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Alexander Alekhine vs Morris A Schapiro
Blindfold simul, 10b (1924) (blindfold), Manhattan CC, New York, NY USA, Jan-19
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Capablanca Variation (D63)  ·  1-0



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  GrahamClayton: 12...♘xc5 was a better move, getting compensation for play on the open c-file in return for the isolated d-pawn.
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  Pawn and Two: One of ten blindfold games by Alekhine in his exhibition at the Manhattan Chess Club, the afternoon of January 19. 1924.

A crowd of 200 watched Alekhine take on a picked team of ten, selected purposely to test his prowess in this branch of the game. After playing continuously for a little less than four hours, Alekhine emerged triumphant without incurring a single defeat. His final score was eight wins and two draws.

The above exhibition details are from the booklet, "Alekhine in the Americas", by Donaldson, Minev & Seirawan.

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  GrahamClayton: <Pawn and Two>The above exhibition details are from the booklet, "Alekhine in the Americas", by Donaldson, Minev & Seirawan.

<Pawn and Two>,
The analysis of the game came from the same booklet!

Dec-14-14  TheFocus: Sorry. This was a blindfold exhibition, not a clock simul.
Jun-09-15  TheFocus: From a blindfold simultaneous exhibition in New York, New York on January 19, 1924 at the Manhattan Chess Club.

Alekhine scored +8=2-0.

See <Brooklyn Daily Eagle> January 24, 1924, pg. 3A.

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  Phony Benoni: The BDE article mentioned byy MTheFOcus< has a score of the game which differs slightly fromt he one given here. The sequence of the first six moves is different:

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 0-0 6.e3 Nbd7

Also, BDE gives 28...a5 instead of 28...h5. This is also the version given in "American Chess Bulletin", January 1924, p. 4.

Now, it's not surprising BDE and ACB have the same score, since they are not independent sources (both being by Hermann Helms). And I'm not claiming Helms was infallible; far from it.

But the question remains where our version of the score came from.

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