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Samuel Reshevsky vs William Allen Ruth
Simul, 20b (1921) (exhibition), Strawbridge & Clothier's, Philadelphia, PA USA, Apr-05
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Saratt Variation (C44)  ·  0-1



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  MissScarlett: <Babe - Ruth>
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  MissScarlett: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 6th 1921, p.2:

<The play developed several games which will be studied by all chess lovers for months, if not years to come. The win scored by W. A. Ruth, State champion, who on his twenty-third move announced a mate in three, is a chess classic, according to many students of the game. This victory by Ruth makes the fifth defeat of the boy champion in more than 400 games he has played in this country. [...]

The only long pause made by the youthful expert was after the twenty-third move by Ruth. He remained over the board five minutes and tried to argue that he was entitled to a draw. Ruth, however, pointed out an assured mate in three.

The boy took his defeat without expression of regret. He simply nodded his head and passed on to the next board.>

It's a pity no other games from this simul have surfaced, because Reshevsky faced many of the strongest players in Philadelphia, including Sharp and Whitaker, and scored +12 -1 =7 (many games being adjudicated). The number of spectators in the department store is reported as high as 2000, which is hard to believe but the throng was enough to reduce the boy to tears.

May-02-17  RookFile: Terrible opening by Reshevsky. The game actually resembles Amateur vs. Morphy. Of course, Reshevsky learned from his mistakes and became a world class player.
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  beatgiant: <RookFile>
Still, not bad for a 10-year-old giving a simul against <many of the strongest players in Philadelphia... and scored +12 -1 =7>, isn't it?

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