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Arpad Vajda vs Alexander Alekhine
Budapest, both blindfold (1921) (blindfold), Budapest HUN
Spanish Game: Bird. Paulsen Variation (C61)  ·  1-0



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Jan-14-06  Latvian Horror: Philadorian knyghtemare.
Feb-08-06  Whitehat1963: Ouch! Nicely played by the Player of the Day.
Feb-08-06  shaikh123: if 30...Kh8 then 31.Rh6.
Feb-08-06  Whitehat1963: But is the quickest win after 30...Kf8?
Apr-23-06  Karpova: 31.rf6+ (31...rf7 32.qh7:; 31....rf6: 32.qf6:+ qf7 33.rh8#)
May-02-07  Paladin88doug: Outplaying the man! Well well...I can tell this boy has a bit of fight in him!
Dec-06-08  paladin at large: Nice attack by Vajda in a casual game (both blind) on the train - however, it did not help him against AA when they got to the tournament in Budapest. Clackety-clack!
Nov-26-11  Pepperpot: <According to Foldeak, this game was played on a train taking Alekhine and Vajda to the tournament of Budapest 1921.>

According to <Skinner & Verhoeven>, <Foldeak> claimed the game was played at Budapest train station, waiting for a train to take <Alekhine> to Prague, i.e., it was played after their Budapest tournament game.

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  sachistu: Yes <Pepperpot> and after the last move supposedly Vajda said "Checkmate in four moves or the loss of the queen". To which, Alekhine answered "I resign" as the train was slowly leaving the railway station. Also, the train arrived at the station after Black's 25th move. This account citing Foldeak is in Fiala and Kalendovsky's 2nd volume of Alekhine's games, page 44.
Dec-20-14  TheFocus: A blindfold game played in Budapest, Hungary in September, 1921.

Both men were blindfold.

Feb-10-22  jerseybob: Nice!

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