wood. E.g. 18...Ke1 or 18...Bf6 retain equality, vs 18...Ke6? leading to an outright loss.
Feb-28-17
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  offramp: <RKnight: Maybe AA was addled with vodka or French wine...>

Someone else here spotted that in every single Alekhine loss someone makes a comment that Alekhine must have been drunk and thinks that it is totally original and funny.

Feb-28-17
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  tamar: Without Alekhine being drunk, Capablanca having a hot date, or Tal dragging a hippo out of a marsh, what would there be to write about?
Feb-28-17
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  ChessHigherCat: It took me a while to see the threat 25... Rxh5 26. Re6# (although I can say in my defense, that I'm drunk and having a hot date with a hippopotamus in a marsh)
Mar-01-17  RKnight: <Offramp: ...in every single Alekhine loss someone makes a comment that Alekhine must have been drunk...>

Now, now, the point is simply that AA's game was particularly uninspired compared to his usually great play. BTW, you'll find some fine play by Alekheine even in many of his losses, and most of those do not have comments on his potential state of inebriation.

Mar-01-17
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  WannaBe: No one, I mean no one, beats 'Red' Aurbach.

Apologies to those who do not know NBA history, and my poor attempt at the stretch of the joke.

Mar-01-17
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  offramp: During this game Alekhine urinated on a stage that was in a field once.
Mar-01-17
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  ChessHigherCat: <offramp: During this game Alekhine urinated on a stage that was in a field once.> Don't be so hard on the guy, it was just a stage he was p*ssing through.
Mar-04-17  Abdel Irada: ∞

<RKnight: Maybe AA was addled with vodka or French wine. Instead of his usual brilliant moves he just pushed the wood. E.g. 18...Ke1 or 18...Bf6 retain equality, vs 18...Ke6? leading to an outright loss.>

I assume you mean 18. ...Ke8. Sure, 18. ...K(x)e1 would be nice, but I don't think Black has earned a free rook.

Mar-04-17  john barleycorn: < offramp: During this game Alekhine urinated on a stage that was in a field once.>

All the opponents in Auerbach's Keller urinated under the table in best fraternity tradition

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