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Alexander Alekhine vs Arshavir G Tanielian
Simul, 40b (1936) (exhibition), Sofia BUL, Apr-13
Caro-Kann Defense: General (B10)  ·  0-1

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Oct-05-04  ArturoRivera: wow, beating Alekhine with this opening, how brave!...
Feb-13-05  luc_da: I've seen a few other games with this opening; and most of them were a win for white.

Where did Alekhine go wrong in this one?

Feb-13-05  Rank Amateur: Well, it's hardly my place to criticize Alekhine, but up to about 24 ♕g3 you could say that white's ♕,♘ and ♗ were coordinated and attacking. But with 25 ♕h4 the Queen's out on her own and 2 minor pieces are suddenly stuck on the other edge. What do you think?
Feb-13-05  euripides: 16 Bxe7 seems to make things slightly simpler for Black, who was going to have trouble castling anyway and is then able to unite his rooks.
Feb-13-05  euripides: Anyone know who Tanielian was and what the context of the game was ?
Feb-13-05
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  Calli: <Euripedes> this game is from a simul on April 13, 1936 in Sofia. There were forty boards. The final score was 27 wins 9 draws and 4 losses. Apparently a strong group of players as 79% is a little less than AA's normal score.
Feb-13-05  euripides: <Calli> thanks
Feb-13-05
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  Calli: Also Skinner and Verhoeven spell the name as "Tanielyan".
Feb-14-05  luc_da: The "recent" way to meet this opening seems to be to play 3.Nf3, or 3.Bd3 rather than 3.c4 Any opinion on wich move is the best?
Aug-02-06
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  OhioChessFan: I'm surprised nobody mentioned Bd3 which threw away a pawn. I don't see anything close to compensation for that. I agree that Bxe7 helped Black connect his rooks, though that Bishop was tying down the White Queen in defense anyway. h3 and a4 both look like simul moves, or computer pass moves, and I see nothing gained there. Qh4 wasn't good, and Qc2 was a blunder, though Black was probably winning anyway.
Jul-25-09
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  sillybilly47: Sweet game. Alekhine seems a step behind all game.
Jul-10-10
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  GrahamClayton: <Calli>this game is from a simul on April 13, 1936 in Sofia. There were forty boards. The final score was 27 wins 9 draws and 4 losses. Apparently a strong group of players as 79% is a little less than AA's normal score.

<Calli>,
Here are some details of Alekhine in Sofia:

http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

Mar-02-13
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  Tabanus: <Apparently a strong group of players> Yes, and I'm pretty sure Black is <Arshavir Tanielian> who ended 8th in the Bulgarian Ch 1936:

http://www.thechesslibrary.com/file...

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