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Alexander Alekhine vs A Popovic
Simul, 36b (1930) (exhibition), Osijek YUG, Dec-23
Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit (D31)  ·  1-0



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Aug-21-05  jamesmaskell: That is so cool. Meeting a check with checkmate!
Aug-21-05  buscher07: Yes, I have never seen that before. I wonder how many possible chess games out of all possible games would end with check and responding with checkmate... is there a way to calculate that?
Aug-21-05  offramp: Part of the calculation would have to be that in Alekhine's games almost everything known in chess happens once.
Aug-22-05  jamesmaskell: I think chessgames posted aomething about that. They apparently have a search engine which can look for any wierd things like that. Should be on the kibitzers cafe.
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  TheAlchemist: Cool! <Part of the calculation would have to be that in Alekhine's games almost everything known in chess happens once.> Yes, it seems that these kind of things only happen to Alekhine :-)

And, btw, the place should be "Osijek" and not "Osjek".

Dec-07-05  Saruman: Fantastic game!
Dec-07-05  yunis: well prepared by these two gyes a cooked game' iam a parapsycholog 'trust me
Dec-05-08  WhiteRook48: Popovic: Check. You can't mate me, deal with check first.

Alekhine: Yes I can- MATE!

Popovic: WHAT??

Dec-16-08  WhiteRook48: Alekhine is a good player, but... take a look.
The third worst chess loser is Alekhine, who resigned spectacularly against Grunfeld by throwing the King across the room. Nimzowitsch is second, in one game, shouted, "WHY MUST I LOSE TO THIS IDIOT?" (Cuz I'm an idiot) First is some unknown Danish guy who lost with some move involving his Queen. He snuck back in the tournament and cut the heads off all the queens. :)
Dec-21-08  WhiteRook48: meeting a check with checkmate... amazing, but let's face it, it's Alekhine
Dec-23-08  WhiteRook48: 43. Rc2# actually is practically forced. However 42...Bg6+ was practically forced too. Hey Popovic, do you make popcorn? Does Alekhine eat it?
Jan-01-09  WhiteRook48: So cool, this game is. So I'm supposed to be sitting here hanging on c2 while my lookalike is stuck on h8? Poor us.
Jun-01-09  steve123456: Um, chess geniuses, will u guys please tell me why 19....axb6 or Qxb6 wasn't played??Or 21.... Qxd3??
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  beatgiant: <steve123456>
On 19...axb6 20. Rh8+ Kxh8 21. Qh6+ Kg8 22. Rh1, I don't see a defense to the mate threats.

On 21...Qxd3 22. Qh6 Qc4+ 23. Kb1 Qd3+ 24. Ka1, Black runs out of checks and again I don't see a defense.

Apr-28-12  Xeroxx: nice mate
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  sachistu: This game was analyzed in Ceskoslovensky Sach, 1931, p61 and in Sahovski Glasnik, 1931, p145. Strangely, no one mentions 41..Bb5! when it seems an entirely different outcome is likely! And, as mentioned by <TheAlchemist>, Chessgames should change the site to Osijek.
Oct-04-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous clock exhibition at Osijek, Yugoslavia on December 23, 1931.

Alekhine scored +33=3-0.

See <Sahovski Glasnik 1931>, pg. 145-146.

Oct-04-15  TheFocus: Exhibition was in 1930.

<TheFocus> can't seem to focus.

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