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Alexander Alekhine vs Samuel Reshevsky
"Alexa-Sam!" (game of the day May-19-2016)
Kemeri (1937), Kemeri URS, rd 8, Jun-25
Alekhine Defense: Modern Variation. Alekhine Gambit (B04)  ·  1-0

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Jul-23-13  notyetagm: Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937

Game Collection: ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WAYS TO CREATE PINS

Jun-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Reshevsky's score of 2/5 vs Alekhine, moreover, includes a win for the champion in 1932, when Reshevsky was not yet a title contender.

Might be that <SteinitzLives> is a closet Geller fan-y'know, the man who had plus scores against every world champion in history, including those titleholders he never faced! Would be a pity if Reshevsky were to rain on Geller's parade. One thing sure: <Steinitz> does right well with sweeping generalisations, as it is much easier lumping everyone into nice, neat categories than to think for oneself.

May-19-16  goodevans: What on earth made Reshevsky think that opening the a-file was a good idea?
May-19-16  offramp: A good pun for today. Based on Alakazam (spelling?).
May-19-16  JimNorCal: Thanks. Had no idea what to make of the "pun"
May-19-16  morfishine: The Miriam Webster dictionary has this for the origin of "alakazam": a nonsense word (of obscure origin) First Known Use: 1937

Which pretty much sums up this play-on-name title

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May-19-16  offramp: <morfishine: ...Which pretty much sums up this play-on-name title >

My reply was also a pun. The word is used to put spells on people.

May-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Alakazam may stand for:

-an incantation or magic word along the lines of Abrakadabra -Alakazam the Great, a Japanese 1960 anime film
-the final evolutionary form of the Pokémon Abra, Kadabra, and Alakazam -The Magic Land of Allakazam, a television series from the 60's of the magician Mark Wilson

From wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaka...

May-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: < HeMateMe: This wonderful combination is in many tactical books, including lev alburt's "300 essential positions".>

I knew that I'd seen it before. I am thinking it might be in the "Black Book" as well, but I don't feel like digging it out right now to see.

The Black Book = The Encyclopedia of Chess Middlegames.

May-19-16  walz001: http://www.chessfiles.com
May-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: White will mate on the back row...after all.
May-19-16  posoo: Here coms Morfusoon again, AKA

Offiser PUN.

Weeeeee-oooooo-weeeeeee-oooooo, dats da sound of da police!

Morfusoon HEARBY DECREES dat dis pon is NOT sattisfactory.

Offiser PUN, you are a solution in search of a PROBLUM.

May-19-16  Howard: First time I saw the position after 34...Rd2 was in Fred Reinfeld's ancient book How to Play Chess Like a Champion. It was in the first couple chapters, as I recall.
May-19-16  morfishine: <posoo> You are so funny, I like you, you know I've toned things down quite a bit, you know, smell the roses, enjoy life a little, don't be so uptight....its funny, no?
May-19-16  thegoldenband: It oughta be "Alekh-a-Sam", no?

"Alexa-Sam" sounds like an antidepressant or something.

May-19-16  jith1207: <posoo> even though you terms to get into controversies and even as I don't always understand your language, your posts bring me a laugh. Think I need to perfect that diction to really appreciate that.
May-19-16  maxi: It's games like these that give chess a good name!
May-20-16  posoo: lol sorry morfus, i cannot accept da proposeed danooment.

KEEP RAILING against bad puns! It is in yor nature.

May-23-16  morfishine: <posoo> No, really, I don't know about "danooment", I only know just reality, I don't care about bad puns anymore, its all about family, friends, life & great chess :)

sorry possooo, you are wrung here, but funny nonetheless

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May-24-16  posoo: i used da wrong WORD. da old posoo meant DOTENTE.

Anyway morfudlian, it's alright, i know deep down you'll ALWAYS be Offiser Pun, lololol

May-30-16  jith1207: Now what's Dotente in that dictunory, please?
Aug-15-18  GlennOliver: Alekhine saw that finish at least as early as 28. Nb6

Marvellous vision.

Aug-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: It ran as smooth as a composed problem, the finish. But, this was against Reshevsky, not a NN, so you know AAA didn't make it up.
Jan-14-19  kontrippo: If you want to check out my video analysis about this gamr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6J...

May-14-20  Albion 1959: Reshevsky must have been in time trouble when he played 34: Rd2?? He was a careful player and I doubt if he would have such a mistake had he not been short of time? Alekhine, alert as ever, delivers a problem-like coup with a queen sacrifice to finish the game !!
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