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Alexander Alekhine vs E Vitta
Blindfold simul, 12b (1923) (blindfold), Cercle Philidor, Paris FRA, Feb-25
Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Variation (B13)  ·  1-0



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Nov-16-04  InspiredByMorphy: This is a very good game! Black could have held and perhaps drawn with 34. ...hxg4+ 35.hxg4 Ke7 36.a4 Kd7
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  beatgiant: <Black could have held and perhaps drawn with 34. ...hxg4+ 35.hxg4 Ke7 36.a4 Kd7>

Maybe White would play 36. ♖a5 ♖a8 37. ♔e3 , renewing the threat to push a4 and b5. If then 37...♔d7 38. a4 ♖b8 39. ♖xa6 ♖xb4 40. ♖a7+ , while if 37...♔d8 38. a4 ♖b8 39. ♖xa6 ♖xb4 40. ♖xc6 . So White can still win a pawn.

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  hesyrett: It's interesting that Alekhine doesn't try to refute Black's non-standard treatment of the Caro-Kann exchange variation.  The fact that this was a blindfold (simul?) probably had some bearing on that.
Jun-08-15  TheFocus: This game is from a blindfold simultaneous exhibition in Paris, France on February 25, 1923 at the Cercle Philidor.

Alekhine scored + 11=1-0.

See La Strategie 1923, pg. 62-63.

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