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Alexander Alekhine vs Erik Andersen
Warsaw Olympiad (1935), Warsaw POL, rd 17, Aug-29
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Accelerated (E24)  ·  1-0



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  sfm: Alekhine is completely outplayed and should have lost.

Reports were made that he simply did everything he could to harass black during the endgame, moving the clock, disturbing his opponent with numerous questions, coughing loud - all when black was to move, of course - and, contrary to the rules, refused to accept an adjournment of the game.

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  whiteshark: Alekhine's Olympic records:
Apr-10-09  WhiteRook48: so Alekhine cheated
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  whiteshark: Well, it's rather unsportsmanlike to me.
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  whiteshark: "During a chess competition a chess master should be a combination of a beast of prey and a monk."

--Alexander Alekhine

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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday to the guy who was once bullied by Alekhine on the board!
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  Calli: It was far worse than indicated here. Alekhine insisted on playing even though the adjournment had been reached. Skinner, in the Alekhine book, quotes Poul Hage on the Olympiad incident:

"When this game had to be adjourned, Alekhine insisted that it should be continued. The Danish team captain objected, but although it was against the rules, the tournament committee did not dare to contradict the world champion."

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  wordfunph: <Calli: "....the tournament committee did not dare to contradict the world champion.">

a sort of benefit of a world champ?

Apr-18-10  BobCrisp: Heartbreaking defeat but living proof of Alekhine's dictum: 'To win against me, you must beat me three times: in the opening, the middlegame and the endgame.'
Nov-12-13  Owl: Excellent Knight Endgame by Alkhine
he's down two pawns and still manages to win!
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