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William Kurtz Wimsatt Jr. / Isador Samuel Turover vs Alexander Alekhine
Consultation game (1933), Washington, Aug-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange Variation (D41)  ·  0-1



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  MissScarlett: The score above is the one that appears in <Skinner & Verhoeven>, based on <The Washington Post>, August 13th 1933. The paper's chess editor, Williard Mutchler, was a spectator to the game.

The problem comes in the form of Hermann Helms in <The Brooklyn Daily Eagle>, August 24th:

<On his way to San Juan on board the steamship Borinquen of the Porto Rico Line, Dr. Alexander Alekhine found time to recall the moves of two consultation games played by him during his brief stay in Washington and jot down the scores. Through the courtesy of the world champion, these have just reached The Eagle.>

According to Alekhine, the game ended:

<29. a4 Rd2 30. Rh1 h5 31. Rc1 Rd5+ 32. Ke4 Rc5 33. Rd1 Kf6 34. Rd7 Rc4+ 0-1>

Although Alekhine has form in these matters, I can't see any reason here to doubt him. In the second consultation game mentioned, against the same opposition, Alekhine and Mutchler agree on the game length, but there's a transposition of moves along the way. I'll deal with that when the game is posted.

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  TheFocus: From a consultation game played at the Wimsatt residence in Washington, D.C. in August, 1933.

See <The Washington Post>, August 13, 1933, Second Section, pg. 14.

May-26-19  mifralu: < Miss Scarlett: According to Alekhine, the game ended:>

29. a4 Rd2 30. Rh1 h5 31. Rc1 Rd5+ 32. Ke4 Rc5 33. Rd1 Kf6 34. Rd7 Rc4+ 0-1>

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