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Alekhine / Koltanowski Blindfold Team
Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 1934
Overall record: +3 -1 =2 (66.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Alexander Alekhine & Georges Koltanowski.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine / Koltanowski vs Antwerp  ½-½351934Blind tandem simul, 6bB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
2. Alekhine / Koltanowski vs Chessboard Chess Club 1-0341934Blind tandem simul, 6bB32 Sicilian
3. Alekhine / Koltanowski vs Margariniere Belge Chess Club 1-0341934Blind tandem simul, 6bD04 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Alekhine / Koltanowski vs Maccabi Chess Club 0-1251934Blind tandem simul, 6bB20 Sicilian
5. Alekhine / Koltanowski vs Antwerp ½-½281934Blind tandem simul, 6bD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. Alekhine / Koltanowski vs Antwerp 1-0341934Blind tandem simul, 6bC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
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  Sneaky: Wow, this is the Dream-Team for blindfold chess!
Dec-27-05  chesscrazy: <Sneaky> Even though they lost because of a knight fork? (Well, it was tandem...oh well)
Dec-27-05  GoldenKnight: I remember Koltanowski talking about this. He said that Alekhine wanted to go on tour with him a second time, but he refused because of divergences in ideas during play. (I forget exactly how Koltanowski put it, and, though he didn't say so, I had the disctinct impression that Alekhine would get angry if Koltanowski didn't play as Alekhine thought he should.
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  offramp: Alekhine & Koltanowski are talking.

Alekhine: We are the blindfold dream team, Kolty! We will demolish them, annihilate them. Player after player. Team after team. Village after village.


Alekhine: Did they say why, Kolty, why they want to terminate my command?

Kolty: I was sent on a classified mission, sir.

Alekhine: It's no longer classified, is it? Did they tell you?

Kolty: They told me that you had gone totally insane, and that your methods were unsound.

Alekhine: Are my methods unsound?

Kolty: I don't see any method at all, sir...

Dec-27-05  WMD: Some sort of Apocalypse Now skit?
Apr-30-08  Funicular: dude, the year was 1934, and the 3 games they won, they won them in 34 moves

now what do you call that?

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  whiteshark: "Providence"! Nostradamus already predicted this major world event.
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  Phony Benoni: According to the <American Chess Bulletin> (March 1934, p, 45), the exhibition was given on February 19, 1934. Each Black squad was a consulting team of four players.

<"Dr. Alekhine, evidently impressed by the manner in which his partner had cooperated with him, stated afterward that he considered Koltanowski as the second best blindfold player in the world." and also mentioned F. Saemisch as a brilliant third. The members of this trio in the opinion of the champion, rankd considerably ahead of any of the other masters who have made attempts in this branch of the game.">

Well, that's generous, but we might wonder what he would have said had be been playing with Saemisch in Germany. Aside of complaining that the exhibition lasted too long.

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