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Alexander Alekhine vs Starr
"Death, Starr" (game of the day May-20-2019)
Simul, 40b (1924) (blindfold), Chicago, IL USA, Feb-05
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  1-0

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Jun-17-11  dull2vivid: Ah! the days before Sicilian knowledge. Bc5? Nicely exploited by white.
Jul-18-11
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  GrahamClayton: To say that Black has fatal weaknesses on the dark squares is an understatement. Exchanging bishops on move 7 doesn't help either, eg 7...♗xe3 8. fxe3 ♘f6 9.♘d6+ ♔f8 10.♘c4 ♕c5 11. ♕d6+ ♕xd6 12.♘xd6 and the knight occupies the key d6 outpost.
Dec-14-14  TheFocus: From a simul at the Hamilton Chess Club in Chicago, Illinois on February 5, 1924.

Alekhine's score was +30=5-5.

May-20-19  Mountain1: <TheFocus: From a simul at the Hamilton Chess Club in Chicago, Illinois on February 5, 1924. Alekhine's score was +30=5-5.> does this mean there were 40 boards/games
May-20-19  onigorom: After Nb5 the position is slightly favourable for Black, actually, e.g. 7....Bxe3 8.fxe3 Nf6 9.Qd6 Nxe4 10.Qa3 Nc5 11.N1c3 O-O 12.Nd6 Qb4 13.Qxb4 Nxb4 14.O-O-O Nc6 15.a3 a5 Black's grave mistakes happen later in the game.
May-20-19  clement41: I can’t help but associate this game with that one, due to black’s dark square weaknesses especially d6, and the opening: V Yemelin vs Y Shulman, 1994
May-20-19  The Kings Domain: Fine display by one of the blindfold greats.
May-20-19  Pyrandus: What (which) is the difference between "blind" and "blindfold" game? Thx.
May-20-19  vajeer: Would 12...f6 be better?
It's obvious that White plans to play 13.f4 which then can be met with 13...Nf7 threatening white's knight posted on d6
May-20-19
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  Everett: Curious third move from Alekhine. Any merit to 3.Be2 so early?
May-20-19
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  perfidious: <Mountain1>, yes.

<Pyrandus>, 'blind' and 'blindfold' are the same.

May-20-19  Mountain1: thanks

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