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Antonio Angel Medina Garcia vs Alexander Alekhine
Gijon (1945), Gijon ESP, rd 9, Jul-??
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack Early deviations (B75)  ·  1-0



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Sep-30-05  PaulLovric: <PaulLovric: After Alekhine had taken the championship title from Capablanca, Capa apparently spent quite a bit of his spare time hanging out in a specific cafe in Paris. Friends, acquaintances, and others would often drop by, participating in games and libations with the former, charismatic, champion. One day, while Capa was having coffee and reading a newspaper, a stranger stopped at his table, motioned at the chess set and indicated he would like to play if Capa was interested. Capa's face lit up, he folded the newspaper away, reached for the board and proceeded to pocket his own queen. The opponent (who apparently had no idea who Capablanca was) reacted with slight anger. "Hey! You don't know me! I might beat you!", he said. Capablanca, smiling gently, said quietly, "Sir, if you could beat me, I would know you."> seen this one
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  Benzol: <PaulLovric> <seen this one> You have me there I'm afraid.
Jan-18-06  johnnyboy: nice one
Jan-07-07  Tartalacreme: Hey! johnnyboy! Tonight is your lucky night!
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  Peligroso Patzer: Apparently, the position referred to in the post by <PaulLovric> dated Sep-29-05 is as follows:

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Sep-05-07  Marmot PFL: Alekhine was no longer the Alekhine of the 1930s. Probably its best he died when he did rather than play a controversial match with Botvinnik in which he would have been badly beaten.
Dec-11-07  grasser: Yes. Death is always better than losing a match.
Apr-10-09  notyetagm: <grasser: Yes. Death is always better than losing a match.>


Mar-08-10  PaulLovric: <Peligroso Patzer> tis the position i was talking about
Mar-08-10  PaulLovric: ....5 years ago
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  Benzol: Seems hard to believe that I posted that on the Alexander Alekhine thread for <cu8sfan> back in August 2004.

Actually it's the second time that the story has popped up in the last two weeks as well.


Mar-08-10  PaulLovric: <Benzol> my trans tasman friend, been a long time, how are you ?
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  Benzol: <Paul Lovric> I'm doing fairly well thanks. How are things across the ditch? Didn't like the look of the flooding in Queensland or the hail storms that hit Melbourne the other day either. How is it in Tasmania?


Mar-11-10  PaulLovric: <Benzol> i just have moved to NSW, not sure for how long-but im living on the central coast near Gosford with my girlfriend. we joined the gosford chess club last week. since getting together, 4 months ago, i have been teaching her to play chess and i am afraid i've created a monster. Tasmania was great when i was there at Christmas time: The weather was terrific. any extreem weather in NZ ?
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  Benzol: <PaulLovric> You never know, your girlfriend could be a master in the making. The weather here has been good like the summers I remember as a child but this weekend I've noticed the nights have begun to get a little cooler.
Nov-12-10  PaulLovric: hope the weather is getting warmer now <Benzol>
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  Benzol: Yes indeed. It's a warm ( 22 degrees C ) and fine Saturday afternoon. Looks like summer is on its way. Hope you're keeping well my friend.


Nov-29-10  PaulLovric: i just had my first child on the 18 th of november 2010. All is well here in Tasmania
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  Benzol: Congratulations on becoming a first time father.


Mar-21-11  PaulLovric: <Benzol> thanks. it has been a while since I have made any comments on this forum so I did not see your reply. I hope all is well across the Tasman, especially since the massive quack in christchirch
Apr-05-11  PaulLovric: Quake
Apr-05-11  Shams: <I hope all is well across the Tasman, especially since the massive quack in christchirch>

I thought <Richard Taylor> lived on the North island? Zing!

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  Richard Taylor: < PaulLovric: <Benzol> thanks. it has been a while since I have made any comments on this forum so I did not see your reply. I hope all is well across the Tasman, especially since the massive quack in Christchurch >

No! Quack is just right! Sounds just like all those bloody tiresome Christchurchians moaning about their pet disaster... after all, it was just a quack...are they men or mice (or e'en ducks?) down there?

Apr-22-11  PaulLovric: <Richard Taylor> tisk tisk
Dec-25-15  joddon: bitter last days of the greta alexander....ran out of tactics.....22nf4 is a move even i have missed in many tournaments but to see that here is quite devestating...i think while whites building tempo with his knight, black should have thoought of some counter attacks to defend against it with some exchange from the active knight can only be stopped by a bishop , usually early in a situation where it messes up pawn structures......delayed exchanges of an active knight usually gives your opponent some more tempo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! here i think in the opening alex should have taken a keen eye ....just like in modern times, letting a player like magnus carlsen a piece that can fly and pop on almost any square in the end will only allow him to be nothing but cannot allow a great player to have any major piece advantage in the end let it alone be a pawn....this is the aim of any gm, from any era....why do low elo players never understand this law of chess i hardly could tell u..................any how i think alex was sleeping in this game.
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