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Alexander Alekhine vs Cercle de Montmartre
Blindfold simul, 28b (1925) (blindfold), Paris FRA, Feb-01
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Vitolins Variation (B62)  ·  0-1



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May-19-04  Bobsterman3000: Damn. Why not 20.Qf2?

Either I'm missing something or Alekhine is overrated...

May-19-04  iron maiden: Overrated? No. Drunk? Probably.
Aug-23-04  Tiamat: Either that or they didn't show it correctly or all, look at the other game, it shows NN beating Alekhine, however, someone else put the complete game there and it showed him winning.
Oct-14-04  zugzwangdragon: It's very possible that Alekhine was under heavy influence of mind-altering drugs during this game.
Oct-14-04  WMD: This was one of 28 games played in his world record blindfold simultaneous display conducted on 1st February 1925. He won 22, lost 3 and drew 3.
Feb-28-05  bsprizzle: 28 blind simul games. Amazing. I tried playing a blindfolded game once and I ended up offering a draw when I was up a piece about twenty five moves into it. It was hard.
Feb-02-06  notyetagm: Wow. This game is from that famous 28-game Alekhine blindfold simul.

My goodness. I cannot even play one game blindfolded and here Alekhine plays 28 such games at the same time.


Feb-02-06  WMD: More information on that simul:

Alekhine vs NN, 1925

Nov-28-06  sheaf: forget about alekhine... NN played Sicilian Defense Richter-Rauzer... and I must say played it quite well.. those were the days when sicilian was not considered sound..
Nov-28-06  Calli: In fact, NN was not there that day. A prior engagement perhaps. The Black pieces were conducted by members of the "Cercle de Montmartre" chess club on board 7 of AA's record breaking BF simul.
Dec-24-08  WhiteRook48: Alekwine... Alekhine drinks too much
Mar-24-09  WhiteRook48: how about 37 g3?
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  scutigera: @WhiteRook48: 37 g3? Qf2+ and mate in three. After 19 ...Qb6, the real contest was not between NN and Alekhine, but between NN and Alekhine's liver, to see if it could digest the alcohol in his arteries faster than NN could digest his pieces. The record shows that Alekhine's liver was pretty formidable (e.g. Alekhine-Flohr 1936, the stemgame of the Fingerslip Variation), but I guess it had too much to handle in this game.
Jun-26-11  Tigranny: 18.Nd4 was the critical mistake by Alekhine because after 19...Qb6, the knight could not avoid capture and NN was up a minor piece the rest of the game.
Jun-26-11  aliejin: "It's very possible that Alekhine was under heavy influence of mind-altering drugs during this game. "

"Alekwine... Alekhine drinks too much"

I'm amazed at the superficiality with which he speaks of Alekhine and his drinking problem ...

A person with a strong addiction can not lead a successful career in chess or whatever

Alekhine had a very difficult Period around 1935 .. But the defeat (curiously!) Helped him to recover
at least until well into the war.

Also any chess player can have a bad game!
(Especially in a simultaneous or simulatnea blind)

Jul-15-11  atarw: Alekhine lost the WCH because of drugs, when facing Max Euwe.
Jul-15-11  aliejin: "ALekhine lost the WCH because of drugs, when facing Max Euwe."

Thanks for the "explanation" !

Jun-09-15  TheFocus: From the blindfold simultaneous exhibition in Paris, France on February 1, 1925 at the Petit Parisien.

Alekhine scored +22-=3-3 to set a new blindfold record.

The opponent here was a team from Cercle de Montmarte.

See <La Strategie> 1925, pg. 27.

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