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Alexander Alekhine vs John Harald Morrison
Simul, 32b (1923) (exhibition), Leeds ENG, Oct-18
King's Indian Defense: Normal. King's Knight Variation (E60)  ·  1-0

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Mar-11-06  Knight13: Nice tactic. This would fit for Puzzle of the Day!
Mar-11-06  MaxxLange: Alekhine sure can give the beatdown! He gets a solid grip on some central and kingside squares, moves in his pieces and just keeps piling on threats.
Mar-28-08  MichAdams: This game is a duplicate of Alekhine vs J H Morrison, 1923. Apparently, the additional moves were not actually made because Alekhine announced a mate in 7. Note, the opponent was JH not JS Morrison.
Mar-28-08  MichAdams: This game score is the one originally played and published in 1923. In 1929, however, Alekhine sought to improve matters when annotating this game for La Nacion newspaper. Now, the world champion claimed the finish was: 22.Be4 Nh8 23.Rxg7+ Nxg7 24.Qh7+ Kf7 25.g6+ Ke8 26.Bxd6 with mate to follow. In the German language 'On the Road to the World Championship', published in 1932, he maintained the pretense.
Mar-28-08
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  Benzol: <MichAdams> Alyekhin "improved" a number of his games over the years.

See my posts on this game Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924 for example. It appeared in the 2nd Volume of his best games where his opponents name is given as A Freeman and Alyekhin "doctored" the conclusion to it.

Mar-29-08  MichAdams: Yes, <Calli> has, as you probably know, a games collection devoted to <Doctor Mabuse>:

Game Collection: Meine Besten Gefälschten Partien

But if we restrict matters to games where Alekhine is, beyond a reasonable doubt, culpably deceptive, the list should read:

Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911
Alekhine vs S Levitsky, 1913
Flamberg vs Alekhine, 1914
Alekhine vs NN, 1915
A Evenson vs Alekhine, 1916
Alekhine vs J H Morrison, 1923
Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924

These are borderline reprehensible:

Alekhine vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911
Mieses vs Alekhine, 1914

Dec-24-11  ozmikey: <This game score is the one originally played and published in 1923. In 1929, however, Alekhine sought to improve matters when annotating this game for La Nacion newspaper. Now, the world champion claimed the finish was: 22.Be4 Nh8 23.Rxg7+ Nxg7 24.Qh7+ Kf7 25.g6+ Ke8 26.Bxd6 with mate to follow. In the German language 'On the Road to the World Championship', published in 1932, he maintained the pretense.>

Did he? I've got a German edition (not the original, admittedly) of "Auf dem Wege..." in front of me now, and the game score Alekhine gives is the one shown above, although he does mention the sequence beginning with 22. Be4 as a quicker winning line.

Dec-05-14
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  Domdaniel: The question of the original game score and Alekhine's alleged 'improvements' is all very interesting, I'm sure... but there is another, arguably more pertinent, issue here.

Dvoretsky and Bronznik have pointed out that it can make sense to avoid an exchange in order to leave the opponent with a superfluous piece. Here, White's 14.Nd4! leaves Black with superfluous pieces on g7 and f7.

Jun-08-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Leeds, England on October 18, 1923 at the Birmingham Chess Club.

Alekhine scored +28=3-1.

See <The Observer>, October 28, 1923, pg. 12.

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