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Alexander Alekhine vs Milton Pinkus
Blindfold simul, 26b (1924) (blindfold), New York, NY USA, Apr-27
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation Normal Line (B74)  ·  1-0



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Jun-09-15  TheFocus: From a blindfold simultaneous exhibition in New York, New York on April 27, 1924 at the Hotel Almanac.

Alekhine scored +16=5-5 to set a new world record.

See <Brooklyn Daily Eagle> May 1, 1924, pg. 4A.

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  ToTheDeath: AA gets a positional advantage and goes to work on Black's weaknesses before launching the final assault with 35.h5! Black is curiously helpless at the end despite the board full of pieces and White's exposed king.
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  ToTheDeath: "Paradise Lost"
Mar-20-18  areknames: <Black is curiously helpless at the end despite the board full of pieces and White's exposed king>

Indeed, the final position is quite remarkable.

Mar-20-18  areknames: <"Paradise Lost">

LOL, a good pun for a not uninteresting game.

Aug-26-19  mifralu: We have found a problem with the game score from here until the 27th move. In his book "On the Road to the World Championship 1923-1927" Alekhine gives the next few moves as < 22. ... f6 23. c4 b6 24. b3 Qf8 25. Rad1 Rd8 26. Rfe1 Re5 > but the New York chess editor Hermann Helms, as well as Skinner & Verhoeven (1998), give the game’s score as we continue below. The same position is reached by the 27th move in either case. We wonder whether it is possible that Alekhine recalled the game from memory and mixed up the order of moves, since he is believed to have annotated various games blindfolded, without an actual score or board in front of him. Oh, the habits of a blindfold champion! Since we do not know what was the cause of this discrepancy, we refrain from comments until the 27th move is reached.< 22. ... Re5 23. c4 Qf8 24. b3 b6 25. Rad1 Rd8 26. Rfe1 f6 > At this point we are back on track for the two variants of the game score.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,01 May 1924, Page A4

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