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Erik Gustav Schultz vs Alexander Alekhine
Simul, 24b (1914) (exhibition), Stockholm SWE, Oct-21
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Modern Bc4 Variation (B35)  ·  0-1



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  perfidious: So far as I know, this is the first example of Black playing ....Rxc3 in the Sicilian, though White's play throughout was feeble.
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  Eric Schiller: There are 4 earlier examples.

[Event "International Tournament"]
[Site "London (England)"]
[Date "1851"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Kennedy E"]
[Black "Mucklow J"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Eco "B44"]
[Annotator ""]
[Source ""]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nb3 b6 6.Bc4 Bb7 7.f4 Rc8 8.O-O Nb4 9.Bd3 Qc7 10.c3 Nc6 11.Be3 Nge7 12.Nd4 Nxd4 13.cxd4 Qc6 14.Nc3 a6 15.Rc1 Qd6 16.e5 Qb8 17.Be4 Rxc3 18.Rxc3 Bxe4 19.Qa4 Nd5 20.Rb3 Bc2 21.Qc4 Bxb3 22.Qxb3 Be7 23.Bd2 O-O 24.f5 f6 25.fxe6 dxe6 26.Qh3 Qc8 27.Qg4 Qd7 28.Bh6 Rf7 29.Rf3 Bf8 30.Rg3 Qe7 31.Bd2 fxe5 32.Qe4 exd4 33.Rh3 g6 34.a3 a5 35.Rd3 Bg7 36.h4 Rf5 37.Bg5 Bf6 38.g4 Re5 39.Qxe5 Bxe5 40.Bxe7 Nxe7 41.Kf2 Nc6 42.Kf3 Bf6 43.h5 Ne5+ 0-1

and 3 others, including the massacre Nimzowitsch vs. Fahrni, Barmen 1905 and Wiss vs. Bird, 1883.

Apr-18-06  Richerby: <Eric Schiller: There are 4 earlier examples> I think <perfidious> is referring to exchange sacrifices on c3, as in the Kennedy-Mucklow game you posted. The other two games you mention explicitly are just ordinary exchanges on c3:

Nimzowitsch vs Fahrni, 1905

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23... ♘xh4 24.♖xh4 ♖xc3.

Max Weiss vs Bird, 1883

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28...♘c3 29.♘xc3 ♖xc3

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  Phony Benoni: Didn't Larsen once say that Alekhine would never have seen the ...Rxc3 sacrifice in the Sicilian?

As for the game, Schultz saw nothing. Nothing.

Dec-22-06  crwynn: There was another Sicilian Exchange sac on c3 in Tartakower vs Vidmar, 1905 but in that case it was desperation.
Jul-15-09  adiladil78: What aan explosive game from Alekhine.
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  GrahamClayton: The Black knight on c3 is such a commanding piece, in comparison to the poor White knight.
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  perfidious: <Phony Benoni> Larsen indeed made this remark when interviewed by CHO'D Alexander for a book in the early 1970s. The interview is, as one would have expected from Larsen, interesting and informative.
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  keypusher: <Richerby: <Eric Schiller: There are 4 earlier examples> I think <perfidious> is referring to exchange sacrifices on c3, as in the Kennedy-Mucklow game you posted.>

Kennedy-Mucklow isn't an exchange sacrifice, it's a simple combination winning two pieces for a rook after 17. Be4?.

E S Kennedy vs J S Mucklow, 1851

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  perfidious: <PB: As for the game, Schultz saw nothing. Nothing.>

As would be expected.

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  Jonathan Sarfati: Hahah, Bent Larsen, a victim of what <visayanbraindoctor> dubs the Narcissistic Generation syndrome, claimed:

Even Alekhine would have had to study for a year first; I am not sure, but I believe the man had never seen an exchange sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian. Imagine that!

Jan-21-16  ughaibu: Lasker vs D Mac Kay, 1908
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  MissScarlett: Top trump: C A Lawrence vs C Curt, 1907

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