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Alexander Alekhine vs Dr. J Forrester
Simul, 35b (1923) (exhibition), Glasgow SCO, Oct-02
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Tarrasch Variation (C77)  ·  1-0



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  Sneaky: These Alekhine miniatures are such a delight!
Aug-16-02  pawntificator: Very much so!! Mate with a pawn, I love it!
Jul-29-03  WhiteKnight: I love it when they dont see it coming
Jul-29-03  hickchess99: maybe he did see it, it's just that he didn't want alekhine to feel bad.
Jul-29-03  Sylvester: Was this guy a friend of Alekhine?
Jul-30-03  PVS: Like Tom Baker, Alekhine had no friends.
Jul-30-03  Ashley: Who on earth is Tom Baker?
Jul-30-03  PVS: Top of the class Ashley.
Jul-30-03  Yuri54: Who are these people who have one game in the database, are they picked off the street and paid off to get whipped by a master. It's nothing like being a prostitute, but it's bad
Jul-30-03  PVS: <Who are these people who have one game in the database>

Most often I suspect they played the GM in an exhibition. In the old days it can also be the case they were local amateurs rounding out a tournament field.

Jul-30-03  Calli: In a perfect world, the word "simul" would appear in the "Event" box of the scorecard, but the computer databases often don't have that info filled in.

Dr. Forrester actually saw the mate coming, but decided to play it out with in mind. He thus avoided two of the main kibitzes: 1) complaints about players not playing it out to the end and 2) Defensive suggestions which prove he wasn't really lost. (Of course, these only work if you ignore mates in one.)

Oct-09-04  azaris: Dr. Forrester got too bold, so Alekhine made a beatiful finish.
Aug-20-11  Whitehat1963: Wednesdayish puzzle after 11...Qf6.
Nov-14-12  hotwax: Dr. Forrester was apparently an 'experienced club player'. More info can be found here:
Nov-14-12  Wyatt Gwyon: Alekhine channeling Morphy.
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  MJCB: When playing the game, I saw 13. e7+ winning the Queen immediatly but Alekhin saw 13. ♗c6+ winning the king a move later. I like when masters don't win with a good move, but win with the best move, it always leaves an impression that the champion is not a tactician but an artist, and the pleasure watching is immense!
Jun-08-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland on October 2, 1923 at the Glasgow Chess Club.

Alekhine scored +31=2-2.

See <Glasgow Herald>, October 63 1923, pg. 11.

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  sea7kenp: I like how Black ends the Game a Queen up, only to be Mated by a Pawn. Big and Small, but who has the Power?

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