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Alexander Simchow
Number of games in database: 3
Years covered: 1920 to 1937

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Reshevsky vs A Simchow  0-1341920Simul, 20bD05 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Reshevsky vs A Simchow 0-1301921Simul, 12bD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. Kashdan vs A Simchow  1-0341937Manhattan CC-chD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Jul-20-15  zanzibar: Pretty sure this guy, and both games, are Alexander Simchow.

Here's another game:


[Event "Rice-Progressive CC Championship"]
[Site "New York USA"]
[Date "1925.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kupchik, Abraham"]
[Black "Simchow, Alex"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C62"]
[EventDate "1925.??.??"]
[Source "The Bobby Fischer I Knew and Other Stories - Denker /Parr p68"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.Bxc6 Bxc6 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Bg5 Be7 9.O-O-O O-O 10.h4 h6 11.Bf4 Qd7 12.Qe3 Qe6 13.Nd4 Qd7 14.f3 Rfd8 15.g4 Ne8 16.Nf5 Bf8 17.Ng3 Qe6 18.g5 hxg5 19.hxg5 g6 20.Qf2 Bg7 21.Nd5 Bxd5 22.exd5 Qd7 23.Be3 f5 24.Bd4 Bxd4 25.Rxd4 Ng7 26.Rdh4 Qe7 27.f4 Kf7 28.Re1 Qd7 29.Qd4 Kg8 30.Reh1 Qe7 31.Rh8+ 1-0


I also found another Reschevsky simul from 1921 (but w/o result, as score ends with adjournment).

Jul-20-15  zanzibar: From the Denker book again, this time from the intro, and Denker's retelling:

<Tea Drinkers, Knee Slappers


Once I was paired against the master, Alex Simchow, a chain tea drinker. Not, that in itself should not have been so bad. But every time he took a sip, up went his glasses to the top of his head and down went his fingers into a box of sugar cubes, which he placed between his teeth so that the tea would sluice through the sugar on the way to his stomach. After each gulp would come a very soft, satisfied "aah-ah." It took all of my will power to keep my eyes off this beautifully coordinated operation, which Alex had down to a "T."


Jul-20-15  zanzibar: He may have been a druggist:

(ANNUAL MEETING... aritcle on right, scroll down a little)

Jul-20-15  zanzibar: More evidence:

Alexander Simchow, graduated June 1913.

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  MissScarlett: <I also found another Reschevsky simul from 1921 (but w/o result, as score ends with adjournment).>

Yes, I saw reference to this in the <BDE>. It seems the game was adjudicated as a win for Simchow, but Reshevsky disputed the claim and the result was left unresolved, to Simchow's displeasure. If you have the score, submit it.

Jul-21-15  zanzibar: I'd be "pleased" to do it:


[Event "Stone Avenue Theatre simul"]
[Site "Brooklyn, NY USA"]
[Date "1921.01.18"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Reshevsky, Samuel"]
[Black "Simchow, Alexander"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "D40"]
[EventDate "1921.01.18"]
[Source "American Chess Bulletin v18 p26 (1921)"]
[Status "Noted as adjourned, but White is clearly losing"] [PlyCount 60]

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 Nf6 4.c4 c5 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.g3 Be7 7.cxd5 exd5 8. Bg2 O-O 9.O-O Be6 10.b3 Qd7 11.Bb2 Rad8 12.Rc1 Bg4 13.Qd3 Nb4 14.Qd2 Bxf3 15.Bxf3 Qf5 16.Be2 Qh3 17.f4 h5 18.Bf3 cxd4 19.exd4 Rfe8 20.Nd1 Ne4 21.Bxe4 dxe4 22.Nf2 Qf5 23.Rfe1 Nxa2 24.Rxe4 Nxc1 25.Qxc1 Bf6 26. Qe3 Rxe4 27.Nxe4 Kh8 28.Nxf6 Qb1+ 29.Qc1 Qxc1+ 30.Bxc1 Rxd4 White is clearly losing, but game was scored as adjourned *


ACM gave White as Samuel Rzeschewski, this and another Philadelphia game of Reshevsky's, were given in a news item noting the recent establishment of Samuel Chess Club in Philly.

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  MissScarlett: 'There's only one Alex Simchow...'

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