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Alexander Alekhine vs Simon Spilberg
Simul, 40b (1929) (exhibition), Milwaukee, WI USA, Apr-22
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Accepted (C31)  ·  0-1



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Feb-07-11  banjoman: It's nice to know that even a world champion can blow a huge advantage. It seems like his opponent's terrible opening play made him overconfident. Hence the unsound sacrifices, which cannot have been necessary.

I thought at first that 27 h6 was a mate in two, but it seems to be stopped by 27...Qe5.

Oct-03-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Social Centre on April 22, 1929.

Alekhine scored +36=1-3. Two games were played blindfold by Alekhine.

See <American Chess Bulletin 1929>, pg. 99.

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  ToTheDeath: Alekhine missed the crushing 12.Ne6!! winning at least the exchange.

15 Rd5? was also a move from Mars. The obvious 15.Ne4! gives White an overwhelming attack.

Even after these oversights the game could have been saved with 22.Qh3! forcing a perpetual.

As they say after every Alekhine loss, maybe he was drunk?

Oct-03-15  offramp:

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When you have a position like this, as white, it's easy to miss the best continuation. The defender's job might be easier, his moves might be forced.

Oct-04-15  offramp: In that position, white could have played 19.Bg5-f6!

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19... gxf6 20. Nhxf6+ Kg7 21. Qh3 Bxf6 22. Nxf6 Rh8 23. Nh5+ Kg8 24. Qf5 Rf8 25. Qf6 and that's that.

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