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Alexander Alekhine vs R O'Malley
Simul, 37b (1924) (blindfold), St. Louis, MO USA, Feb-18
Vienna Game: General (C27)  ·  1-0



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  GrahamClayton: Fabulous combination by Alekhine. The rook sacrifice on f6 is worth the exchange, for removing the black bishop on d4 from defensive duties. I think another point of 16.♖f6! was to stop Black playing 16...f6, allowing the Queen to defend along the 7th rank.
Jun-21-14  Strelets: 28.Qg5+ Kh8 29.Qf6+ Kg8 30.h6 and checkmate is forced on the next move.
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  MissScarlett: Skinner & Verhoeven:

<The following two games were played blindfold by Alekhine in the St Louis simultaneous display. One of these games, the brilliancy against O'Malley has been published many times before in chess columns world wide. However, due to an unfortunate error by Herman Helms, one of the most influential American chess editors of the period, it usually appears with J Yates Downman as Alekhine's opponent. Helms first published the game in this form in his column in <The Brooklyn Daily Eagle>, Februrary 24, p5A and it was soon repeated in the <American Chess Bulletin> 1924, p57. Some other prestigious chess magazines, for example, the <British Chess Magazine> 1924, p335 and <Shakhmaty> 1929, p71, presumably relying on the information given by Helms, also published the game with the incorrect name of Alekhine's opponent. The primary reference source given here for these two games is <The Gambit>, the official publication of the Missouri Pacific St. Louis Chess Club, one of the three host clubs that organised the exhibition. It clearly identifies O'Malley as Alekhine's opponent in this game.>

The second blindfold game (played in addition to 35 regular simul games) was against Downman; score submitted.

Jun-09-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in St. Louis, Missouri on February 18, 1924. Alekhine scored +36=1-0.

Alekhine was blindfold in this game.

See <The Gambit> 1924, pg. 25.

Jun-09-15  ToTheDeath: 16.Rf6! An Alekhine trademark blockading move, later used successfully by Bobby Fischer and others. But I don't see a satisfactory continuation for White after 17...gxf6!

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