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Alexander Alekhine vs Viktors Rosenbergs
Simul, 40b (1935) (exhibition), Riga LAT, Sep-12
Queen's Gambit Declined: Alekhine Variation (D51)  ·  0-1



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Apr-07-05  francescog: What do you think about this Alekhine's loss? Who is Rosenberg? It seems that Alekhine moved the Queen a bit erratically, or at least I didn't understand why he moved her THAT way, and lost too many tempi without posing any threat...


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  Calli: W Rosenberg

This game is from a simul which was a complete disaster for Alekhine. Only 9 wins with 16 draws and 15 losses(!). Skinner says the opposition was "very strong".

Feb-04-06  McCool: 12. Kb1?? Aleknie's downfall.
May-22-06  BobbyBishop: I guess AA's sub-par prowess in blitz showed in his simul play as well where you more or less have to move fairly quickly.
Nov-15-10  David2009: An impressive win by Rosenberg. The critical positiuon is at move 19:

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Alekhine vs Rosenberg, 1935 simul, White to play. Instead of 19 Qe2 Nxb2! White can try 19 Nd2 (intending Nc4) Nb6 20.Nb3 Qa4 21.Na1 Rac8 22.Qxa4 Bxa4 23.Bc2 Bd7 24.f3 (24.Nb3? Rxc2!) Nc4 25.Be1 Bc5 26.Nb3 Bd6 27.Bd2 a5! 28.Bd3! (capturing the Pawn loses material) b6 and Black is better but not by much.

<Calli: W Rosenberg. This game is from a simul which was a complete disaster for Alekhine....> Interesting research.

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The White moves given above are courtesy of Crafty EGT playing colours reversed. After 19. Qe2 as played Black has 19...e4 as well as Rosenberg's 19...Nxb2. Clearly, something went badly wrong with White's opening: I finger 11.0-0-0

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  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Riga, Latvia on September 12, 1935.1935.

Alekhine scored +9=16-15. This is probably his worst result in simultaneous play.

This game is not from the clock exhibition held on September 13.

See <Shakmayny Riga 1980>, #10, pg. 13.

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<Calli> "W Rosenberg" is the Latvian chess player/coach Viktors Rosenbergs .

If a source uses Germanic letter conventions, it will convert "V Rosenberg" to "W Rosenberg.

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