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Alexander Alekhine vs Isaac Kashdan
Pasadena (1932), Pasadena, CA USA, rd 9, Aug-25
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Defense (D51)  ·  1-0



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Jun-29-06  Maynard5: Alekhine included this game in his collection as an appendix to a different game (against Vidmar), both of which consisted of endgames involving two rooks versus a rook and a knight. His reason for not fully annotating the game was that Kashdan had unknowingly played a line that analysts had already determined was inferior for Black, as a result of which the exchange was lost relatively early on.
Nov-06-06  Resignation Trap: For a photo of this game, go here: .
Nov-06-06  Resignation Trap: Hmmm.... Not this game, but analysis of another one, so it seems.
Mar-21-08  MichAdams: That photo's a good indicator of what European-American chess used to be like, when it still had status ('class' as Fischer would put it) within the wider culture.

Nowadays, people turn up to clubs and tournaments like they just got out of bed. No wonder they're playing for peanuts.

Mar-21-08  MichAdams: The earlier games in this line that Alekhine refers to are:

Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann, 1928

Spielmann vs G A Thomas, 1929

A DB search shows that the position after 10...Ne4?! still occurs occasionally in games of a decent standard. White generally wins, but Black's position doesn't seem as critical as Alekhine suggests.

Mar-21-08  MichAdams: < Hmmm.... Not this game, but analysis of another one, so it seems.>

Actually, it looks like analysis of this game.

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  Phony Benoni: I'm wondering who the other people in the picture were. Reshevsky is clearly on the far right, and I believe the tall guy is Dake. Reuben Fine might be between them, but I have no idea about the guy on the far left.

Other players in the tournament included Herman Steiner, Borochow, J. Bernstein, Factor, Reinfeld, Araiza, and FInk.

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  Calli: <the guy on the far left>

J.J. Araiza, I beleive.

Jan-14-14  jerseybob: Calli: Yes. L-R: Araiza, Dake, Fine, Reshevsky
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