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Alexander Alekhine vs Georges Marechal
Simul, 37b (1923) (exhibition), National Athletics Association, Montreal CAN, Nov-22
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  1-0



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  GrahamClayton: Game played in a simul at Montreal on the 22nd of November, 1923.

I am not sure why Black resigned. Is 40...♔f5 41.e6 h4 42.♖b7 OK for Black?

Dec-30-10  wordfunph: Alekhine - Marechal

after 40.Rxb6+

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Analysis by Rybka 2.2n2 mp 32-bit:

1. (0.28): 40...Kd5 41.Re1 Nf5 42.e6 Rc7 43.Kf3 d3 44.Rd1 Nd4+

2. (0.40): 40...Kf5 41.e6 h4 42.Kg1

agree with you <Grayham> that game is not yet over..

Dec-30-10  aliejin: Most likely is that the annotation is
uncompleted (not unusual in simultaneous)
Mar-04-12  Calli: "It was even all the way through until the French-Canadian made an unfortunate blunder, where upon he resigned." - Hermann Helms in the Brooklyn Eagle on 6 Dec 1923.

However, Black did give up too soon. My guess is that Marechal thought he could play 40...Kxe5 and resigned when he saw Re1+. Both he and Helms thought 39...Ne7 was blunder, but it's not. A better move, though, was 39...g5 after which Alekhine would have to prove the draw.

Jun-08-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Montreal, Canada on November 22, 1923 at the Nationale Athletics Association.

Alekhine scored +27=5-5.

See <Brookyln Daily Eagle>, December 6, 1923, pg. 3A.

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